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Financial Accountant - General Ledger - Fixed Term Contract


Warwick, WAR, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Operational Accounting
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  12611
Job Category:  Business Services
Job Function:  Finance and Risk
About the role

As a Financial Accountant - General Ledger, you'll ensure accounting records are accurate and appropriately support month end, half year, and year end reporting. 


The role will effectively execute month end accounting processes, including intercompany mismatch correction and settlement, system interfaces into SAP and journal postings. You'll also supervise the monthly delivery of the close programme, managing and escalating delivery risk as appropriate to the Process Manager - General Ledger.


This role is offered on a Fixed Term Contract until the end of July 2021

About you
  • You will ideally be a qualified accountant with relevant finance experience in a shared service finance function
  • Previous experience in a finance role in a SOX environment
  • Past experience working with offshore contracts
  • Process optimisation experience
  • Technical/ specialist accounting 
  • Skilled at reporting financial information
  • Accounting and reporting pronouncements  
  • Governance, risk and internal control frameworks 
  • Transaction and close process management 
  • Advanced user of SAP and Codeblock
About us

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

What you'll get

A competitive salary between £38,000 – £48,000 – dependent on capability.


As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company 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.