Site Finance Controller
, as described in the JD (see attachment).
The SFC Dresden/Berlin is in charge for the Reporting Unit AFD hosting:
Grid AC substation business for the destination
, dedicated export projects and Grid projects in the wind industry
Power electronics business Berlin
Volumes: ~ 150 M€ sales and ~200 employees (mostly engineers) in
Regional organisation and balancing unit
The SFC is supported by a team of management and project controllers (~15 HC).
Candidates should have deep skills and knowledge of project oriented business.
Depending on the skills and experience of the candidate the position can be double hatted with the regional tender controller position (as it is currently the case).
Job Title: "Site Financial Controller
210.348.220 Plant Controller" Job Family : Finance
Hierarchical reporting: VP Finance Region
Functional reporting: UMD
Mission: Plan, control and analyze the Unit’s financial results within prevailing legislation and Alstom guidelines and policies, with the objective to support decision making as far as Unit’s growth and profit targets are concerned.
1 "Financial Standards & Processes:
Define financial standards & processes at Unit level and implement those of Division/BU. Provide information to the Management Team for the financial control of the Unit."
2 "Financial Data:
Prepare, produce, analyse, coordinate, follow-up the Unit financial data, do the reporting and make recommendations in order to assist the Management Team in making decisions."
3 "Budget and Business Planning:
Analyse, prepare, advise, define with the Unit Mgt Team the Unit Budget and Business Plan and follow them up, in order to optimize the financial results of the Unit."
4 "Risk Management/ Internal Control:
Advise and execute the management of risks in order to protect the Unit from financial risk exposure whilst managing business opportunities.
Ensure proper monitoring of internal control."
5 "Fiscal, Legal Compliance:
Ensure compliance to fiscal and reporting legislation at Unit level in order to minimize any potential related liabilities."
6 "Cash & ROCE Management:
Ensure cash management in order to maximize the Unit’s cash contribution to ALSTOM.
Review of suppliers and customers payment terms, overdue process implementation, inventory monitoring.
Ensure ROCE optimization."
7 "Team Management:
Hire, train, motivate and evaluate the people in the Team in order to provide the Unit with the needed financial competencies and performance."
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
1 "Quality of cost control
Respect of BU / Division Standards & Processes Effectiveness of segregation of duty"
2 "Quality of information
Reactivity (when providing with data)"
3 "Reliability of data produced
Quality of analysis and advise
Actual vs. Budget"
4 "Risk and fraud exposure level
Action plan completion
Quality of advise and involvement of Mgt Team in internal Control improvement"
5 "Legal compliance
6 "Actual vs. budget
OWC days of sales
7 "People performance
Team spirit / climate
Annual appraisal and development plan follow-ups"
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB :
Education & Experience
University Degree in Finance / Business Management (Business School for example) 5 years of professional experience (including 2 years in a Management Position)
Knowledge / Domain Degree of Knowledge
English / Broad
Finance IT tools / Complex
Good general understanding of domestic process and national, international business implications / Complex
Good knowledge of all internal processes and procedures / Broad
Outside of the company
External audit / Explain / Convergent
Government bodies / Inform / Convergent
Inland Revenue / Inform / Convergent
Inside the company
UMD / Explain / Convergent
Unit Management Committee / Explain / Divergent
Corporate/Division/BU/ITR Country Finance Teams / Inform / Convergent
Internal Audit & Control / Explain / Convergent
Work situations that require creativity/problem solving :
Financial Standards, Data & Processes √
Budget and Business Planning √
Risk Management/ Internal Control √
Fiscal, Legal Compliance √
Cash & ROCE Management √
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