Finance Project Manager (H/F)

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Date: 23 Nov 2023

Location: Valenciennes, 59, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:434474 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.




You want to boost your career in Finance & participate to solving real-world mobility challenges?

Join our Alstom Finance Team!


Location: Valenciennes


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 is joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


What are my responsibilities?


Reporting hierarchically to the Head of Finance Project Managers, & functionally to the Project Manager

You will be a part of a project team interacting with the core project team, Project Quality & Sub-System Manager, Chief Engineer, Chief Operations, Project Contract Manager, Project Planning Manager

Finance expert functions: e.g. Tax and Customs, Treasury and Financing, Internal Audit & Risk Management

Expert functions (e.g. legal, platforms, Operational Excellence,  


Main Key accountabilities:

  • Participate in overall Project Management process jointly with Project Manager.
  • Be a Business Partner
  • 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.
  • Raised "Early Warnings" when necessary to increase management attention.
  • Add insight and accuracy to project financial information (Improve accuracy on forecasts, revenue, cash, cost, etc.).
  • Control the interflows of Internal purchased orders.
  • Liaise with other finance expert functions (e.g. Tax and Customs, Treasury and Financing, Internal Audit & Risk Management, Accounting and Finance efficiency, 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 CM in Contract & Claim Management (focus on finance topics & risks profile).


Main activities:

  • Prepare jointly with the project team, the project reviews content and reassess each semester the profitability.
  • Explain, justify and keep record in detail of the estimates.
  • FPM is permanently focused on adding value through:
    • Interpreting and implementing the global financial strategy set at tender stage.
    • Participating and influencing negotiations (Price review, financial T&C, VO´s, Claims, etc.).
    • Challenging financial information throughout project process (consistent “Early Warning” for financial impacts of projects operational performances and risk mitigation).
    • Monitoring compliance with all governance and reporting rules & regulations in project.
    • Corroborating the permanent compliance of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
    • Understanding the forex and firming strategy considered at tender stage, and ensuring it is implemented at CPR0 and alert management in case of any deviation.
    • Understanding the Project Organization (PxO) focused on Financial Flows.
    • Understanding the contractual terms and conditions and advising about all financial matters in contract, focusing on guiding on competitiveness improvement.
    • Supporting Claim Management (jointly with Project Manager & and Contract Manager), focus on finance topics, risks profile (support amendments wording).
    • Managing and analyzing costs, revenue and profitability.
    • Preparing timely forecasts for sales, costs, margin and cash.


What do I need to qualify for this job?


Minimum qualifications


Master’s in Business school, engineering school or university equiv.

  • +5/+10 years’ experience in Finance
  • An auditing and/or project operational background would be an advantage
  • 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



MBA, Master’s in finance

  • Previous experience in railway company in equivalent position
  • Previous experience in industrial projects in equivalent position


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
  • Taste for new technology



You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Project Manager, Internal Audit, Finance MBA, MBA, ERP, Technology, Finance, Management

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