Zurich site controller (m/f/d)

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Date: 20-Nov-2022

Location: Zurich, CH

Company: Alstom

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, customized services, infrastructure, signaling 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.



We are currently looking to recruit a Zurich Site Controller (m/f/d) in Zurich, Switzerland


Your role:

The site of Zurich (RSC and HQ) is about 250 FTE. It is an engineering site and hosts the management functions of Switzerland as well as some group functions. It is also home to one of the innovation centers of Alstom. Your role is to lead, organize, manage and coordinate the financial activities of the Zurich site.



Financial Controlling and management

  • Responsible for site budget, 3 Year Plan, Rolling Forecast
  • Monitor financial flows and validate the final reports
  • Control, challenge and validate the financial data provided by the site functions (expenses, budget
  • Assist Site Managing Director in all financial matters
  • Responsible for providing accurate transparent information, support and performance enablers to the CH finance director and site management team
  • Interpretation of Data /Figures, risks or variance analyses
  • Interface between site functions
  • Monitor and forecast the QCD financial indicators of the sites concerned
  • Set targets and control the environment for the cost management within the sites to maximize performance.
  • Provide to business management financial support backed by consolidated data and analysis.
  • Provide all necessary analysis and assistance to the central management control team  
  • Develop Action plans to optimize performance and implement corrective actions
  • Follow restructuring and capacity extension plans if any
  • Manages project controlling


  • Responsible for accurate closing
  • Set the environment to collect, consolidate, analyze and validate financial data
  • Validate the financial structure of the locations (processes and systems) to satisfy all internal and external requirements.
  • Comply with the reporting definitions of Alstom guidelines to provide consistent and informative management information and ensure compliance with Internal Control
  • Interface with regional and other country finance functions
  • Responsible for site external audit activities


  • Coordinate the planning and budgeting scope, activities and schedule of the locations and set targets to produce reliable data, resource plans and budgets
  • Manage the site controlling team (2 person)

Key Job Authorities and Dimensions:

  • Reporting Unit expenditures
  • Team of 2 people

Performance measurements:

  • Forecasting accuracy above 95%
  • Achievement of budget targets
  • Full compliance with accounting and reporting standards



  • Master degree in Financial, Controlling, Accounting and related
  • Min. 7 years experience as a Controller or related
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Very good organizational skills
  • Paying attention to details
  • English – C1 level – must have
  • German – desirable
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Management experience

Note: responsibilities could be augmented according to seniority


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 is 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, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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