Financial Project Controller

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Date: 15-Aug-2022

Location: Brighton, ESX, United Kingdom

Company: Alstom

Req ID:269454

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 

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as Project Controller in Brighton , United Kingdom


Purpose of the job :

The Project Controller leads finances for projects rated in Low Criticality, in order to improve the project overall performance. The Project Controller participates in overall Project Management process jointly with Project Manager. As a key member of the project, The Project Controller provides financial analysis, advices and guidance to support the project team in making the best business decisions for the project. The Project Controller is the main partner for the Financial Strategy success of the project, contributing in negotiation processes to secure project success. The Project Controller supports PM in risks and opportunities process and sign-off contingencies/committed savings. The Project Controller is part of the Finance organisation and covers the entire project lifecycle, i.e. acquisition, bidding and execution.



Your Mission :


  • Participate in overall Project Management process jointly with Project Manager.
  • Business Partnering:
  • provide finance advise and tutoring to the project team.
  • set up technical expertise within the real and current concerns of the business to create value.
  • enrich integration within the organization (functional intermediation).
  • ensure compliance of finance rules in project review preparation and throughout project execution.
  • contribute on business agility and awareness.
  • 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.
  • Add insight and accuracy to project financial information (Improve accuracy on forecasts, revenue, cash, cost, etc.).
  • Challenge and approve Project Financials (cash, competitiveness) as per DoA.
  • Support PM in risks and opportunities process and sign-off contingencies/committed savings.
  • Know and understand businesses portfolio and the operation of every business function.
  • Communicate effectively with Project Stakeholders and provide reliable financial analysis to assist in the decision-making
  • Prepare jointly with the project team, the project reviews content and reassess each semester the profitability.
  • The Project Controller is permanently focused on adding value through :

- 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.

- Understanding the contractual terms and conditions and advising about all financial matters in contract, focusing on guiding on competitiveness improvement.

- Managing and analyzing costs, revenue and profitability.

- Preparing timely forecasts for sales, costs, margin and cash.

- Transforming data analysis into real insights focusing on profit improvement.

- Permanently looking for liquidity flows and working capital optimization and promote cash culture in the project.

- Ensuring billing process (external or internal) is made on a timely manner.

- Supporting the finance teams in the monthly closing process and reporting Project financials in a suitable manner.

- Supporting requests made of Performance Management Group.

- Challenge eligibility and relevance Capex & R&D analyzing impacts and optimizing how to implement and informing Operations Finance about the amounts considered at tender stage.



Your profile :

  • + 5 to 10 years’ experience in Finance
  • A project operational background would be an advantage
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Team working
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Excel, knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • CIMA, ACCA or equivalent qualification


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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