Project Controller

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Date: 19-Oct-2020

Location: Naperville, IL, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:98165 

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 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.    



To assure the economic and financial management of the project, following company procedures and ensuring the risks and opportunities are followed in order to meet the project financial targets.  Assists

with running the monthly book close, performs accounting research, and ensures compliance with local accounting regulations, Group accounting standards and Internal Control rules.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • In coordination with Project Managers, prepare periodic Project reviews with all relevant financial analysis.
  • Control and optimize Project results through close involvement with Project Managers.
  • Challenge the estimate to complete in order to maximize the Project margin.
  • Assure Customer invoicing is completed as soon as possible and play an active role in securing payment from Customer in due time.
  • Review and analyze all balance sheet items linked to projects.
  • Manage project bond requirements and hedging to limit exposure.
  • Provide all Project finance reporting.
  • Participate in Project Management team meetings, risk sessions, and all decision-making concerning Project financial or contractual aspects.
  • Ensure accuracy of actuals and estimates to complete.
  • Ensure cost components quality and delivery commitment are properly documented/backed up and monitored on monthly basis.
  • Ensure that the economic and financial management of the project are following all company procedures, and ensuring risks and opportunities are managed to optimize the project financial targets.


Any and all other responsibilities, in addition to those mentioned above, as assigned by the Finance Director.  This list of responsibilities is not all inclusive and may change, be added to or deleted at any time.


Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.


Experience: (Essential Functions)

At least 7 years of work experience in finance or accounting.



  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Oral/Written Communication skills and Interpersonal skills
  • Presenting skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge of Excel
  • Project Controls


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 the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide 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 contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  


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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