Project Controller

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Date: 27-Jul-2022

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Company: Alstom

Req ID:282482 

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


Join us as a Project Controller in Stockholm, Sweden and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role.



Purpose of the Job:


As a Project Controller you will lead finances for projects as a project controller, in order to improve the project overall performance. As a key member of the project, you will provide financial analysis, advices and guidance to support the project team in making the best business decisions for the project. You will act as the main partner for the Financial Strategy success of the project, contributing in negotiation processes to secure project success. You will support the Project Manager in risks and opportunities process and sign-off contingencies/committed savings, and will be part of the Finance organization covering the entire project lifecycle, i.e. acquisition, bidding and execution.


Key responsabilities :


Financial and control


  • Ensure compliance of finance rules in project review preparation and throughout project execution.
  • 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.
  • Add insight and accuracy to project financial information (Improve accuracy on forecasts, revenue, cash, cost, etc.).
  • Ensure compliance with local regulations, especially for tax and statutory accounts purposes and liaise with other finance expert functions (e.g. Tax and Customs, Treasury and Financing, Internal Audit & Risk Management, Accounting and Finance efficiency, etc.).
  • Corroborating the permanent compliance of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Managing and analysing costs, revenue and profitability.
  • Preparing timely forecasts for sales, costs, margin and cash.
  • Permanently looking for liquidity flows and working capital optimization and promote cash culture in the project.
  • Supporting the finance teams in the monthly closing process and reporting Project financials in a suitable manner.
  • Ensuring project contractual bonds and guarantees are issued on due time and request release "as soon as possible", avoiding unnecessary expenses.

Business partner

  • Participate in overall Project Management process jointly with PM and a main partner for the Financial Strategy success of the project.
  • Support PM in risks and opportunities process and sign-off contingencies/committed savings.
  • Participating and influencing negotiations (Price review, financial T&C, VO´s, Claims, etc.).
  • Partner with PM and CM in Contract & Claim Management (focus on finance topics & risks profile).
  • Communicate effectively with Project Stakeholders and provide reliable financial analysis to assist in the decision-making (Explain, justify and keep record in detail).
  • Prepare jointly with the project team, the project reviews content and reassess each semester the profitability.
  • Challenging financial information throughout project process (consistent “Early Warning” for financial impacts of projects operational performances and risk mitigation).



 Key requirements:


  • Master’s in Business school, engineering school or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Excel and SAP/BW is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Previous experience in industrial projects
  • Leadership (demonstrated ability to partner well and influence others) and autonomy and self-drive.
  • Synthesis, strategic thinking and analytical mind
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment.




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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