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Senior Project Controller

Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: R0026713
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Energy is seeking a Senior Project Financial Controller for its Montreal, QC location. Hiring manager is prioritizing skills and experience over physical location and will consider remote work. This position is open to support our business growth in North America. This role is responsible for supporting Senior Project Manager in all financial and commercial matters and actively drive the project's performance. Assigned to multiple large projects in our Power Grid Integration Group (HVDC and Power Quality Technology).


  • Reviews and takes joint responsibility with Project Manager on financial, commercial and tax aspects.

  • Ensures that tender calculation is done correctly, prepares cash-flow and exposure curve.

  •  Monitors and provides input to negotiations on contractual terms and conditions (clients, consortia, subcontractors, suppliers).

  • Participates and provides input in local risk review process.

  • Provides input to the Project Execution Plan on financial aspects.

  • Prepares project invoices, financial accounting, and reporting (including project site accounting). Drives project cash flow and oversees currency risk and tax issues. Is responsible for the correctness of project balance sheet and income statement as well as for cash flow and monthly/quarterly forecast.

  •  Participates in opportunity/risk identification, monitor that all required mitigation actions are timely implemented. Co-ordinates and prepares monthly project reviews jointly with the Project Manager.

  • Reviews and takes joint responsibility with the Project Manager for project cost reports including estimates to complete and project schedule. Co-ordinates and manages all hedging aspects related to foreign currency. Responsible for commercial consolidation if any sub entity with Hitachi Energy. Oversees the results and forecast as well as consolidate on a monthly basis. Will be able to explain the overall project to upper management as well as support other controllers with their work.

  • Promotes commercial awareness in the project team and provides commercial input to the project execution plan (such as T&Cs in supply management, claims, back-to-back conditions). Drives claim management, back-charges and insurance cases and monitors the proper follow up together with the Contract Manager/Project Manager upstream (towards customer), side-stream (towards consortia partner) as well as downstream (towards suppliers).

  • Supports the Project Manager in adherence to: corporate governance, integrity, assurance, internal control, group charter, country specific finance directives and instructions. Is responsible for adherence to: corporate governance, integrity, assurance, internal control, group charter, country specific finance directives and instructions.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting,

  • Finance or related field and 8+ years overall work experience with at least 5 years focused on project related business.

  • Experience with foreign currency management.

  • Experience managing multiple projects. Cross border experience preferable. Understanding of US GAAP/IFRS.  

  • EPC project experience.

  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and other Office programs. Preferable experience in SAP.

  • Bilingual French-English

  • Candidate must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in Canada

Only selected applicants will be contacted. 

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