R&D Project Controller

Rochester, New York

Type: Direct-Hire

Category: Accounting & Finance

Job ID: 148028

Date Posted: 03/29/2020

This is a permanent, full time, direct hire job opportunity in West Henrietta, NY (Rochester, NY) offering W2 annual salary with full benefits and relocation assistance if you are a non local candidate within USA

Please send me your details directly to: denis.potapenko@systemone.com for an immediate consideration.


R&D Project Controller

Job Duties:

The R&D Project Controller’s primary focus will be to provide proactive, predictable financial management and reporting to R&D project teams, Executive management and central finance. Identifying opportunities and mitigating risks to meet surpass project cash flow goals are major components of this role. This role provides heavy assistance in the financial development of innovations at various stages, including recurring regional project reviews and regular corporate reviews. The Project Controller will be assigned as a member on several R&D/Program teams and will be responsible for financial oversight of R&D projects, including project accounting and reporting in accordance with our company guidelines. The Project Controller will work with the project teams and site management to ensure planning, consistency and cost follow-up.


- Maintain the company’s cash forecast for the assigned R&D projects

- For those projects which have a customer-funded component, manage the controlling and financial reporting of assigned projects in accordance with internal control rules (billing, revenue recognition, estimation of costs to complete)

- Prepare and lead periodical project reviews and the periodical project financial presentation with all relevant financial analysis (forecast cash flow, cost to complete, revenue gross margin)

- Control and have at all times full knowledge of all financial movements within the project scope, ensuring they are correctly and accurately reported

- Ensure that Work package commitments (Quality, Costs, Delay : QCD) are properly backed-up/documented and monitored on a monthly basis

R&D Return on Investment / Business Case

- Liaison with Alstom Technology (Corporate) on all R&D projects, including costs incurred, billings and ownership of intellectual property developed.

- Partner with engineers to prepare initial financial forecasts on early-stage innovation projects, leading potentially to corporate presentation;

- Linking results with regional budget and three-year plan process

- Anticipate and communicate, as soon as possible, any variance in estimate at completion or change in project revenue or cash forecast

- Alignment with commercial opportunities and end-use, including schedule requirements

- Align with North America Finance FP&A to ensure near-term forecast expectations are reflective of R&D activity


Skills, Experience, Education:

- BS Degree in Business Administration; Accounting; Economics- Experience working for manufacturing companies

- Relevant project experience, including long and complex project control


Please send me your details directly to: denis.potapenko@systemone.com for an immediate consideration.