Opex Accountant - Military veterans preferred

National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
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

Here at National Grid, we connect homes and businesses to power, making sure supply and demand match each other. We make sure the lights are on in schools, operating theatres and sporting arenas; we’re thousands of people working on behalf of millions of people. And whatever your role, wherever you work with us, you’ll help us hit stretching targets and achieve our far-reaching goal: to secure, clean energy that supports our world far into the future. Here, you will be at the heart of energy.

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.

  • 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.
  • Working with the offshore partner, ensure KPI’s are met, the accuracy of the financial data and that SOPs are updated regularly and when changes occur within the organisation.
  • 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
  • Develop process improvements to effectively deliver complete and accurate financial information. Be a subject matter expert on projects relating to RTR opex.

About you

  • You will be a Part or Fully Qualified Accountant ( CIMA, ACCA, ACA etc.)
  • Experience in a Record to Report function in a large organisation
  • Experience in a regulated business would be an advantage
  • You will have strong Excel skills and knowledge of SAP 

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 31st January 2019. 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.