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Group Finance Risk and Controls Manager


London, LND, GB, WC2N 5EH

Division:  Group Financial Controller
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  12725
Job Category:  Finance
Job Function:  Finance and Risk
About the role
  • Responsible for providing value to the Group by supporting the risk and controls strategic agenda for the finance function.
  • Support the embedding of a risk and controls framework for the finance function including supporting the finance leadership team in developing appropriate processes to support active risk management in the function.
  • Support the Head of Group Finance Risk and Controls in coordinating the activities of the finance second line of defence teams across the Group. Responsible for coordinating appropriate reporting to management on the effectiveness of the first line processes and control operation.  
  • Providing advice to develop the first line control environment, risk management awareness and driving a strong controls culture. 
  • Supporting the Head of Group Finance Risk and Controls in standardizing Group finance policies where appropriate and setting minimum standards across the Group.
  • Coordinate the Group Sarbanes Oxley approach and testing; including liaising with external auditors and contributing to reporting to the Group Audit Committee and Board.
  • This role can be based in either our Strand or Warwick office.
About you
  • You will be a Qualified Accountant (preferably ACA or similar) with experience (3+ years post qualification) at management level within finance. 
  • Good working experience of Sarbanes Oxley legislation; likely gained from either a large accounting firm or other dual UK/US listed companies in the FTSE 250.
  • Able to manage complex, competing issues while maintaining high standards and alignment with the rest of National Grid.
  • High energy, driven individual with excellent leadership, change management, interpersonal and communications skills. The individual will be able to “roll up his/her sleeves” when required and will enjoy taking ownership of certain critical tasks and functions rather than simply delegating.
  • Pragmatic attitude and can adapt quickly to a changing environment. Must have the ability to speak with authority in front of key stakeholders (including the External Auditors and Finance Leadership Team). 
  • Role modelling National Grid’s leadership qualities.
  • Building strong collaborative relationships and influencing individuals and key stakeholders at executive level.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and performance excellence.
  • Understanding of National Grid’s operational and regulatory environment.
  • You will ideally be a member of recognised internal audit/control faculty.
About us

National Grid lies at the heart of a transforming energy system, spanning the UK and the US. Our businesses supply gas and electricity, safely, reliably and efficiently to millions of customers and communities. But we also drive change through engineering innovation and by incubating new ideas with the power to revolutionise our industry. 


As the world changes to embrace cleaner energy and businesses shift to operate in a more responsible way, we are leading that charge. We are focused on finding ways to decarbonise the energy system; from building interconnectors to allow the UK to share clean energy with our neighbours in Europe, to investing in renewable energy generation in the US.


We connect people to the energy they need to live their lives. We continually strive to find a better way. We Bring Energy to Life.

What you'll get

A competitive salary between £60,000 – £75,000 – dependent on capability.


As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

Who are we

At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is 14th August 2020. However, we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.