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VP Controller, New England (NE)

Description About the Position: Finance Operations, Controller – NE processes and provides accurate and credible financial data for New England (NE) jurisdiction. Owns Record to Report process as it applies to NE jurisdiction. Maintains financial ownership of the Meter to Cash and Source to Pay processes for NE jurisdiction. Drives operational accounting, Service Company accounting, accounting policies, payment processing, mandatory filings and inter-company transactions within NE jurisdiction. Reports to the U.S. Controller and leads complex teams across operating companies and utilities within NE jurisdictions. Ensures financial risk assessment and preparation of financial statements under GAAP, IFRS and FERC. Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): End-to-end ownership of the Record to Report process as it relates to NE Jurisdiction. Financial ownership of the Meter to Cash and Source to Pay processes for NE. Responsible for accurate and credible end-to-end accounting operations for Service Company and the NE jurisdiction. Owns accounting and general ledger and subsidiary ledger close activities for NE jurisdiction. Leads complex teams that deliver accounting activities for entities operating within NE jurisdiction. Drives the month-end process; performs monthly revenue and AR reporting for NE entities. Responsible for all transaction processes, audit outcomes, and the effective maintenance of internal controls within NE jurisdiction. Supports the review and approval to distribute Meter to Cash rates; drives rate distribution within NE. Performs revenue, forecasting and accounting reviews and identifies company and customer risks for assigned operating companies. Leads accounting activities, variance review, accruals and jurisdiction reconciliations to provide financial data for NE jurisdiction; report variances to U.S. Controller. Oversees the computing and booking of allocations and burdens for Service Company. Prepares U.S. GAAP filings, and where applicable IFRS, and communicates performance to the business. Accountable for reviewing Service Company settlements, producing intercompany billing, preliminary financial statements and financial consolidations within NE jurisdiction to support the U.S. Controller. Supports implementation of appropriate policies, internal controls, accounting standards and procedures to drive performance. Improves predictability of results for NE jurisdiction through accurate data to reduce risk and protect the company. Liaises with leadership and managers across finance and within the NE jurisdiction to ensure alignment on finance operational processes and provides necessary subject matter expertise. Provides counsel to team members and manages third-party consultants and contractors. Manages a large team with the focus on team member development of regulatory knowledge, cross-functional skills, allocates / monitors tasks, motivates and retains staff and manages performance. Qualifications Knowledge and Experience: Accuracy and accessibility of financial records Regulatory and Jurisdiction Finance Multi-state regulatory and filing Proper documentation of all finance operation processes Maintaining balanced budget Financial control identification Risk mitigation Project management and process simplification Effective business partnerships Qualifications Required: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related degree), CPA certification with a minimum of 15 years of professional accounting experience with progressively increased responsibility Experience in regulatory or jurisdiction finance Broad range of financial, management, and / or project management experience Knowledge of the FERC Uniform System of Accounts and utility accounting experience Knowledge of Massachusetts and Rhode Island regulatory and filing requirements Knowledge of utility or related industry processes, financial systems and business activities Financial acumen and analytic skills; experience in financial reporting, budgeting, procurement, taxation, and knowledge of SEC reporting requirements Experience working across department and geographic boundaries to lead risk mitigation, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the COSO Internal Control – Integrated Framework Strong ability to work across department and geographic boundaries High standards and a commitment to data accuracy Excellent written and oral communication skills Strong leadership, effective planning and execution skills Proven track record of effectively managing and developing a team 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. Job : Financial Services Primary Location : NY-Brooklyn Other Locations : MA-Waltham Organisation : Financial Services Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Feb 12, 2018, 6:46:25 PM Unposting Date : OngoingAdvertisement