Country Chief Accountant

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Date: 10 Sep 2023

Location: Oslo, NO

Company: Alstom

Req ID:423573 

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Country Chief Accountant in Oslo, Norway we’re looking for?


Your future role


Take on a new challenge and apply your project management expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Morten Heiermo (Country Finance Manager), and work alongside passionate, motivated and dedicated teammates.


As a Country Chief Accountant, you will be responsible for providing accurate transparent information, support and performance enablers to the site management team. Furthermore, you will set the environment to collect, consolidate, analyse and validate financial data in order to produce actual budgets and forecasts, draw conclusions on variances of resource allocation and recommend corrective action


The role will be based in Oslo and frequent travels will be required.


We’ll look to you for:


  • Financial Management and Controlling:
  • Annual and monthly reporting for 2 legal entities
  • Develop and follow up on budgets and forecasts including cost controlling
  • Cash and treasury reporting and follow up
  • Capacity planning and reporting
  • Support and guide Finance Project Managers
  • Challenge and give some insight for risks or variance analyses.
  • Set targets and control environment for the cost management within the sites in order to maximize performance.


  • Reporting and coordination
  • Validate the financial structure of the locations (processes and systems) in order to satisfy all internal and external requirements.
  • Comply with the reporting definitions of Alstom guidelines in order to provide consistent and informative management information and ensure compliance with Internal Control
  • Prepare Annual accounts for the legal entity to ensure compliance with legal requirements
  • Support in Transfer Pricing
  • Interface with the Country Finance Manager from the operations side to report and cascade information.

All about you


We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Finance Management, Audit and Site Control.
  • Excellent communication.
  • Analytical and Problem-solving mindset.
  • Reliable and Agile with a strong customer focus.
  • Fluent in English.


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with new security standards for rail signalling
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension).


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!



Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.


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