National Grid Senior Financial Analyst, Finance Business Partnering GBE in Waltham, Massachusetts

_About the Position: _

Gas Business Enablement, Senior Financial Analyst will focus primarily on month end close activities and business partnering. This role will be expected to interact with various team members for input to create budgets, forecasts, and analysis which will assist in supporting Program Strategy decisions. This information with be utilized as part of the Business Case model which is the source for Annual Program Sanctioning.

This role will report to the Manager of Finance Business Partnering, GBE and will provide dedicated support to the Gas Business Enablement Team. This role will develop monthly end journal entries, forecasts, and analyze the monthly results. This role will be required to work closely with the Service Company Accounting to ensure adherence to corporate accounting requirements and deadlines.


_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_

  • Work with GBE Business Partners and external vendor on the development of monthly accruals.

  • Prepare and submit monthly journal entries.

  • Work with GBE Business Partners to create and maintain a robust, detailed short and long term forecast which can adapt to changes required in an Agile Project Environment.

  • Manage and maintain financial data to provide monthly updates and analysis of business performance.

  • Responsible for analysis of the monthly financial performance, which will be utilized to provide insights to the GBE Leadership Team.

  • Monthly meetings with GBE Business Partners to review monthly results and finalize forecast.

  • Work within the GBE Finance Team to create and refine the Leadership Team Monthly Reporting Package.

  • Work closely with the Director and the Manager of Finance Business Partnering, GBE in submitting the annual budget and monthly forecasts.

  • Work closely with GBE Team Members to gather and assess the impact of any changes to the forecast and financial decisions as a result of working in an Agile Project Environment.

  • Participates in special projects within GBE as needed.

  • Ensures proper support to meet business requirements of financial controls.

_Knowledge and Experience Required:_

  • Month End Close Experience in preparation and submission of monthly journal entries**

  • Trending and reporting of financial performance

  • Developing and managing budgeting and forecasting processes in a rapidly changing environment

  • Accurate forecasting of financial targets and KPIs

  • U.S. GAAP, SOX, SEC requirements and IFRS

  • Project Accounting, a plus

_Qualifications Required:_

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred 8 years in an accounting and/or finance role with increasing responsibility

  • Demonstrated ability to drive performance, data and financial analysis

  • Ability to apply business initiatives to analyse multiple scenarios

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines

  • Effective collaboration and partnership capabilities

  • Excellent written / oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suit including Advanced Excel

  • SAP and Business Intelligence Reporting preferred

  • Background in utility service business activities and projects is preferred

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

/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./

Job: *Financial Services

Organization: *Financial Services

Title: Senior Financial Analyst, Finance Business Partnering GBE

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20180956