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Primary Location: 

Canada - Dartmouth, CA

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Financial Controller

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.


Please note the preferred locations for this position: Halifax (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia or Vancouver (Richmond), British Columbia.



• Managing and controlling reporting, according to legal compliance and Wärtsilä Corporation accounting manual, guidelines and requirements. 

• Ensuring correctness of the company's financial situation, including for example Profit & Loss Statement, Balance sheet and Fixed Assets. 
• Accounting and closing activities on company level in SAP and HFM, leading in development and optimizing related processes, and supporting the businesses in financial processes. 
• Managing, collecting, and preparing financial information, reports and analyses to internal and external stakeholders and authorities, e.g. tax related reporting (direct, indirect, transfer pricing).
• Providing and presenting Financial Review material to the company Board of Directors Meeting.
• Contributing in external auditing, internal auditing and internal control reporting of the company. 
• Supporting and participating in development of Financial Statutory Accounting Services in cooperation with area organisation and in projects which require financial competence and support. 
• Leading and building competence in the local Financial Statutory Accounting Services team (if having a team reporting to him/her)


Other responsibilities:
• Responsible for local Sub-Group or/and Tax Group or/and branch reporting
• Reviewing and posting statutory local adjustments and preparing bridge calculations 
• Approving payment proposals and arranging needed documents to the banks (if needed)
• Requesting / Approving General Ledger accounts
• Approving some limited SAP access rights
• Delegation of Authority (DoA). Managing system authorisations, Power of Attorneys, Letter of Authorities e.g. for banks 
• Approving items (e.g. certain write-offs, based on company Delegation of Authority)
• Fixed Assets related co-ordination and monitoring
• Monitoring Balance Sheet General Ledger account balances and open items together with other account owners
• Reporting (mandatory ) financial statistics to local authorities
• Tax related calculations, postings, payments, reclaims, risk reporting, litigations
• Property related insurances and insurance claims together with Group Risk Management and Businesses.



• Excellent written and spoken English, second language is a plus

Information Management: 
• SAP and Microsoft Office
• Qlikview


Communication skills: 
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment within a diversified workforce
• Ability to supervise, direct, coach and work under pressure through effective communication 
• Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-business technical audience
• Adaptable and influencing communication style


Other skills: 
• Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously
• Ability to maintain confidentiality

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Master's Degree in Accounting or Finance
• CPA designation preferred


• 10 years of Financial Management experience


Other requirements:

Please note: Wartsila Canada is member the Government of Canada's Federal Contractors Program. prospective candidates will be required to successfully complete a background check and obtain Minimum Reliability Security Status.



Wärtsilä Canada values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Wartsila Canada is an equal opportunity employer under the Government of Canada's Federal Contractors Program.