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Opex Accountant - Fixed Term Contract


Warwick, WAR, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Operational Accounting
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  12609
Job Category:  Business Services
Job Function:  Finance and Risk
About the role

Supporting the record to report financial processing for operational expense. Processing financial entries leading to complete and accurate financial information and production of financial reporting. Assure SOX scope balance sheet reconciliations for the UK National Grid Business.


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


  • Processing financial transactions and data for operational expenditure, ensuring the data used is consistent and accurate, the appropriateness of all inputs and outputs, and the completeness, consistency and accuracy of all data. Ensure accounting entries are appropriately classified in accordance with internal policy, accounting standards, nature of expenditure or form of control.  
  • Producing regular standardised financial performance and forecast reports. Ensure reporting is relevant, timely and accurate. 
  • Processing the annual allocations and group service agreements through discussion with finance and cost centre managers to deliver agreed recharges and allocations. Investigate financial and tax queries arising from the process. 
  • Investigate and respond to queries from external auditors and internal finance colleagues 
  • Approve balance sheet reconciliations in line with the certification standard and against the reconciliation timeline to ensure UK SOX scope balance sheet accounts are correctly stated. 
  • Support balance sheet account owners in the remediation of incorrect and aged balance sheet items to ensure accurate recording of the UK balance sheet. 
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
  • Experience in a regulated business would be preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills 
  • Knowledge of SAP an advantage 
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 20th 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.