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Primary Location: 

Finland - Vaasa, FI

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Accountant, Accounts Payable

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


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.


Wärtsilä Shared Service Center (WSSC) is now looking for an energetic and customer-oriented Accountant to strengthen the Accounts Payable team.


The position is temporary for one year and it is located in Vaasa, Finland. 


- Validating that the incoming purchase invoices fulfil the essential quality requirements and follow the country-specific legal standards
- Handling of purchase invoices by choosing the correct G/L accounts and correct VAT, or booking them against the correct purchase orders and items 
- Developing the Accounts Payable process 
- Monitoring of the overall invoice flow and the accounts payable ledger
- Supporting the purchase invoice approvers in invoice handling and answering questions from our suppliers and internal customers
- Handling of month-end closing related tasks, such as accruals
- Continuously improving the process within own responsibility area
- Give input to robotic process automation (RPA)
- Other tasks related to monitoring and quality control 



- You have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Economics 
- Systematic and organized way of working 

- Self driven and development oriented attitude

- Good knowledge of English and Finnish or Swedish; other language skills considered as an advantage.

- Good knowledge of VAT and other tax regulations

- Knowledge of the finance module in SAP and the purchase-to-pay process

- Positive attitude and proactive thinking, interest in process optimization

- Good communication skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

- Flexibility and good team working skills, ability to coordinate work within team     


Please apply by 28th of October, 2020. Apply through Wärtsilä Careers. The position will be filled as soon as we find the suitable candidate.


Contact person to give further information:    
Timo Hämäläinen, 
Manager, Accounts Payable
email: timo.hamalainen@wartsila.com 

This is Wärtsilä

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 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 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 www.wartsila.com