About the position
Responsible for partnering with key groups within the Network Strategy management team to develop key financial targets (both opex and capital) – including the business plan, budget and forecasts – and to analyze data and activities to provide relevant and up-to-date information to support decision making. Work with the business and finance network to design and implement processes and policies to improve the quality of Network Strategy Decision Support. Additionally, the candidate will provide some consolidated, cross functional analysis for Decision Support finance. The ideal candidate is comfortable operating in a highly matrixed, complex working environment.
Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
Act as a Finance Business Partner with Network Strategy:
is a trusted business advisor that works alongside the business (Network Strategy and Operations) and is knowledgeable of finance, the industry and National Grid; provides insights that improve decision making, drive better business performance and enhance shareholder value; is recognised as integral to all key investment, operational and strategic decisions; creates an environment that fosters forward thinking, collaboration, creativity and informed risk taking; and has the skills to constructively challenge, influence and execute business strategy and planning
Establish and agree financial budgets, plans and forecasts in order to optimize business performance in line with set objectives.
Use detailed financial analysis to make informed, authoritative financial analysis ecommendations in order to enable decision making and improve business performance in the medium and longer term for business partner and across Decision support.
Analyze key themes from a wide range of data sources in order to identify how different scenarios may impact business decisions.
Contribute to the identification and formulation of strategic objectives specific to the functional areas supported, in order to drive change and innovation within National Grid.
Review and challenge existing policies and processes to ensure they are fit for purpose and drive best value for the business.
Develop processes and efficiencies to improve communication and reporting of performance against financial targets.
Support investment paper sanctioning process
Knowledge & Experience Required:
A Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
5 + years of related finance/accounting/business partner work experience.
Advance degree or certification preferred.
Able to interpret, communicate and apply policies and practices.
Good understanding of capital accounting policies.
Ability to understand and focus on key business drivers.
Proficient in financial software and systems with recent SAP experience a plus and advanced expertise in Microsoft Office products a requirement.
This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
National Grid values and celebrates a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusiveness that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.