Finance Project Manager

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Date: 13-Nov-2021

Location: Old Oak Common, United Kingdom

Company: Alstom


What if you could combine project management and financial data to create a product that provides safe mobility for passengers in a sustainable and efficient manner?


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, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.



Finance Project Manager

(Old Oak Common)



Your mission?


As the Finance Project Manager you’ll ensure accuracy of the financial data of the project reported in the Project Reviews. You’ll be responsible for the economic and financial management of the project, following company procedures and ensuring risks and opportunities are managed to optimise the project financial targets.  Furthermore, you’ll give support to the Project Manager in the controlling/financial management of the project.


You will also:


  • Be the economic and financial advisor to the Project Manager
  • Prepare, along with the Project Manager, the periodic Project Reviews with all the relevant financial analysis
  • Control and optimise the project results through close involvement with the Project Manager and Work Package (WP) Owners/Project Sub-system Managers
  • Challenge the estimate to complete in order to maximise the project margin and ensure all risks are mitigated
  • Assure customer invoicing is done as soon as possible and play an active role in getting payment from customer in the due time
  • Manage cash and follow-up the implementation of cash improvement actions on the project Promote cash culture in the project; work closely with the financial accountant in this regard
  • Manage project bonds and hedging to limit exposure; work closely with the financial accountant in this regard
  • Provide all Project financial reporting (orders, forecasts, weekly cash) to Unit accounting for month-end, forecast, budget process and to Sector as requested
  • Review and analyse all Balance Sheet items linked to the project
  • Handle claims administration (documentation, reports)
  • Review the contract database data for all units and its compliance with last SPR’s decisions
  • Participate in the project meetings, risk analysis meetings and all decision-making concerning financial or contractual aspects of the project
  • Provide guidance and financial leadership for the Project Managers for all Project Review submissions
  • Control the tender process ensuring that all estimates are well supported and signed off by the work package owners and that the costs are collected in line with company rules
  • Provide guidance and financial leadership to the tender team in order to help create cost build up on time in line with company rules to enable the company to maximise its future cash flows



Your profile?


  • ACCA / CIMA / ACA Qualified
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language (written and spoken) with people at different levels
  • Able to work effectively as a member of a team to co-ordinate and ensure consistency of reporting
  • Ability to influence and instil confidence in those inside and outside of the finance department
  • Ability to organise and prioritise in order to be effective
  • Must be able to work autonomously (self-motivated)
  • Ability to use and have previous experience of integrated financial systems
  • Should be extremely numerate and have an excellent knowledge of accounting and finance
  • Advance knowledge of MS Excel


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience of accounting, preferably in a large multinational company
  • Experience of contract or project accounting
  • Experience of SAP is an advantage
  • Ability to motive others
  • Good presentational skills.



Opening date: 18/10/2021

Closing date: 18/11/2021

Competitive salary range 

Working hours:37




Why Alstom?


Alstom is the leading company in the railway 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? 


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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