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Opex Assistant Accountant


Warwick, WAR, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Operational Accounting
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  6614
Job Category:  Business Services
Job Function:  Finance and Risk
About the role

The main part of your role will be to support the record to report financial processing for operational expense and processing financial entries leading to complete and accurate financial information and production of financial reporting.


You will deal with 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 and ensure accounting entries are appropriately classified in accordance with internal policy, accounting standards, nature of expenditure or form of control.


Supporting the Opex Accountant in producing regular standardised financial performance and forecast reports will be part of your role and you will be responsible for reviewing and preparing accounts for an area of the business and investigate financial queries arising from the process and working with the offshore partner to ensure the accuracy of the financial data and that SOPs are updated regularly.


Other responabilites will be to support the Opex Accountant in investigating and responding to queries from external auditors and internal finance/tax colleagues and support process improvements to ensure the timely and accurate processing of financial transactions.

About you

We have told you about the role , here is what we want from you to be successful in securing the role.

Technical or Specialist skills

  • Excel skills
  • Basic finance knowledge
  • Knowledge of SAP an advantage
  • Working towards AAT/Finance qualification


Experiences required

  • Experience in a finance function in a medium to large organisation
  • Desirable to have experience in a regulated business


Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  •  Ability to influence and work as part of a virtual team.
  • Confident in stakeholder management and working across teams to deliver objectives.

What you'll get

A competitive salary between £30,887- £36,000 – 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.

About us

At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.


As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.

More Information

The closing date for this vacancy is 26th August 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

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