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National Grid Finance Business Partner in Waltham, Massachusetts

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. 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.

About the role

Finance Business Partners ensure that National Grid makes sound financial decisions. As a Senior Financial Analyst, your work, whether it's modeling business scenarios or tracking performance metrics and then communicating it clearly, is used by our leaders to make strategic company decisions. While working on multiple projects at a time, you find creative ways to solve big picture challenges through detailed analysis, strategic thinking, and cross-functional teaming.

What you'll do

  • Support executive leadership and other key customers make sound financial and operational decisions through effective reporting, comprehensive analyses, budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis and effectively communicating key takeaways.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop financial models and evaluate the financial impact of various initiatives, projects, and operational changes.

  • Develop strong, collaborative working relationships across teams, functions, and levels.

  • Apply analytical skills, judgement, attention to detail, and creativity to effectively solve problems.

  • Navigate ambiguity, take initiative, and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, balancing the needs of multiple stakeholder groups.

  • Pivot to address ad hoc requests as they arise in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Proactively build relationships and drive accountability.

What you'll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Math, Finance, Economics, Statistics, quantitative field or equivalent practical experience; MBA or Master’s degree a plus

  • 3+ years of Finance related experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to collaborate, iterate, and influence

  • Ability to thrive in a matrix type environment

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Inquisitive and self-starter

  • Ability to synthesize large datasets and develop and/or pressure test comprehensive analysis to inform the business and drive decisions

  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Experience with SAP, SAC, Alteryx, PowerBI a plus

  • Financial modelling, data consolidation, data analysis (MS Excel) experience

  • Planning, forecasting, and budgeting knowledge

What you'll get


Annual Salary


Salary commensurate with experience.

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.