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National Grid Director, Gas IT Portfolio Accounting in Brooklyn, New York

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. To be successful, we’ll need to reduce the cost of energy delivery today and pioneer the clean energy solutions of tomorrow, keeping our customers at the core of everything we do.

Digital teams at National Grid work in a harmonized partnership with our diverse group of energy businesses to deliver technology that revolutionizes the way we operate. As we lead the charge towards a carbon-free future, our digital teams are introducing best practices from across the tech industry to drive efficiency and bring new capabilities to our internal and external customers.

Our work here is critical. National Grid moves energy to millions of homes and businesses in the US and UK and the technology we utilize to complete that task is down to us. You will be an integral contributor towards this goal, and we will support your professional development as part of our diverse, customer-centric, global team.

Come and join us on this incredible journey, We need you! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aXvnvdoZHI)

Job Purpose

National Grid is seeking a director responsible for the accounting and financial operations of the US Gas IT organization, reporting to the head of the US Gas IT portfolio.

In this role you'll be responsible for all US Gas IT financial management, analysis, and reporting, ensuring portfolio finances are both well-managed and clearly articulated. You'll also serve as an advisor to the US Gas IT portfolio head and other portfolio leads, ensuring they have the best financial, accounting, and recovery insights when making key decisions.

What you'll do

In your first 3 months you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of Gas IT finances, accounting practices, and financial requirements

  • Take over day-to-day management of current-state accounting operations

  • Provide an assessment of people, processes, and tools, basing findings on both quantitative and qualitative data

  • Make recommendations on how to streamline and optimize portfolio financial management and accounting taking into account dependencies and synergies with Electric IT portfolio

I n your first 6 months you will:

  • Institute portfolio-wide changes that quantitatively optimize financial management and accounting practices

  • Identify financial and accounting opportunities across the portfolio with a focus on more efficiently delivering value

  • Ensure there is an established process for continuous improvement of accounting and financial practices that is regularly tracked and reported on

Key Responsibilities include the following:

  • Serving as the source of truth for all portfolio accounting (budgeting, forecasting, accruals, actuals)

  • Acting as portfolio point person for all financial reporting

  • Coordinating with all relevant financial stakeholders including US finance, commercial, and procurement leads

  • Guiding Gas IT portfolio head and supporting team leads with financial information and insights

  • Advising on regulatory recovery implications of financial and accounting decisions

  • Ensuring compliance with all accounting standards, financial regulations, and relevant risk controls

  • Analyzing financial performance to identify trends, insights, risks, and opportunities

  • Optimizing portfolio accounting and financial management activities

  • Keeping the pulse of evolving accounting and financial standards relevant to the portfolio

  • Managing, mentoring, and developing supporting staff as appropriate

What you'll need

  • 10+ years of progressive accounting and financial management experience

  • 4+ years in a managerial or supervisory role

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field

  • Demonstrable knowledge of accounting principles, standards, and regulations

  • Proficient in accounting systems and business software

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

  • High attention to detail, accuracy, and quality

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment

It would be awesome if you had

  • MBA or Masters degree in relevant field

  • Relevant certifications

  • Energy/utility industry experience

  • Data visualization experience

  • Digital transformation experience

What you'll get

  • Consistent growth potential through company leadership programs

  • Competitive compensation package including robust benefits with a yearly bonus

  • Numerous wellness programs

  • A multitude of company-endorsed community programs to participate in

More Information

Are you the right fit for this exciting role? You want to learn more about the position and National Grid's ambitious Digital Transformation? Then let's chat!

Our organization follows a hybrid work structure in our service territory (NY & MA and adjacent states) where employees can work remotely or from the office, as needed. Working from the office is encouraged when working on tasks that require a high degree of collaboration. We work with our employees to foster a work schedule that fits your flexible schedule.

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At National Grid , we keep the lights on and homes warm. But it’s so much more than that. We keep people connected and society moving. This is no easy feat, and it takes all of us. But National Grid supplies us with the environment to make it happen. As we generate momentum in the energy transition for all, we don’t plan on leaving any of our customers in the dark. But we aren’t looking for external recognition – we already what we do is vital. We’re building a clean, fair and affordable energy future.

Salary

Waltham, MA $174,000 - $205,000 a year

Brooklyn, NY $187,000 - $220,000 a year

Syracuse, NY $156,000 - $183,000 a year

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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