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National Grid Director, Risk, Control and Compliance in Waltham, Massachusetts

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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. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

* National Grid is hiring a Director, Risk, Control and Compliance for our Finance organization in Waltham, Massachusetts.*

Job Purpose

Finance's Director, Risk, Control and Compliance (RCC)is responsible for the direction and oversight of the Governance Risk and Compliance, Controls Advisory, and Data Management BMS teams. Focus is to manage and coordinate all governance and compliance requirements for Finance and developing and implementing guidance, support and education of controls initiatives across the first line of defence (control owners) in the US business. Supports Finance in relation to the annual compliance requirements, SOx program, controls initiatives, business projects, and coordination of remediation plans for financial and non-financial controls.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide advisory and consultative services to process and control owners on the design and implementation of controls to support the internal control framework

  • Maintain appropriate independence from management to provide assurance over controls deployed, iidentifying process and control gaps and recommending remediation plans and improvement opportunities

  • Provide insight and recommendations for process improvements, including articulating interrelationships between IT application risks, technology, and financial statement risks and processes

  • Supports the first line and implementation teams with defining sufficient controls for new projects including stakeholder sign-off on control design, UAT and testing prior to go-live

  • Collaborateswith process owners and others to build knowledge and understanding of risks and controls

  • Provides guidance and education on the design and optimization of controls

  • Establishes, maintains and enforce control documentation standards

  • Provide input to Group SOx Instructions and annual SOx testing plan to ensure successful coordination and delivery


  • Strong understanding of common assurance / audit tools and techniques and familiarity with relevant assurance related terminology and concepts

  • Strong understanding of financial and non-financial controls assessment techniques andIT general and infrastructure controls

  • Risk management expertise including Enterprise Risk Management principles and practical application to identify key risk areas and key mitigating controls

  • Highly developed financial controls assurance skills

  • Experienced in end-to-end process and control documentation to drive continuous improvement

  • IFRS, US GAAP, SEC and SOX requirements,FERC and other regulatory requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred with a minimum of 10 years in finance roles with increasing responsibility; previous experience as Controller or Business unit Finance activities that show progressive growth and proven effectiveness

  • Experience in multiple finance disciplines such as regulatory, compliance, corporate finance or finance operations and experience leading operational work streams by engaging others, developing and implementing efficiencies in tandem with key relationships

More Information

_ 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. _