National Grid Senior Analyst, Regulatory Compliance, New England Business Performance and Planning in Waltham, Massachusetts
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.
To support National Grid in achieving its strategic objectives by providing assurance over key controls and mitigating activities that the organization relies on to manage its regulatory compliance obligations. To plan, execute, and report on a wide variety of regulatory compliance obligations, test controls and manage remediation of regulatory compliance assurance findings.
Develop and maintain regulatory assurance processes, procedures, and frameworks.
Create and administer reporting mechanisms, KPIs, and resulting scorecards for effective regulatory compliance performance management (e.g., aggregation of local, functional, and regional performance).
Provide support, advice, and challenge to National Grid's First Line of Defense (the business) in the Three Lines of Defense approach.
Provide advice and training support on regulatory compliance management techniques and internal control design.
Execute risk-based controls testing, documentation and reporting in line with good practice guidance.
Prepare and present comprehensive, clear, concise reports, maintaining objectivity and impartiality.
Manage and coordinate the timely execution of team projects, ensuring that activities, including testing plans, are properly focused on key obligations and delivering value to the business.
Manage remediation of Regulatory Compliance assurance findings.
Ensure Regulatory Compliance activities are delivered at a high standard and in compliance with international professional standards and good practice.
Proactively look for areas of improvement and provide value adding and insightful recommendations on process and controls improvements.
Communicate with Manager to avoid surprises, highlight issues and ensure timely delivery.
Leverage software/technology to support regulatory compliance management, controls testing work and assurance findings.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
- Good interpersonal skills required to work with internal/external stakeholders and liaising with audit personnel.
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Engineering or relevant field, with an advanced degree a plus.
4+ years of relevant work experience, including Internal Audi, or SOX, with Big 4 or medium-sized consultancy or Internal Audit in a large company (preferably Energy/Utilities).
Strong communication skills, including interpersonal, written (documentation and reporting) and verbal skills.
Strong technical regulatory compliance management skills, understanding of internal controls frameworks, Three Lines of Defense model, and controls testing, as well as broader business acumen.
Strong planning, organizational, and project management skills.
Ability to be flexible and agile to changing conditions.
Demonstrable commitment to integrity and ethical values.
Strong knowledge and understanding of regulatory compliance management prevailing practice, business processes, internal controls, and controls testing methodologies.
Technology experience, including data analytics (e.g., ACL) and visualization tools (e.g., Power BI) a plus.
Professional certification or equivalent in relevant area (e.g., Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant), or working towards qualification.
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.