IS&T Project Controller

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Date: 22-Jul-2019

Location: Saint ouen, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:53897 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


Within Alstom IS&T Finance Controlling team, we are looking for our Project Controller

The “IS&T Project Controller” position reporting to the IS&T Solution Finance Controller based in Saint-Ouen Headquarter will have three main responsibilities:

  • Be the project controller for all IS&T projects delivered all over the world
  • Control Alstom HQ’ IS&T Project perimeter
  • Become a partner of both IT & Finance function transformation

You are expected to play an active role to support the IS&T function: pro-active, flexible, innovative, close to your Business needs.



1. IS&T Projects controlling

Alstom IS&T implements worldwide a full range of projects (software, infrastructure, workplace…) which needs to be strictly controlled, considering budgeted amounts, resources involved, future recurring impact on costbase and business value impacts.

Specific controlling activities would need to be led on strategic projects to ensure long term value for both Business and IS&T within the group. These projects will be validated by specific Business Cases anticipating recurring costbase impact from implementing a new solution or refreshing/upgrading an infrastructure.

As being the Finance Partner onboarded on project decision governances, you will control the overall roadmaps, measuring and alerting when relevant on financial impacts: commitments vs budgeted roadmap, external costs follow-up, actuals, estimated at completion review on major programs and critical projects, etc.

As such, your contribution will be key to measure Projects’ QCD, capacity analysis, on shore / off shore effort, etc.

Your active and regular interfaces with Service Performance and User Support VP, IS&T Directors, the PMO team & Project managers’s community will be critical: as their Finance counterpart, you will be the Guardian of the rules for all Finance topics in close interaction with Project Delivery teams. You will also participate to Project Review Committee in order to validate and follow the different steps of the projects execution.


2. Report & Control IS&T HQ activities

Alstom HQ centralizes a major part of all IS&T costs. You will control this entire scope, incl. activity tracking, external costs and PO follow-up, IT assets finance impacts, projects milestones, etc. and be responsible for the monthly closing related to IT activities within this entity.

The Project Controller will lead decision making around project cost capitalization according to Business Case.

In addition, the Controller will orchestrate the Alstom IS&T recharge model liaising with local finance counterparts while minimizing related tax & forex risks & costs.


3. Become a partner of both IT & Finance function transformation

IS&T Controlling team will play a key role to support both IT & Finance function transformation such as:

  • Support the Business & IT Digital initiatives acceleration plan in the frame of the 2025 Strategy.
  • Set-up of a Business Intelligence IT Finance platform to sort out in many different dimensions our costs reporting playing with various source of data (ERP, Project management tool, agile collaborative platforms...) and lead training to embark operational population to use it.
  • Digitalize an Activity Based Management leveraging on the Finance data as well as with the operational databases. 



  • You have an Academic background in Finance, Business Administration, or engineering with a professional experience of controlling activities in an industrial company.
  • Team spirit, autonomous, pro-active, result and deadline driven.
  • Flexible, able to continuously improve and apply with the Finance Team a new Controlling scheme and push for innovative ideas.

REPORTING : This position reports to the IS&T Solution Finance Controller based in France headquarters.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Accounting, Project Manager, ERP, Business Intelligence, Finance, Technology

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