Financial Accountant - Balance Sheet - 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 are National Grid, and we are at the heart of energy. From heating homes to making sure businesses fire on all cylinders, we’re using our engineering excellence to connect people and the planet. We’re also looking to the future – innovating, inventing, and transforming – to make possible the energy systems of tomorrow. And that’s why there’s never been a more exciting time to join us and help us to make a difference to people’s lives every day.

About the role

Assure SoX scope balance sheet reconciliations for the UK National Grid Business.

  • Approve balance sheet reconciliations in line with the certification standard and against the reconciliation timeline to ensure UK SoX scope balance sheet accounts are correctly stated.
  • Support balance sheet account owners in the remediation of ‘unsatisfactory’ balance sheet items to ensure accurate recording of the UK balance sheet.
  • Supervise the monthly programme of certification of SoX scope balance sheet reconciliations, managing and escalating delivery risk as appropriate to the Process Manager – Balance Sheet & Banking.
  • Operating other SoX and business controls in a timely manner
  • Continuous review and refinement of balance sheet Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) both onshore and offshore.
  • Engage proactively with TCS to manage service quality on assigned balance sheet reconciliations so that service quality evolves over time.
  • Role model PeX methodology through proactively identifying process improvement opportunities, escalating process blockers, and implementing solution methodologies jointly with other stakeholders where appropriate
  • Role model service as a key part of all processes, ensuring service offering is provided in a way that is reliable, responsive, and easy to deal with
  • Ensure all processes are documented and assessed through the process assessment methodology.

About you

  • You will ideally be CIMA, CPA, ACA, or ACCA part qualified
  • Relevant finance experience in a shared service finance function
  • Previous experience in a finance role in a SoX environment
  • Previous experience working with offshore contracts
  • Experienced with reporting financial information and accounting and reporting pronouncements 
  • Governance, risk and internal control frameworks experience
  • Transaction and close process management 
  • Advanced user of SAP, business software and applications and Codeblock 

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.