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Systems and Control Analyst



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Energy Trading & Marketing is both the trading arm of Centrica Energy – maximising profit from trading gas, power and related commodities – and the bridge between the Upstream and Power teams and British Gas, ensuring a reliable and competitive supply of gas and electricity for British Gas’ customers. The Back Office is responsible for ensuring the existence and accurate invoicing and settlement of c.750,000 transactions in multiple commodities, currencies and platforms. There are a number of complex contractual relationships which require a technical understanding of the contract parameters and system limitations within Back Office.

The Systems and Control Analyst will manage:

  • System and process issues/defects through to resolution o Back Office’s Risk and Control Matrices (RACMs) and ensure Back Office controls are operating effectively at all times
  • Documentation of Back Office standards, process maps and system procedures in the Business Management System (BMS)
  • Specify Back Office system requirements, work with project teams as user experts during analysis and build phases, undertake UAT (User acceptance training), prepare/validate procedures, prepare system tests
  • Updating and amending the current live systems and preparing new systems
  • Facilitating on behalf of the Back Office the automation of non-standard trading activity into ‘standardised’ systems

They will also:

  • Support and facilitate Back Office change implementation and systems implementation
  • Monitoring defects and small changes/enhancements
  • Seek ways to improve systems & automate processes to improve performance

The Role


  • The Systems and Control Analyst will work with colleagues to perform the major CE Midstream processes of developing Back Office systems and processes and to ensure they are fit for purpose

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Undertaking system audit actions
  • Undertaking responsibility of all systems as used by Back Office for trading and financial transactions
  • Undertaking Back Office use of systems KPI reporting
  • Undertaking maintenance and updates within the Regularity Reporting processes
  • Undertaking maintenance and updates of processes in BMS
  • Undertaking of defect management for trading transactional systems
  • Undertaking of UAT co-ordination across Back Office

Key Success Factors:

  • To ensure all Back Office systems run smoothly
  • New projects are handled effectively and are delivered according to requirements and meet expected deadlines
  • To identify ways to improve and to further automate Back Office processes
  • To ensure all systems KPI’s are managed and reported on
  • To ensure all controls are monitored and adhered to

The Person


  • Process and Control Mindset
  • Numerical Skills
  • Awareness of Trading and Energy/Commodity Markets
  • Grasps and conveys complex ideas and concepts


  • Influencing
  • Drive and Passion
  • Curiosity and desire to learn
  • Relationship building and collaboration
  • Resilience and confidence to challenge
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and quality
  • Delivery focus
  • Innovative thinking
  • Conveys complex ideas and concepts

The Company

Centrica plc, a FTSE 100 company, has operations in UK, North America and Europe. With 30+ million customer-product relationships, Centrica's vision is to become the leading integrated supplier of energy and related services for its chosen markets and maximise value to shareholders. Centrica's brand names include British Gas, Direct Energy (North America). At Centrica, our purpose is to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow.

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To request an update on this role, or if you have any problems uploading your CV please email careers@centrica.com  typing 'Update required: Systems and Control Analyst R9910862' in the subject title.

Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com