Project controller

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Date: 10-Oct-2021

Location: Vaesteras, Sweden

Company: Alstom

Req ID:[[141563]] 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   



Join us as a PROJECT CONTROLLER and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role in Västerås, Sweden


As a Project Controller you will be the co-pilot to the Project Manager (PM) and the single point of contact for all financial topics related to the project. Together with the PM you will drive the project performance to ensure the achievement of the financial goals. This will include providing financial analyses for decision making and contributing to the risk & opportunity management. On project level, you will furthermore lead the budget & forecast processes and ensure that the accounting rules for long-term contracts are followed.




  • Provide transparency on the financial situation of the project to the Project Manager (PM) & project core team (PCT). Attend PCT meetings and other relevant project meetings. Challenge the PCT to ensure successful project execution.
  • Together with the PM and PCT, prepare reporting for project reviews including relevant financial analyses
  • Manage the monthly closing process for the project and ensure that project reporting is in line with accounting rules
  • Control project cost, analyse variances and recommend possible courses of action to remedy
  • Contribute to risk and opportunity management by challenging project inputs and recommending possible courses of action to mitigate risk or to achieve opportunities.
  • Ensure that project calculations reflect the current status of the project and lead the re-assessment of the project cost assumptions.
  • Lead the Budget and Forecast processes on project level and update project planning in the financial systems accordingly
  • Manage the invoicing process, ensuring correct VAT treatment and following up on receivables
  • Drive hedging & bond activities in cooperation with central teams (where applicable)
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders within and outside the finance organization




  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Finance or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of work experience in Project Controlling or Business Controlling
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, ERP systems and SAP/BW
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent English is mandatory, Swedish represents an advantage


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.   



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