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Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Job ID: 50021625.6HRSTS
Date Posted: Jan 27, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Job description
HITACHI RAIL is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Project Controller who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Boston, MA.
Who We Are
Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.
This Senior Project Controller position will work with a fellow Senior Project Controller and will report directly to the Manager of Project Control and Bid Support. The resource for this position will work collaboratively with the manager of the department to control the financial results of a specific long-term construction project in the Boston, Massachusetts market
Project level responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Compliance to long-term contracts governed by Federal Acquisition Regulations and other terms due to federally funded contracts
  • In conjunction with Project Team, develop the Work Breakdown Structure and Budgets for the project
  • Work with Work Package Leaders (WPL) to develop accurate cost to complete estimates and percent complete evaluations on a recurring basis
  • Track, monitor and report planned budgets/forecast vs. actual spend using project controlling tools (SAP, PCS and Primavera). Provide variance explanations and possible recovery plan actions
  • Work with Project Planner to review latest schedule and quarterly report the Earned Value
  • Monthly reporting of project results
  • Assist with the preparation, processing and tracking of contract Change Orders
  • Work with the project manager to assist with the preparation and tracking of potential claims for additional work
  • Track internal and external invoicing and reconciliation of cash receipts and retention.
  • Understand and report on the cash flow position of the project
  • Work with global controllers for Intracompany projects
  • Track subcontractor invoicing, payments and reconciliations
  • Review and approve Purchase Order Requisitions in alignment with budget and track P.O.s in PCS
  • Prepare quarterly forecasts and annual budget and reporting of the key performance indicators for the project
  • Monitor the financial "health" of the project and raise the "red flag" when a negative impact or condition arises
Required Skills/ Knowledge:
  • Plus 5 years in a financial analyst or other similar role working in a project environment on federally funded projects
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Understanding of general financial processes
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Driven and engaged with a proactive approach
  • Strong communication skills demonstrating the ability to cooperate with different global teams across multiple levels of the organization
  • Ability to be engage and resolve everyday business challenges with a financial perspective
  • Ability to enhance process knowledge and adapt to ever changing objectives and priorities
  • Personally driven and accountable; one who works well in a structured and recurring way; committed to high quality and demonstrate continuous improvement over time
  • Well experienced in the use of Microsoft Excel
Desired Skills/ Knowledge:
Experience with SAP or another ERP system preferred.
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Languages: English Proficiency
Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi
It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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