Corporate Controller - Canada

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Date: 16 May 2024

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s products portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the new Group’s combined revenue amounted to €15.7 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 20201. Headquartered in France, Alstom is now present in 70 countries and employs 75,000 people.


Reporting to the Regional Accounting Director, the Corporate Controller role requires taking the ownership of all the Accounting, Reporting, AP and FX risk management activities for Alstom’s Canadian operations.


This position will be based at the Regional Headquarter in St-Bruno (Montréal area) and requires a minimal 3-day on-site presence.




  • Lead the Canadian Accounting & Reporting Team and manage the performance, development, and training of all employees to drive business value for Canadians reporting units; this includes.
      • Accounting and Reporting
      • FX Risk Management
      • Budget support
  • Be responsible for the year-end and semester-end financial external audits (1 reporting units) and the preparation of the financial statements
  • Monitor new accounting pronouncements under IFRS to ensure timely identification of accounting pronouncements and their impact on the Canadians units
  • Work with various teams throughout the Alstom group to improve financial reporting processes and ensure all relevant accounting issues and complex transactions are identified and addressed
  • Assess and document the accounting impact and required disclosures for major and complex transactions, including significant contracts, acquisitions, and non-recurring transactions
  • Partner with the Tax Team to ensure legal entity reporting and accounting for tax-related matters are properly assessed, reported, and disclosed both internally and externally
  • Complete the integration of the legacy Bombardier Transportation reporting units within the Alstom systems (e.g., SAP), process (e.g., AP), and streamlining of the organizational structure.
  • Be the Finance lead on different “special funding” negotiations with the governments and other “non-traditional” partners (Québec, Canada, US, etc.)



Desired profile:

  • A university degree in accounting
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA/CA preferred)
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in financial reporting preferably at a publicly traded company 
  • English required, French an asset
  • Strong technical accounting and financial reporting expertise as well as continuous disclosure requirements
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain collaborative relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership skills with experience developing and managing high-performing teams in remote dynamics
  • Strategic decision-making skills with the ability to quickly adapt in complex environments with shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Occasional trip



Alstom is the leading company in the mobility 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?  


Equal opportunity statement:
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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