Manufacturing Cost Controller

Date: 07-Aug-2019

Location: Hornell, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

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 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  We are a global leader in the transportation sector, in the digital age.  As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. We offer a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customized services (maintenance, modernization), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.  Our 34,500 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom.  Alstom businesses had sales of 34.2 billion for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.  Visit to learn more about our business. 

Manufacturing Cost Controller


  • She/He will provide analytical and decision support for Manufacturing management team and other personnel at the plant
  • Works closely with manufacturing operations to ensure production costs are accurately and timely recorded. Perform thorough variance analysis on cost deviations (Production material and labor). Report findings to management team and recommend solutions to mitigate risks and improve performance.
  • Support site Finance Controller with data analytics on plant’s performance at the project level.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of Manufacturing financials with commentaries including estimates to complete (EAC) and cost evolution
  • Develop standard costs and Bill of Materials in collaboration with Industrialization, Sourcing, supply chain, etc. Develops, monitors and analysis manufacturing overhead allocation and burden rates to ensure appropriateness
  • Lead, participate and present project & plant financials.
  • Work with the site Finance team during moth-end closing, monthly forecasting and the annual budget process
  • Assist site Project Controllers with tools, reports, etc. and enable to perform a thorough work package review with WP owners
  • Review and analyze inventory in detail tail to ensure work orders are closed in a timely manner and inventory is costed out to jobs properly
  • Ensure proper application of internal control protocols in compliance with site, group and other regulatory bodies
  • Participate in Manufacturing and Project Management team meetings, risk sessions, and all decision-making concerning manufacturing project financials and contractual aspects
  • Develop, streamline and implement work instructions, procedures.


Essential Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance or relevant field
  • Excellent financial reporting and analytical skills
  • 5-10 years of experience in accounting
  • English Fluent
  • Strong ERP experience, SAP/GIS experience will be a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment highly desired
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, be flexible and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to establish completion timelines and meet deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to take responsibility for results and to recommend solutions to challenges
  • Ability to think creatively and be resourceful within the context of financial and strategic planning


We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.


Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


Alstom abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States.



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