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Project Finance Manager


This is a Full-time position in Edmonton, on posted October 9, 2021.

Paving the way for the energy transition, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that constitute sustainable foundations for the future of transport.

Its product portfolio includes high-speed trains, subways, monorail, electric trams and buses, as well as integrated systems, tailor-made services, infrastructure, signaling solutions and digital mobility solutions.


Alstom has 150,000 vehicles in commercial service around the world.

With the integration of Bombardier Transportation on January 29, 2021, the combined turnover of the new Group reached 14 billion euros for the 12-month period ended March 31, 2021.

Based in France, Alstom is now present in 70 country and employs more than 70,000 people worldwide.

OVERVIEW : Co-pilot of the project manager, the Project Finance Manager is dedicated to achieving the financial objectives of guarantee projects.

He / she provides financial information on projects, supports project management, controls monthly margins, controls the EAC (Estimate At Completion) change process, supports project planning, and ensures compliance with instructions.

accounting matters.

The Controller acts as a point of contact for all questions relating to his project portfolio and assists in the preparation of reports for the TK portfolio (turnkey).

He / she assesses and measures the financial impact of risks and opportunities, closely follows action plans and challenges the cash flow and gross margins of the project.

– Project calculations:
– Ensure that project calculations reflect the current status of the project, the TAC (Total Approved Cost / Total at Completion) approved and proposed in the Global FORE tool, by preparing EAC change requests.

– Enter and update project calculations in Global FORE and in the ERP
– Develop and update project budget and forecast figures in Global FORE
– Review and analyze project EAC cost for budget, forecast and actuals in Global FORE and ERP system
– Review and analyze variances between budget, forecast and actual numbers, comment on variances in monthly reports
– with particular attention to percent complete of sales, margin and free cash flow, risks and opportunities and contingencies
– Examine and analyze balance sheet items related to contracts to minimize the net assets used (inventory level, prepayments, accounts receivable, etc.) Project reports:
– Make sure the project team is aware of the financial situation
– Prepare and present the current state and alternative scenarios
– Get team members to achieve or improve their goals
– Prepare, update monthly reports and present them during project review meetings
– Contribute to discussions on risks and opportunities and monitor action plans Accounting :
– Responsible for customs and customer invoicing, VAT (value added tax), control of receivables and payments.

– Manage cash flow (i.e.

enter quantified project data into the Cash Planner)
– Ensure hedging activities in collaboration with treasury (if necessary) (ForeX Planner)
– Determine shipping instructions, prepare, obtain, distribute shipping documents and, if necessary, customs documents; ensure all relevant shipping activities (bill of lading, air waybills, packing list, customs invoices, etc.)
– Insurance cases (freight, maintenance, third parties, etc.)
– Coordinate the commercial affairs of internal partners, i.e.

check inter-company sales and purchases (interco matching)
– Provide input parameters for the bid approval process and support Blue Book bidding activities for variation orders
– Control of costs and direct hours
– Handwriting control man / hour
– Procurement / Engineering: Quantify the impact of change orders (profitability calculation), assess the impact on cost elements in the calculation (nomenclature and engineering hours)
– Maintain an appropriate level of contingency Within the project team:
– Keep the team up to date with the projects financial situation and potential risks and opportunities
– Create and maintain good inter-functional relationships
– Assist the project manager or the complaints manager in the preparation and negotiations of complaints REQUIRED PROFILE :
– DESS compatibility
– CPA certification, mandatory
– 5-10 years of experience
– Project accounting experience, an asset
– Fluent English, French an asset
– Software: SAP, Office Suite, Excel Power BI
– Note: The masculine is used to lighten the text, without prejudice to the feminine form