Chief Accountant

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Date: 26-Nov-2022

Location: Astana, KZ

Company: Alstom

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.

 

 

 

The Chief Accountant will be responsible for the production of financial information for statutory and management purposes. 

The Chief Accountant will ensure that there are sufficient internal controls in the business and ensure that financial issues are dealt with in accordance with the relevant statutory regulation and corporate procedures.  The Chief Accountant will be responsible for managing AR/AP Team.

 

Key accountabilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the direct reportees : accounts receivables, accounts payables, cash.

  • Develop, implement and maintain best practice policies and procedures to ensure good financial control.

  • Provide advise on financial matters, ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and corporate standards (adherence to E-book and the ALSTOM RAM).

  • Monitor and review the balance sheet on a monthly basis in line with the deadlines.

  • Review and provide cash forecast (Weekly, Internal, 3QRF, Budget).

  • Provide authorisation for transactions covered in the site Delegation of Authority.

  • Provide sufficient bank account management ensuring that all bank accounts are reported on the bank account database, all bank mandates contain a minimum of current managers, and all users conform with the SOD guidelines and are current permanent employees.

  • Support the Business Development Team in the preparation of tenders within the corporate Finance Instructions (within limits defined per DOA).

  • Influence and drive financial awareness throughout the business by continuous improvement of site MDI KPIs.

  • Champion Internal Control, ensuring that the internal control manual is adhered through and communicated. 

  • Ensure all identified controls, which are allocated as a process owner, are updated and reflective of the actual situation.

  • Responsibility for the control and preparation for Internal and External Audits, ensuring that any internal or external audit findings are logged and actioned in line with promised deadlines.

  • Ensure that Finance departmental work instructions are written, communicated and stored in an accessible place and are updated regularly to reflect continuous improvements.

 Requirements:

  • Experienced in Financial Accounting, Management Control and Statutory Reporting.

  • Experience in accounting of a manufacturing site.

  • Experience of managing a team.

  • Ability to influence, persuade and obtain commitment.

  • Excellent Communication skills – written, verbal and listening in English.

  • Self-motivated with drive, resilience and enthusiasm.

  • Good Organisation, project management and decision making skills.

  • SAP User.

  • Good skills in MS Office - Excel, Powerpoint and Word.

    The Chief Accountant will be responsible for the production of financial information for statutory and management purposes.   The Chief Accountant will ensure that there are sufficient internal controls in the business and ensure that financial issues are dealt with in accordance with the relevant statutory regulation and corporate procedures.  The Chief Accountant will be responsible for managing AR/AP Team.

    Key accountabilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the direct reportees : accounts receivables, accounts payables, cash.

  • Develop, implement and maintain best practice policies and procedures to ensure good financial control.

  • Provide advise on financial matters, ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and corporate standards (adherence to E-book and the ALSTOM RAM).

  • Monitor and review the balance sheet on a monthly basis in line with the deadlines.

  • Review and provide cash forecast (Weekly, Internal, 3QRF, Budget).

  • Provide authorisation for transactions covered in the site Delegation of Authority.

  • Provide sufficient bank account management ensuring that all bank accounts are reported on the bank account database, all bank mandates contain a minimum of current managers, and all users conform with the SOD guidelines and are current permanent employees.

  • Support the Business Development Team in the preparation of tenders within the corporate Finance Instructions (within limits defined per DOA).

  • Influence and drive financial awareness throughout the business by continuous improvement of site MDI KPIs.

  • Champion Internal Control, ensuring that the internal control manual is adhered through and communicated. 

  • Ensure all identified controls, which are allocated as a process owner, are updated and reflective of the actual situation.

  • Responsibility for the control and preparation for Internal and External Audits, ensuring that any internal or external audit findings are logged and actioned in line with promised deadlines.

  • Ensure that Finance departmental work instructions are written, communicated and stored in an accessible place and are updated regularly to reflect continuous improvements.

 

Requirements:

  • Experienced in Financial Accounting, Management Control and Statutory Reporting.

  • Experience in accounting of a manufacturing site.

  • Experience of managing a team.

  • Ability to influence, persuade and obtain commitment.

  • Excellent Communication skills – written, verbal and listening in English.

  • Self-motivated with drive, resilience and enthusiasm.

  • Good Organisation, project management and decision making skills.

  • SAP User.

  • Good skills in MS Office - Excel, Powerpoint and Word.

 

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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