Finance Project Manager

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Date: 02-Sep-2022

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:339724 

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.   

 

Objective

The Finance Project Manager (FPM) leads finances for the project in order to improve the project overall performance. They participate in overall Project Management (PM) process jointly with Project Manager. As a key member of the project, they provide financial analysis, advices and guidance to support the project team in making the best business decisions for the project. They are the main partner for the Financial Strategy success of the project, contributing in negotiation processes to secure project success. The FPM supports PM in risks and opportunities process and sign-off contingencies/committed savings. 

 

Key accountabilities

  • Participate in overall Project Management process jointly with Project Manager.
  • Main partner for the Financial Strategy success of the project.
    • optimize financial aspects on the project organization: Tax, Hedging, Financing.
  • Business Partnering:
    • provide finance advise and tutoring to the project team.
    • set up technical expertise within the real and current concerns of the business to create value.
    • enrich integration within the organization (functional intermediation).
    • ensure compliance of finance rules in project review preparation and throughout project execution.
    • contribute on business agility and awareness.
  • Supervision, analysis and support for overall finance topics of the project.
  • Control the financial performance of the project and propose action plans to improve contract margin and cash profile as well as corrective action plans to mitigate identified risks.
  • Raise "Early Warnings" when necessary to increase management attention.
  • Add insight and accuracy to project financial information (Improve accuracy on forecasts, revenue, cash, cost, etc.).
  • Challenge and approve Project Financials (cash, competitiveness) as per Delegation of Authority.
  • Provide confirmation of Internal Transfer Pricing policies to procurement for the issuance of internal purchase orders.
  • Control the interflows of Internal purchased orders.
  • Ensure compliance with local regulations, especially for tax and statutory accounts purposes.
  • Liaise with other finance expert functions (e.g. Tax and Customs, Treasury and Financing, Internal Audit & Risk Management, Accounting and Finance efficiency, etc.).
  • Cooperate with other expert functions (e.g. legal, platforms, Operational Excellence, etc.).
  • Establish strategic network with external financial players involved in the project.
  • Contribute in negotiation processes to secure project success (customer and / or partner).
  • Support PM in risks and opportunities process and sign-off contingencies/committed savings.
  • Partner with PM and Contract Management in Contract & Claim Management (focus on finance topics & risks profile).
  • Know and understand businesses portfolio and the operation of every business function.

 

Requirements

  • BA degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent
  • 5-10 years’ experience in Finance
  • Experience in auditing and/or project operational background
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Team working
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Excel, knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Previous experience in railway industry is a plus

 

Competencies & Skills

  • Leadership
  • Autonomous
  • Strategic Thinking and Self-Mastery
  • Synthesis and analytical mind
  • Demonstrated ability to partner well and influence others
  • Entrepreneur and proactive
  • Good relations and strong communication skills
  • Resilience
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment

 

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.   

 

Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.

 

ALSTOM endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.  
Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


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