Financial Project Manager (m/d/f)

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Date: 08-May-2022

Location: Hennigsdorf, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:210403 

 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

 

Key responsibilities

 

1.            Financials & Compliance

•             Responsible for the integrity of the Project Financial Information; ensuring quality and timely information is delivered in line with Group and Regional/Divisional expectations

•             Monitoring all Project Costs and addressing variances for all active divisions or business units, recommending possible courses of action to remedy the situation

•             Responsible for the budgeting and forecasting activity of all aspects of the Project

•             Ensure that project calculations reflect current status of EAC approved and proposed in Global FORE and prepare EAC change requests.

•             Challenge the project core team to ensure successful project execution.

•             Recommend possible courses of action to mitigate risk or to achieve opportunities

•             Contribute in R&Os/MEP discussion and challenge project inputs

•             Review and challenge cash planning (incl. action plans & follow up)

•             Prepare and update monthly reports and presentation in project review meetings.

•             Follow-up hedging & bonds requirements for the project and assess impact on EAC.

•             Follow-up on escalation and ensure proper reflection in the EAC.

•             Follow-up warranty provisions and ensure proper reflection in Financials

•             Responsible for coordinating the Long term functional forecasts and Estimate at Completion on Projects – managed jointly with the Site Controller

 

2.            Stakeholder Management

•             Be a Business Partner for the General Manager and the Project Core Team Members. Attend Project Core Team meetings and all relevant project meetings

•             Secure on time delivery of information to the various stakeholders e.g. Corporate, Group, Division/Region, Local Management

•             Make financial situation transparent to Project management. Ensure development & deployment of corrective action plans when necessary

•             Regularly review and react to Stakeholder feedback/input with the Project Controlling team.

•             Keep PM continuously updated on financial situation of the entire project and upcoming R&Os. Ensure financial transparency within the PCT.

•             Coordinate and follow-up all financial matters with internal partners (incl. Interco. matching process)

•             Interface and liaise with Customer Finance organization

•             Follow-up on customer invoicing and ensure timely collection of invoices. Take all necessary actions to limit overdue on Account Receivables              

 

3.            Process Execution & Improvement

•             Ensure standard Global processes are consistently and effectively applied to the Project  in all areas of financial governance

•             Achieve efficiency gains through simplifying and standardising processes and optimising the use of the SSC in alignment with Site Controlling, FSSO, BT Core and Group Functions .

•             Implement the agreed migration of finance transactional activities into the SSC (shared with FSSO and Site Controlling)

•             Ensure proper start-up of new projects (Bid handover, financial set-up...)

               

4.            People & Organization

•             Responsible for recruitment, induction and performance management of direct reports

•             Challenge the Project Core Team organizational set up to ensure the Project has the correct organizational design to achieve the deliverables in a consistent manner

•             Ensure all PMPs are completed with clear identification of individual training and development plans       

 

5.            Ad Hoc Project Work

•             Involvement in SAP/systems implementation and improvements

•             Involvement in Cross Regional & Group initiatives

•             Involvement in any Ad Hoc requests coming from the Finance hierarchy

•             Provide input parameters for Bid Approval Process and support Blue Book tender activities for VOs and PCRs.               

 

6.            Key Shared Accountabilities

•             Forecasting & Budgeting  with Site Controlling

•             Financial performance (OI, EBIT and FCF) with Site Controlling (e.g. Wrap rates)

•             Actual Cost controlling with Site Controlling

•             Period End Closing with Site Controlling & A&R

•             EAC Hours & Costs forecasts with Functions

•             Audit  Procedures with Site Controlling (A&R)    

 

Qualifications & Functional Knowledge

 

Education 

  • Finance degree and/or any relevant professional related qualification

 

Relevant experience required

 

•             At least 5 years of working experience

•             Experience in a similar responsibility, working in an international environment

•             Proficiency in Microsoft Office, ERP systems and SAP/BW

•             Good understanding of Finance/Controlling processes and tools

 

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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