Investment Accountant - Military veterans preferred

National Grid (https:\\
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

CV34 6DA
United Kingdom

What you'll get

A competitive salary between £40,000 – £47,000 – 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 10%. 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

We’ve connected millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use since 1990. But the world has grown, becoming more urban, complex and connected than ever before. So we’ve changed too. We know we can’t stand still or be complacent, so we’re planning, innovating and working to remain as vital and relevant as ever before. Join us and you’ll help us build the energy systems of tomorrow. Join us and be at the heart of energy.

About the role

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

  • Work with Project Management Team to ensure that project 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 Lead Project Manager 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 that there exists an effective control framework.
  • Responsible for preparation and submission of expenditure into company systems with auditable supporting information. Monitor company systems to status of the projects are correct and that information is provided in accordance with the month end accounting timetable.

About you

The successful applicant will be a qualified accountant, or part qualified with relevant professional 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 influence 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 supporting 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.

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.

Advert closing date

17th December 2018