Finance Controller

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Date: 19-Mar-2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:407262 

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

Within the Rolling Stock Product Line finance controlling team, we are looking for a  Finance Controller. The position is based in Saint-Ouen (France).


Key accountabilities:


  1. Function Cost Controlling
  • Functional Costs: Actual, Forecast, Budget (Procurement, Operations, Engineering, Quality)
  • Reporting of Actuals, analysis of variation vs. Budget/Forecast to find areas of issues, risks, opportunities in Functional cost Target Achievement
  • Cost in % of Sales: analysis of KPI evolution in workload perspective and to challenge cost structure
  • Headcount Reporting per Site / Region and Best Cost Counties / High Cost Countries
  • Budget and Forecast process and Function Challenge
  • Monthly End Closure in strict collaboration with Headquarter Controlling staff


  1. Business Partnership
  • Business Partnership with the Vice President Leader and his Organization (Regions Heads and HQ Staff)
  • Interface with Controllers in Regions/Sites to identify specifics
  • Headquarter Site Controlling
  • Actual/Forecast/Budget management in partnership with Business (Actual monthly analysis, Quarterly Forecast, Yearly Budget, Strat Plan modelling)
  1. Centres of Excellence controlling
  • Coordinate Finance Flows between Sites and HQ and Projects
  • Manage Financial impacts in HQ (h.rate, recovery, Tax compliance, process design, cost structure challenge, month end closure)



  • Finance/Business University Degree
  • 5 years minimum finance experience including industrial/ engineering finance, commercial finance or other finance management roles
  • Prior external or internal audit and / or costing manager experience is a plus
  • Fluency in English is a must


Competencies & Skills

  • Good general knowledge of IFRS and of the main basic accounting principle
  • Sound analytical skills and the ability to consolidate conclusions and recommendations
  • Modelling skills for business cases
  • Excellent in Excel (outstanding is a plus)
  • Cost-out oriented mindset, ideally grown during a previous industrial environment experience
  • Business partnering behaviour towards Vice President, bringing both challenge & support to operational teams
  • Good communicator with people from a variety of organizations, cultures and for whom English is not the first language
  • Ability to manage communication by remote and multi time-zones interfacing
  • Combination of Teamwork, Honesty, Integrity, Courage and Capability to influence decisions
  • Change agent attitude, capitalizing on own experience to drive improvement.

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. 





Job Type:​Experienced​

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