National Grid Lead Analyst, Customer Energy Integration in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. 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.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring a Lead Analyst, Customer Energy Integration in the Customer organization in Waltham, MA.

Job Purpose

This Lead Analyst role will support the Manager/Director of Customer Energy Integration, to develop key financial processes related to the distributed generation – including the cost sharing assessments, reconciliation, process, forecasts, performance reports and monthly financial reporting. The Lead Analyst will provide support to deliver on financial targets, and support the effective and sound decision-making process of Senior Management.

Key Accountabilities

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Review, Approve & process reconciliation request for capital distributed generation projects.

  • Process and analyze cost sharing refunds for distributed generation projects on monthly basis.

  • Assist the Leadership in the development and coordination of monthly forecasts and supporting financial analyses for the business.

  • Implement process to strengthen financial controls for Interconnection process.

  • Provide financial support to the Customer Energy Integration Team. This includes monthly CIAC reporting and analysis, forecasting, cost control, performance measurement, and financial analysis.

  • Monitor and review financial information, updating where necessary in order to identify any anomalies or discrepancies and ensure management has access to up to date and accurate information.

  • Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies within assigned area.

  • Support in the development of and tracking of business case costs and benefits.

  • Provide monthly management reporting of actual to budget variances, forecast updates and variance analysis and year on year analyses for the Jurisdictions, Functions and NGUSA.

  • Utilize data from financial systems available to generate management reporting models to support the broader project control and analytical functions

  • Support the provision of ad hoc analysis as required in support of rate case fillings, regulatory requirements and general decision making.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Management. CPA/MBA preferred but not required.

  • 7+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience in preparation, presentation and interpretation of financial performance information, plans and reports to business management teams and/or Group Financial Control.

  • Understand accounting and finance issues and possesses the ability to translate financial policies into planning and reporting processes and procedures identifying multiple layers of a problem and providing a value of different solutions; understands how best to utilize them in order to drive greater performance, taking into account the wider National Grid business context.

  • Experience with SAP, Tableau, Salesforce preferred. Strong MS Excel experience required.

  • Insight in analyzing and understanding the issues which National Grid is facing today with the ability to make complex ideas or situations clear, simple and easy to understand to National Grid US leadership.

  • Sound understanding financial methodologies, including financial analysis, return calculations and utility/rate based economics.

More Information

This 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. Internal 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.