Country Chief Accountant

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Date: 15-Jan-2023

Location: Copenhagen, DK

Company: Alstom

Job ID: 321480



Would you like to be part of a highly skilled team in an empowering, enthusiastic, and challenging atmosphere? Do you want to be a part of a team shaping the future of modern transportation solutions sound exciting? If yes, then this position is for you! Apply today!


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.


Is the global leader in smart and sustainable mobility

We are looking for a Country Chief Accountant, to be based in Copenhagen


What will you do?

As a Country Chief Accountant, you will be responsible for providing accurate transparent information, support and performance enablers to the site management team. Furthermore, you will set the environment to collect, consolidate, analyse and validate financial data in order to produce actual budgets and forecasts, draw conclusions on variances of resource allocation and recommend corrective action


Denmark has set an ambitious and radical goal to upgrade the totality of its mainline network. Alstom is there to set this ambition to life and has started the deployment of state-of-the-art ERTMS level 2 baseline 3 signalling technology both on the trackside infrastructure and train fleets. This technology will drastically improve the passenger experience by reducing the number of delays and increasing transport capacity.


The role will be based in Copenhagen and frequent travels will be required.


Your key responsibilities?


Financial Management and Controlling:

  • Annual and monthly reporting for 2 legal entities
  • Develop and follow up on budgets and forecasts including cost controlling
  • Cash and treasury reporting and follow up
  • Capacity planning and reporting
  • Support and guide Finance Project Managers
  • Challenge and give some insight for risks or variance analyses.
  • Set targets and control environment for the cost management within the sites in order to maximize performance.


Reporting and coordination

  • 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
  • Prepare Annual accounts for 2 legal entities to ensure compliance with legal requirements
  • Support in Transfer Pricing
  • Interface with the regional controller, Country Finance Manager from the operations side to report and cascade information.


Working with Alstom will give you a unique possibility to gain in-depth knowledge of the technical aspect of our business. This is a company where you can make a career and development opportunities are part of our company culture.


Who are you?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Finance Management, Audit and Site Control.
  • Excellent communication.
  • Analytical and Problem-solving mindset.
  • Reliable and Agile with a strong customer focus.
  • Fluent in English.


As a person, you are recognized to have excellent communication skills and are driven by making things happen. Collaboration and communication are important as we help each other to solve challenges and problems as one team. You can organize your work structured with attention to detail and have an analytical and problem-solving mindset. You are reliable, agile, and accurate with a strong customer focus.

Who are we?


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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