Project Finance Manager - Turnkey North America

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Date: 01-Dec-2021

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, Canada

Company: Alstom

Req ID:190606 

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.   


Join us as Project Finance Manager - Turnkey North America, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in St-Bruno (QC), CA.


Co-pilot to the project manager to ensure focus on the achievement of the financial goals of the different projects. Provides all required financial information about the projects

Support Project Management, control the monthly margin realization, monitor & support the EAC change process, support project planning, and ensure that accounting guidelines are respected.

Single point of contact for all financial issues relating to the specific project portfolio controlled. Close monitoring of the project deliverables. Support month end reporting for TK portfolio.

Early assessment and measuring of financial impact of risks and opportunities with regular follow ups on action plans. Proactively follow and challenge the project cash flow & gross margins.




Project calculations

  • Ensure that project calculations reflect current status of project, TAC approved and proposed in Global FORE, preparing EAC change requests.
  • Input and updating of project calculation in Global FORE and local system (ERP)
  • Working out and updating Budget and Forecast figures of the project in Global FORE
  • Review and Analysis of Estimated-at-completion calculation of the project for Budget, Forecast and Actual in Global FORE and local system
  • Review and Analysis of variances between Budget, Forecast and Actual figures and comment on them in monthly Reporting – especially Sales POC, Margin and Free Cash flow, Risk &Opportunities and Contingencies
  • Review and Analysis of contract related Balance sheet items with the target of  minimization of Net Utilized Assets (Inventory level, Advance Payments, Accounts Receivables, etc)


Project reporting

  • Make financial situation transparent to the Core Team
  • Prepare and present current status and alternative scenarios.
  • Lead Core Team members in meeting or improving their targets
  • Challenge the project teams to assure a successful project execution.
  • Prepare and update monthly reports and presentation in project review meetings
  • Contribute in Risk & Opportunities discussion and following up on action plans


Accounting Specific responsibilities

  • Responsible for customs and customer invoicing, VAT, Receivables and payment control
  • Cash-Flow Management (i.e. input of project figures in Cash Planner)
  • Hedging activities in cooperation with Treasury (if necessary) (FX Planner)
  • Determine dispatch instructions, working out, procuring, distributing dispatch documents and if necessary customs documents (including their legalization, if necessary); ensure all relevant shipment activities (Bill of lading, airway bills, packing list, customs invoices, etc.)
  • Insurance cases (freight, maintenance, third party, etc.)
  • Coordinate commercial affairs of internal partners, i.e. check of inter-company Sales and Purchases (interco matching)
  • Provide input parameters for Bid Approval Process and support Blue Book tender activities for variation orders
  • Control of cost and direct hours
  • Control of man/hour writing
  • Procurement / Engineering:  Quantify impact of change orders (profitability calculation), assess impact on the different cost items in the calculation, (i.e. Bill of material and Engineering hours)
  • Maintain an appropriate level of contingencies


Specific responsibilities to other Project Core Team members

  • Keep updated the financial situation of project and upcoming risks & opportunities
  • Build and maintain successful cross functional relationships
  • Support Project Manager and/or Claim Manager in commercial negotiations and preparation of claims




  • DESS compatibility
  • CPA certification, mandatory
  • 5-10 years of experience
  • Project accounting experience, an asset
  • Fluent English, French an asset
  • Software: SAP, Office Suite, Excel Power BI


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


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.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

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