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Investment Accountant

Posted 21 Sep 2022
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Work experience
2 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Salary
£43,000 - £47,000 per year
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)
Deadline
4 Oct 2022 00:00

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About the Role:

We are seeking an Investment Accountant (Project Accountant) in Leeds, to proactively provide financial support (MI, forecast and financial reporting) on a number of our Electricity Projects in the North of England.

Top Level Detail:

  • Salary: £43-47,000 (DOE)

  • Hybrid working: 1-2 days in office, Colton, Leeds - rest from home. (Occasional travel to sites in the north of England)

  • Double match pension (up to 12% company contribution)

  • Annual bonus and annual salary review

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure suitable financial reports are built and maintained, detailing spend by project for the portfolio.

  • Ensure that following approvals, projects are set up in a timely manner to accurately account for project costs in accordance with the approved ET investment proposal papers.

  • Ensure that project costs are recognised in the books based on value of work done principles, where possible provided directly from our partners.

  • Provide accurate, timely and consistent month end reporting in accordance with Finance timetables to project managers and to programme delivery managers.

  • Run forecast, consolidation and review processes to provide robust monthly forecasts for in-flight and unsanctioned projects, accurately allocated, and including risks & opportunities.

  • Support processes to ensure that approved forecasts and annual budgets and business plans are input into local financial systems in an efficient and accurate way, in accordance with financial time-tables.

  • Ensure that the regional financial controls in operation are efficient and effective and in conjunction with Shared Services teams ensure compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements.

  • Work in partnership with UK Shared Services accounting teams, ensuring the accuracy, completeness and appropriateness of all management accounts and reporting statements.

About You:

  • Experience of major accounting systems, budgeting and forecasting, financial performance reporting and engagement with business management, preferably in a large, international corporate setting.

  • Accounting qualification – ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar.

  • Good levels of Excel and data manipulation skills.

  • Strong communication skills including ability to clearly articulate what is required by whom and by when.

  • Ability to positively influence behaviours of all involved in the electricity projects financial processes, both finance and non finance.

  • Ability to work well under own initiative and within wider team.

What You'll Get:

A competitive salary between £43,000 - £47,000 – dependent on experience.

National Grid is one of the world's largest utilities, focused on delivering energy safely, efficiently, reliably and responsibly. National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.

Energy
Warwick
10,000 employees