Finance Controller - HQ

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Date: 04-May-2021

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:102943 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


Finance Controller - HQ

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


About Alstom in India

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of 12000HP locomotives is also complete at Madhepura, Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe. Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3600 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. India


Purpose of the Job:

  • Controller of our HQ unit in Bangalore
  • Responsible over various transversal processes within HQ units
  • Finance business partner and Controller for our Shared services in Bangalore


Organization, Network and Links : 

- Reports to : Head of Finance HQ

- Functionally reports to : Dotted line to the Finance Controller IS&T based in Bangalore

- Internal Networks : 

  • Shared services in Bangalore: Finance, IS&T, HR, …
  • HQ Controlling team
  • India Finance team
  • Group Business Process Owners

- External Network : 

  • Vendors
  • Auditors


Main Responsibilities :

Controller of our HQ unit in India

Monthly closing, ownership of the units KPIs & monthly statements

Forecasts, Budget coordination (headcount, cost base, cash impacts, ….), Cash flows reforecasts

Internal control, monthly postings, Balance sheet reviews, Intercompany invoicing (preparation, controlling, follow-up)

Ability to apply our standard processes to gain efficiency on Reporting’s & Internal control procedures

Operational interfaces w. Departments Heads, Accounting Shared services, other HQ Controllers, and Finance Business Process owners


HQ Controlling

  • You will be responsible for HQ Cash Flow Controlling: you will ensure accurate ACTUALS and FORECAST for HQ various entities, perform ad-hoc reviews in a dynamic and analytical way, analyze business evolutions and their consequences for the Group Cash Flow.
  • You will prepare Management reviews on our Cash Performance with your Manager and the Group FP&A, monitor Risks & Opportunities and Half-Year & Year-End landings.
  • As part of Alstom HQ Controlling team : you will also take several responsibilities such as : 
    • Access rights reviews: ERP, Terang
    • Recharges to Alstom units for some specific scopes, managed from France or India
    • In a 2nd stage, you will enlarge your scope within HQ Controlling, for instance by taking over the Forex hedging over HQ or the activity controlling of our Direct headcount: monitoring of monthly activity data from 600+ direct headcounts working in HQ St-Ouen  working on various projects
  • As main Controlling partner for the HQ scopes in our Indian shared services, you will support these departments in applying our key standard processes and ensure a right cost & headcount tracking, as well as Forecasts, budget coordination & cash flow reforecasts.


Functions Controller

As a Finance partner, you are the Functions controller within HQ for the shared services in India (notably Finance, Sourcing & HR): Operational costs monitoring, Support to roadmap, b-case reviews, action plan follow-up etc

You will also support the IS&T Finance controller on Demand


Experience (Education and Competency)

Education :

Mandatory : 

  • Chartered accountant - 5+ years’ experience

Desirable : 

  • Knowledgeable of ERP, Procure to pay processes
  • Shared services experience
  • Business controlling


Competencies : 

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Agile and autonomous
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization, get the support from Shared services
  • Pro-active
  • Business oriented

Location - Bangalore

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



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