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Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide

TheFinance Project Manager leads the finances for LRV projects to improve the overall project performance. He or she participates in the overall Project Management process jointly with the Project Manager. As a key member of the project, he or she provides financial analysis, advice and guidance to support the project team in making the best business decisions for the project. He is the main partner for the financial strategy success of the project.

Main tasks:
  • Control the financial performance of the project and propose action plans to improve contract margin and cash profile as well as corrective action plans to mitigate identified risks.
  • Raise “Early Warnings" when necessary to increase management attention.
  • Promote cost and cash awareness in the project team.
  • Key player in the regular project reviews together with PM (Monthly project reviews, financial project reviews)
  • Conduct regular work package reviews with the functions to understand the project balance to go and identify and evaluate risks and opportunities.
  • Contribute to Budget and Forecast processes.
  • Optimize financial aspects on the project organization, tax, hedging, financing, bonding
  • Add insight and accuracy to project financial information (e.g. forecasts, revenue, cash, cost).
  • Ensure compliance with local regulations, especially for tax and statutory accounts purposes.
  • Cooperate with other expert functions (e.g. legal, platforms, Operational Excellence, etc.).
  • Contribute to negotiation processes to secure project success (customer and / or partner).
  • Support PM in risks and opportunities process and sign-off contingencies/committed savings.
  • Partner with project management and contract management in contract & claim management (focus on finance topics & risks profile).
  • Communicate effectively with Project Stakeholders and provide reliable financial analysis to assist in the decision-making.
  • Support project audits and communicate with auditors.
  • The FPM is permanently focused on adding value through:
    • Interpreting and implementing the project financial strategy set at tender stage.
    • Participating and influencing negotiations (price review, financial T&C, VO´s, claims, etc.).
    • Challenging financial information throughout project process (consistent “Early Warning” for financial impacts of projects operational performances and risk mitigation).
    • Monitoring compliance with all governance and reporting rules & regulations in project.
    • Securing the compliance to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
    • Understanding the tax guidance provided at tender stage and ensuring it is implemented and alert the Tax & Customs Department in case of any deviations.
    • Understanding the project organization focused on financial flows.
    • Understanding the contractual terms and conditions and advising about all financial matters in the contract, focusing on competitiveness improvement.
    • Permanently looking for working capital optimization and promote cash culture in the project.
    • Ensuring billing process (external or internal) is made on a timely manner.
    • Managing and monitoring foreign exchange exposures and Contract Price Adjustment (CPA) indexes evolution.
    • Supporting the finance teams in the monthly closing process and reporting project financials.
    • Reconciling project data and General Ledger on regular basis.
    • Ensuring project contractual bonds and guarantees are issued on due time and request timely release, avoiding unnecessary expenses.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor/Master of economics with focus on Finance
  • 3 to 5 years experience in controlling; preferably project controlling
  • Good communicator with all levels of the organisation
  • Teamplayer
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office (especially Microsoft Excel) and SAP R/3
  • English fluently, German language skills are an asset

The minimum salary for this position € 3500 EUR gross / month (14 x) for full-time employment according to the collective bargaining agreement. Overpayment depends on relevant work experience and qualifications.

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?

Equal opportunity statement:

Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law.
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