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Strategic Business Analyst, Controllership

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Location: Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Posted: Mar 10, 2020

Job Description

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.

Job Purpose

The Plan-to-Perform Strategic Initiatives Business Process Analyst is responsible for supporting the development and execution of the P2P strategic initiatives within the US Controllership and Finance organization. The Strategic Business Analyst's role is to contribute to or lead activities critical to positive performance outcomes across US Finance processes. This includes researching and analyzing new or alternative methods and approaches to execute against the strategy and objectives for US Finance.

Key Accountabilities
  • Contribute to the development of plans, roadmaps and strategies ensuring the optimal performance of the US Finance Plan to Perform process as well as providing direction on strategic initiatives within the US Controllership and Finance organization.
  • Analyze business processes and provide innovative and scalable solutions to increase operational maturity and drive efficiencies aligned to Finances strategic ambitions.
  • Elicit and document functional and non-functional requirements to meet business needs. Identify business drivers and anticipate future business and technology requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and learning opportunities to drive change through implementing people, processes, and technology improvements within our team.
  • Assist finance leadership and project teams in development of cost and benefit projections associated with process improvements the P2PSI team is involved with.
  • Create process models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to team members and stakeholders in various initiatives.
  • Collaborate with business clients on options, risk and impacts on business processes, along with cultural / change adoption.
  • Facilitate business process development workshops and use knowledge and expertise in various process elicitation tools and techniques to successfully step through existing processes while enhancing or developing new processes. Comfortable facilitating discovery sessions to gain insights into end user and customer needs.
Experience Required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent meeting and interview facilitation skills
  • Strong knowledge of financial processes and workflows
  • Passionate and inquisitive approach to solve problems to root cause
  • Effective collaboration and partnership capabilities
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to accurately analyze information
  • Experience interacting with business and technical teams to define, develop and deliver improvements
  • Strong follow-through skills to ensure achievement of goals and delivery of expected outcomes
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Management or related business field
  • 6+ years preferred in Finance with broad range of financial forecasting, budgeting and finance operations experience, or, management consulting, business transformation or process improvement.
  • Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, Agile or other process improvement tools
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio; SAP preferred
  • Nice to have experience with RAP or process automation, SAP, and technology innovation in finance or across the business
  • Proven project management, project implementation and change management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in finance operations, financial planning & analysis functions with cross-groups collaboration at all levels
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.

About National Grid

National Grid facilitates electricity and gas transmission system and focuses on delivering clean energy.

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