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Primary Location: 

Vaasa, FI

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Other

Accountant, Period End Closing

Wärtsilä Shared Service Center (WSSC) supports the Wärtsilä companies in financial accounting and other operational tasks and acts as a gatekeeper to ensure compliance. WSSC is striving for harmonized one global Wärtsilä way of working worldwide with high quality, timely, effective and efficient processes. WSSC is sharing best practices and knowledge with focus on continuous development and operational excellence.


WSSC Period End Closing Services’ main focus areas are general ledger accounting and closing tasks. We are now looking for an Accountant to our team for a temporary position, 15 months. Position will be located in Vaasa, Finland. 


We offer you the opportunity to work in an international and energetic environment, with good development possibilities! 


- General ledger postings and period end closing adjustments, for Wärtsilä companies all around the world
- Monitoring that global SAP automated closing jobs (Runbook) are proceeding according to timetable and without errors
- Monitor General ledger account balances and clearings
- Posting of bad debt provisions and monitoring of provisions for overdue receivables
- Intrastat and VAT reporting
- HFM reporting
- Participate in monitoring and implementation of best practices and harmonized way of working 
- Assisting end-users in general ledger postings and period end closing tasks in SAP
- Creating and updating instructions and training material
- Understanding and monitoring RPA robotics software processes in general ledger and period end closing


- B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Financial Accounting 
- Work experience from Financial Accounting is seen as an advantage
- Good understanding of financial accounting processes and reporting 
- Basic understanding of IFRS and VAT tax, CIT process and awareness of differences between IFRS and local accounting rules 
- Interest in developing and automating financial processes 
- Pro-active, self-driven, fast learner and good team-worker 
- Customer service skills 
- Knowledge and experience of SAP FI and CO module is seen as an advantage
- Fluency in English. Other languages are seen as an advantage 
- Advanced IT skills (e.g. Office tools) are seen as an advantage 
- Work experience from shared service center or other global accounting services is seen as an advantage


Please apply by 28th January, 2019.


Contact person to give further information:
Annika Södergård 
Manager, Period End Closing
tel.+358 50 5923780


Last application date: 28/01/2019


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Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at

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