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Job Title: FINANCIAL ANALYST 1
Job Duration: 6 Months(W2, Contract to Hire)
Analyze and process contractor invoices and data to provide timely payment and provide up to date information to stakeholders to support decision-making and the effective working of National Grid unit price gas services contracts. Key Accountability:
� Manage the day to day relationship with relevant internal parties or employees in order to understand their requirements, deliver appropriate, customized solutions and advice, and build cross-functional working in line with National Grid policies and processes.
� Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders in order to share best practice, provide technical advice and build bases of influence.
� Manage the day to day relationship with contract or external service providers, including negotiation, interpretation and application of established contractual agreements and/or service level agreements to ensure adherence to standards and best outcomes for National Grid.
� Develop and maintain analytical systems, models and procedures in order to support design solutions and enhance time/consistency/safety/efficiency and operations.
� Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiency within assigned area.
� Research and analyze key themes from a wide range of data sources in order to identify how different scenarios may impact upon the business.
� Monitor contractor spend, maintaining financial and progress forecasting in order to ensure projects are delivered according to schedule and within budget.
� A Bachelor's degree in a related area and up to 5 years of related experience, or equivalent work experience.
� Knowledge of relevant industry practice and legislation. Knowledge of current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulation.
� Knowledge of National Grid's business operations, company policies and practices
� Experience and proficiency in SAP
SAP Experience required (Limit Orders)
-Finance background required
-Temp to perm position
-Reviewing and processing orders in SAP
-Excel, Word and experience required