Finance Project Manager

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Job Description

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, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.

Alstom is the UK & Ireland’s leading supplier of new trains, train services, and signalling infrastructure projects. It has built just under 40% of the UK’s mainline train fleet, all the fleets currently in service with London Underground and Dublin’s LUAS.

It is building the UK’s biggest train programme in a generation – AVENTRA – for seven of the UK’s largest train operating companies, is ramping up to build the next generation of Greater Dublin’s commuter trains, DART+ as well as 54 HS2 high-speed trains in a Joint Venture. Alstom also supports 66% of the UK fleet through its Services business and is the UK’s leading CP6 signalling & infrastructure provider.

Employing 6,000 people across the UK and Ireland, we design, build and test trains at the UK’s largest end-to-end train manufacturing factory in Derby and operate major sites at Widnes, Crewe, Ilford and Plymouth, as well as 30 train services depots across the UK&I

Your future role

A Finance Project Manager role for the D&IS (Digital Information Services) in the London, UK.

An integral part of the Finance team that is well incorporated into the project team(s) to support all of the work package owners for the specific project(s). This role will require visits to project sites when necessary.

To ensure accuracy of the financial data of the project reported in the Project Reviews. To ensure the economic and financial management of the project, following company procedures and ensuring risks and opportunities are managed to optimise the project financial targets and support the Project Manager in the controlling/financial management of the project. Manage all financial aspect of a project such as accounting, reporting, cost control, budget. Well integrated into project team and support all work package owners. Ensure compliance with FI’s and Alstom RAM.

To ensure that the project finance situation as reported in Project Review is accurate and sincere in respect with Alstom rules.

Support the Project Manager in the controlling/financial management of the project, ensuring that all risks and opportunities are managed effectively.

We’ll look to you for:

•          Be the economic and financial advisor to the Project Manager.

•          Prepare, along with the Project Manager, the periodic Project Reviews with all the relevant financial analysis.

•          Control and optimize the project results through close involvement with the Project Manager and Work Package (WP) Owners/Project Sub-system Managers.

•          Challenge the estimate to complete in order to maximise the project margin and ensure all risks are mitigated.

•          Assure customer invoicing is done as soon as possible and play an active role in getting payment from    customer in the due time.

•          Manage cash and follow-up the implementation of cash improvement actions on the project Promote cash culture in the project; work closely with the financial accountant in this regard.

•          Manage project bonds and hedging to limit exposure; work closely with the financial accountant in this regard.

•          Provide all Project financial reporting (orders, forecasts, weekly cash) to Unit accounting for month-end, forecast, budget process and to Sector as requested.

•          Review and analyse all Balance Sheet items linked to the project.

•          Handle claims administration (documentation, reports)

•          Participate in the project meetings, risk analysis meetings and all decision-making. concerning financial or contractual aspects of the project.

•          Provide guidance and financial leadership for the Project Managers for all Project Review submissions.

•          To comply with and undertake all relevant Environment, Health & Safety measures and activities

All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role:

Essential

•          Excellent knowledge of MS Excel

•          Should be extremely numerate and have an excellent knowledge of accounting and finance.

•          Ability to use and have previous experience of integrated financial systems.

•          Ability to communicate effectively in the English language (written and spoken) with people at different levels.

•          Ability to work under pressure.

•          Must be able to work autonomously (self-motivated)

•          Confident to work effectively as a member of a team to co-ordinate and ensure consistency of reporting.

•          Able to influence and in still confidence in those inside and outside of the finance department.

•          Able to organise and prioritise in order to be effective

•          Flexible to travel to Alstom project sites when necessary (circa 1-2 monthly depending)

Desirable

•          Experience of accounting, preferably in a large multinational company.

•          Ability to motive others

•          ACCA / CIMA/ACA Qualified.

•          Experience of contract or project accounting.

•          Knowledge of SAP is an advantage.

•          Good presentational skills.

•          To comply with and undertake all relevant Environment, Health & Safety measures and activities

Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career.

You’ll also:

Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines

Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues

Contribute to innovative projects

Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries

Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning

Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension)

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!

What we offer

We offer a highly competitive remuneration package, 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday. Contributed healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.

 

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.

As a ‘Disability Confident’ employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

 

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!

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.

We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a ‘Disability Confident’ employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

At Alstom we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our staff work flexibly in many ways, including part-time, flexible start and finish times, job sharing, or compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need.

As a ‘Disability Confident’ employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification: if you require any reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

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