National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.
About the Role:

Salary: £43,000 – £50,000

Warwick based, hybrid (1-3 days in the office)

Double-match pension (up to max 18% in total)


Life Insurance x 10 basic salary

We are looking for an Accountant to join our team to manage the accounts systems and interfaces, maintain accurate, complete and timely financial processing whilst ensuring all controls are adhered to.

The role will be accountable for managing and supporting the calculations, approvals and interfaces into the system for all rates, timesheeting and recharges across all the Assistant Accountants.

You will be responsible for managing and developing an Assistant as a direct report.


Key Accountabilities:

* Ensure accounting entries are appropriately classified in accordance with internal policy, accounting standards, nature of expenditure or form of control. 

* Role model service as a key part for all processes, ensure service offering is provided in a way that is reliable, responsive and easy to deal with.

* Managing timesheeting rates process and business queries, engaging proactively with stakeholders to ensure alignment on timelines and process.

* Managing the monthly delivery of the close programme, managing and escalating delivery risk as appropriate to the Accounts System Controls Manager.

* Management of external auditors and plan, including investigating and responding to queries from external auditors and internal finance/tax colleagues.

* Engage proactively with offshore managed provider to manage the close timetable and ensuring processes are executed in accordance with relevant SoX and business controls.


About You:

* Part Qualified/Qualified Accountant/ QBE (CIMA/ ACCA/ ACA)

* Strong knowledge of end-to-end finance processes in a large company

* Strong accounting knowledge of month end processes

* Strong ability to interpret and present data with attention to accuracy and detail

* Finance experience in a shared service finance function highly regarded

* Ability to clearly communicate technical information to all levels of staff


What You’ll Get:

A competitive salary between £43,000 – £50,000 – 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 12%. 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. 


Further Information:

The closing date for this vacancy is 2nd October 2022. 

Interviews: w/c 10th October 2022

We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

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