Investment Accounting Manager - ETO


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Finance Entity Controllership
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Requisition Number:  28831
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Job Function:  Finance and Risk

About the role

National Grid is hiring a Lead, Investment Accounting Manager, for our UK Finance department in Warwick, UK.


The main purpose of this role will be to lead a team of investment accountants who provide comprehensive financial support to investment portfolios across the business. As a team manager of a virtual project accounting team you will drive the financial performance and maximise regulatory returns of the investment portfolio across the business.

Key Accountabilities

•    Act as the key finance stakeholder to the Portfolio Management Teams to ensure that project portfolio forecasts are at all times thorough, comprehensive and fully considered to incorporate accurate risk, and is consistent with the programme.
•    Provide a review of performance to Senior Management and project teams, undertaking trend, variance analysis and critical evaluation to drive improved project performance.
•    Be recognised as a critical trusted partner for the business utilise your financial expertise and project knowledge to provide support to the wider business.
•    Support the Senior Project Managers in interpreting and understanding their portfolio – its regulatory outcomes and financial performance.
•    Ensure accuracy of actual costs incurred, that projects are accurately entered on company systems and ensure robust control systems are in place to maintain Sarbanes Oxley compliance and other business control requirements.
•    Responsible for ensuring that the accounts are submitted into company systems with auditable supporting information in a timely manner.
•    Lead the implementation of standardised, fit for purpose financial processes to forecast and report on UK Business performance.
•    Manage a team of investment accountants located across a number of different locations.
•    Accurate reporting of Project actual, forecast and budget costs.


About you

The successful applicant will be a qualified accountant with several years post qualified experience and be able to evidence the following skills: 
•    Possess significant experience of reporting financial information, with a particular focus on investment and appraisal analysis.
•    Ability to lead and work as part of a virtual team.
•    Proven experience of planning, forecasting and budgeting across a variety of projects.
•    Confident in stakeholder management and working across teams to deliver objectives.
•    Experience in delivering commercial decisions with relevant financial information.
•    Experience of SAP and MS Office would be an advantage.
•    Be prepared to travel to sites on adhoc basis.


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 £48,000 – £60,000 – 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. 



I&D Statement

At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.