Finance Project Manager

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Date: 03-Jan-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:402508 

Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada’s busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope : new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.

Objective

The Finance Project Manager (FPM) leads finances for the project in order to improve the project overall performance. They participate in overall Project Management (PM) process jointly with Project Manager. As a key member of the project, they provide financial analysis, advices and guidance to support the project team in making the best business decisions for the project. They are the main partner for the Financial Strategy success of the project, contributing in negotiation processes to secure project success. The FPM supports PM in risks and opportunities process and sign-off contingencies/committed savings. 

 

Key accountabilities

  • Participate in overall Project Management process jointly with Project Manager.
  • Main partner for the Financial Strategy success of the project.
    • optimize financial aspects on the project organization: Tax, Hedging, Financing.
  • Business Partnering:
    • provide finance advise and tutoring to the project team.
    • set up technical expertise within the real and current concerns of the business to create value.
    • enrich integration within the organization (functional intermediation).
    • ensure compliance of finance rules in project review preparation and throughout project execution.
    • contribute on business agility and awareness.
  • Supervision, analysis and support for overall finance topics of the project.
  • 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.
  • Raise "Early Warnings" when necessary to increase management attention.
  • Add insight and accuracy to project financial information (Improve accuracy on forecasts, revenue, cash, cost, etc.).
  • Challenge and approve Project Financials (cash, competitiveness) as per Delegation of Authority.
  • Provide confirmation of Internal Transfer Pricing policies to procurement for the issuance of internal purchase orders.
  • Control the interflows of Internal purchased orders.
  • Ensure compliance with local regulations, especially for tax and statutory accounts purposes.
  • Liaise with other finance expert functions (e.g. Tax and Customs, Treasury and Financing, Internal Audit & Risk Management, Accounting and Finance efficiency, etc.).
  • Cooperate with other expert functions (e.g. legal, platforms, Operational Excellence, etc.).
  • Establish strategic network with external financial players involved in the project.
  • Contribute in negotiation processes to secure project success (customer and / or partner).
  • Support PM in risks and opportunities process and sign-off contingencies/committed savings.
  • Partner with PM and Contract Management in Contract & Claim Management (focus on finance topics & risks profile).
  • Know and understand businesses portfolio and the operation of every business function.

 

Requirements

  • BA degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Finance
  • Experience in auditing and/or project operational background
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Team working
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Excel, knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • CPA designation is an asset

 

Competencies & Skills

  • Leadership
  • Autonomous
  • Strategic Thinking and Self-Mastery
  • Synthesis and analytical mind
  • Demonstrated ability to partner well and influence others
  • Entrepreneur and proactive
  • Good relations and strong communication skills
  • Resilience
  • 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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