Site Controller

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Date: 20-Jan-2023

Location: Charleroi, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:401051 

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

Purpose of the job:

Organise, manage and coordinate the financial activities of the Alstom site in Charleroi. The Charleroi site is a Center of Excellence for the product lines Digital & Integrated Systems (D&IS) and Traction Systems, employing approximately 1400 people. The site controller is responsible for both the financial management of the Charleroi site and the business controlling of all D&IS activities of the Benelux Cluster. The site controller is a key member of the Charleroi site management team as well as the finance management team of the Benelux Cluster. 



Key accountabilities

Financial Management and Controlling

  • Responsible for providing accurate transparent information, support and performance enablers to the site management team, as well as providing financial guidance 
  • Assist the Site Managing Director in all fiancial matters as the finance business partner
  • Interpretation of Data/Figures
  • Interface between site functions
  • Monitor and forecast the QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) financial indicators of the sites concerned
  • Set targets and control environment for the cost management within the sites in order to maximize performance
  • Monitor financial flows and validate the final reports
  • Control and validate the financial data provided by the site functions
  • Challenge and give insight for risks and variance analyses
  • Provide to the business management financial support backed by consolidated data and analysis
  • Provide all necessary analysis and assistance to the central management control teams at both regional and product line levels, especially for the product line Digital & Integrated Systems for the Benelux Cluster
  • Work at actual, forecast and budget levels
  • Develop Action plans in order to optimise performance and implement corrective actions
  • Follow restructuring and capacity extension plans if any
  • Validate site budget, 3 Year Plan, Rolling Forecast, Reporting


Reporting and coordination

  • Set the environment to collect, consolidate, analyse and validate financial data in order to produce actual budget and forecasts, draw conclusions on variances of resource allocation and recommend corrective action
  • Validate the financial structure of the locations (processes and systems) in order to satisfy all internal and external requirements
  • Comply with the reporting definitions of Alstom guidelines in order to provide consistent and informative management information and ensure compliance with Internal Control
  • Interface with Cluster Finance Director, regional and product line controllers to report and cascade information
  • Interface with external auditors as well as external third parties required for the financial management of the site



  • Coordinate the planning and budgeting scope, activities and schedule of the locations and set targets in order to produce reliable data, resource plans and budgets
  • Support the Cluster FD, regional and platform organizations with ad-hoc analyses
  • Manage the site controlling team


Key Job Authorities and Dimensions:

  • Site with sales of €300m+  and around 1400 people on site
  • Finance team of 30+ people


Performance measurements:

  • Forecasting accuracy above 95%
  • Achievement of budget targets
  • Full compliance with accounting and reporting standards



Educational Requirements


University degree in Finance, Master degree




  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant finance experience
  • External Audit, Site Control or Project Control experience
  • Fluent in English and French


Competencies & Skills

  • Demonstrate Honesty and Intergrity, Courage and Conviction
  • Resilience, ability to work under pressure and exposure N+1, N+2, or Finance Managers
  • Very good Communication Skills needed to face many actors in the organisation
  • Demonstrate Transparency and Reliability
  • Ability to Work in an international Environment
  • Leadership ability
  • Excellent analytic skills
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to excercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
  • Management skills
  • Ability to manage big data as a large part og business operations
  • Strategic thinker and planner



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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