IT Risk & Controls Specialist


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Job Type:  Full Time
Department:  Gas Transmission
Job Function:  Information Technology
Job posting date:  27 Mar 2024

About The Role


Role - IT Risk and Controls Specialist
Type - Permanent
Location - Hybrid/Warwick

National Gas has an exciting and important role in net zero and in leading a fair energy transition for the UK. We will do this by developing the green gas system of tomorrow, while delivering the natural gas needs of today. 

In 2023 the National Gas Transmission & Gas Metering business separated from National Grid and became an independent company, however from a systems and applications perspective many services are still being provided by National Grid under Transitional Service Agreements.

National Gas are now preparing for a full system separation which includes the migration of the IT control framework. As IT Risk & Controls Specialist you will play a key role in supporting the implementation and ongoing maintenance of this framework. The role will involve working alongside key IT stakeholders (including system owners, control owners, and control operators) and external third parties to shape the future of the controls environment.

Following the separation period, the role will evolve to maintain the controls environment, support the annual internal controls lifecycle with a key focus on continuous improvement and automation, whilst also providing an advisory service to our first line and senior management. Another key element of this role will be to support the business in preparing for "UK SOx or an equivalent reform" that may be on the horizon.

This is a Hybrid role between Home and our Head Office in Warwick


About You


  • Commercial knowledge of ITGC Control Frameworks, IT Application Controls and Automated Controls as well as IT dependencies (Interfaces, IPEs etc) together with the impact on financial reporting. 
  • Understanding of ITGC domains such as Logical Access, Change Management, SDLC and Computer Operations.
  • Advanced risk, controls, and information technology operations knowledge, as well as command of SAP, GAAP, SOX, COSO and/or COBIT control framework
  • Knowledge of IT auditing practices within finance IT applications and the underlying infrastructure (ITACs, Platform reviews, data migration, interfaces etc.)
  • Experience in identifying control gaps and communicating audit findings and control redesign recommendations
  • Background in technical risk management, governance and/or audit and track record of successful and on-time delivery of IT controls projects


What You'll Get


  • Salary up to £58,000
  • Bonus based on personal and company performance
  • 26 days holiday plus statutory holidays – option available to buy extra holiday days
  • A pension scheme where we double match your contribution (maximum Company contribution of 12%)
  • Life Insurance 10 x Salary
  • Paid expenses for any business travel and accommodation
  • A flexible benefit scheme where you can opt into a whole host of lifestyle options
  • Access to employee support, care, and assistance helplines


About Us


National Gas is one organisation, formed of three businesses – National Gas Transmission, National Gas Services and National Gas Metering. 

We are proud of our role at the heart of Britain's energy system. Our skilled colleagues bring gas to around 23m homes and over 200,000 businesses, including heavy industries and power stations that keep the lights on, all whilst enabling the transition of our network to hydrogen. 

All with the values of Simplicity, Ownership and Progress, and a shared mission to lead a clean energy future for everyone.

We are a flexible working organisation. At National Gas, we are committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve. We celebrate the different experiences our colleagues bring to our organisation, and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. Find out more about what we’re doing on our Diversity and Inclusion webpage.

Business separations take a long time, so you might still see some references to National Grid here and there. This is part of the process and won’t make any difference to your application.