Lead Business Partner, Finance Business Partnering
Company: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER)
Posted on: January 9, 2022
In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as
Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of
safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new
hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full
vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose
vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been
administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a
religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable
accommodation.About usNational Grid is hiring a globally focused
Lead, Finance Business Partner to support business functions in the
US/UK. This position is based within our finance team located in
Waltham, MA.National Grid is an energy company operating in the UK
and US. We deliver electricity and gas safely, reliably and
efficiently to the customers and communities we serve all while
working towards a clean energy future. We connect people to the
energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in
society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and
track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the
sustainable future of our industry.Every day people working at
National Grid are changing the way the energy system works, looking
for ways to do things better and in a way that delivers for our
customers. It has never been a more exciting time to work in energy
and were looking for people who are full of enthusiasm to help us
build and run a greener, cleaner energy system for the future.Job
PurposeThe Lead Finance Business Partner has a global focus and is
responsible for providing commercial acumen, challenging strategic
and financial priorities, and delivering financial guidance and
insight to our global business partners to enable decisions that
deliver financial performance.To support each business/function and
challenge the strategic and financial priorities, and to support
the decisions that deliver financial performance.Key
- Develop and maintain strong relationships partnering with the
global support leaders as well as Corporate finance staff and
- Work closely with region teams and actively contribute to each
business area to help drive commercial and non-financial
performance related decisions.
- Support the management of financial risks and the
implementation and maintenance of controls.
- Effectively collaborate with FP&A and business stakeholders
to support in-year and long-term business & financial planning,
budgeting and forecasting, and performance reviews.
- Have a clear understanding of application of GAAP and IFRS
accounting and be able to interpret results in both and US/UK
- Accountable for the consolidated global function monthly and
quarterly performance results with an emphasis on delivering
insight and commentary on matters of importance and forward
thinking financial and operational impacts.
- Partner with business leadership in the development of business
cases and other strategic initiatives to ensure that all current
and future investments are made in line with the business strategy
and value requirements.
- Support the delivery of the relevant business areas financial
response to price controls and maximize future allowances for
ongoing investment in infrastructure and services.
- Drive value in the business by exposing opportunities and
insight to drive improvement initiatives.Qualifications
- Demonstrated partnering experience to act as a trusted advisor
using strategic insight to deliver tangible performance
- Strong commercial acumen and ability to influence and impact
the decisions and financial performance of senior stakeholders and
their teams throughout the relevant business area.
- Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills -
proven track record in managing conflicting stakeholder
- Demonstrated critical thinking skills with an ability to
identify key issues and recommend solutions to complex problems
using data, logic and financial insight.
- Ability to deal with uncertainty and adopt a flexible approach
to effectively help manage and drive all types of planned and
unplanned change that improve support to the business.
- Understanding of US GAAP and IFRS Accounting principles and
strong financial controls skills preferred.
- Bachelors Degree required, Masters preferred with a minimum of
5-7 years of progressive growth in business support roles.More
InformationThis position has a career path which provides for
advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop
and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and
acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be
assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of
this role and their individual experience.National Grid is an equal
opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent,
knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of
inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior
performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to
be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women,
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the
National Grid team.
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