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Lead Analyst, Governance and Risk

Company: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER)
Location: Mount Vernon
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

As part of National Grid's continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.About usNational Grid is hiring a Lead Analyst of Governance and Risk. The position is located in the Hanson Place, NY office.
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 PurposeTo support National Grid in achieving its strategic objectives, by providing assurance that key controls are effective and can be relied on by the organization to manage risks. The Lead Risk Analyst will sit within the 2nd line of defense and be responsible for planning, executing, and reporting on a wide variety of risks. This role will be ideal for someone with 7-10 years of experience in either risk, audit, or SOX.Key Accountabilities

  • Be able to independently manage assigned portfolio of risks and controls to ensure all tasks (e.g., Control Self Assessments CSA, Test of Design DTR and tests of Operating effectiveness OTR) are completed by the required timeframes.
  • Facilitate walkthrough sessions independently with stakeholders and document end to end process in narrative format.
  • Execute 2nd line control testing (Operating Effectives) OTR and document results and complete workpapers in the standard and guidance provided by the Manager of Risk for NY JRDX and Chief Risk Office (CRO).
  • Document concise findings and assist 1st line with remediation plans and when necessary provide other assurance services.
  • Address work paper comments provided by Manager to ensure work papers support completed test work.
  • Ability to reach conclusions prepare comprehensive, and concise reports and communicate effectively to all stakeholders to reach agreed remediation plans.
  • Support and challenge the business on risk identification and risk assessment and best practices.
  • Complete training on risk management techniques and internal control design.
  • Proactively look for areas of improvement and provide value added advice and insight on process and controls improvements.
  • Communicate with Managers to avoid surprises, highlight issues and ensure timely delivery.
    Interpersonal- Experience Required
    • Demonstrable commitment to integrity and ethical values.
    • Build strong relationship with 2nd line stakeholders, CRO office and demonstrate a strong set of soft skills.
    • Ability to be flexible and agile to changing conditions with strong organizational skills.
      Qualifications
      • The Lead Risk Analysts should bring internal and/or external risk or audit experience and a good understanding of risk management, business processes and controls.
      • Must be able to contribute to the risk plan and complete the risk and control testing requirements within the required time frames.
      • Provide value adding insights to improve the overall control environment, best practices risk and governance culture within the organization.
      • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
      • Strong technical risk management, governance and/or audit skills, understand risk assessment techniques, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lines of defense frameworks.
      • Previous experience with controls testing as well as broader business acumen.
      • Good planning, project management skills.
      • Strong excel skills (e.g., Pivot Table and VLOOKUPS)
      • 7-10 years of relevant work experience, including Risk Management, Internal or External Audit, SOX with a Big 4 or Medium-sized consultancy firm or within an Internal Audit function within a large organization (preferably Energy/Utilities).
      • Strong knowledge and understanding of risk management prevailing practice, business processes, internal controls, and controls testing methodologies.
      • Technology experience including Powerbi and GRC Archer a plus.
      • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Engineering, or relevant field.
      • Professional certification or equivalent in relevant area (e.g., Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant) or working towards qualification.
        More InformationThis 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. 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.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Mount Vernon , Lead Analyst, Governance and Risk, Accounting, Auditing , Mount Vernon, New York

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