Share this Job
Primary Location: 

Finland - Vaasa, FI

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Accountant, Fixed Assets

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 handles asset accounting globally for all Wärtsilä companies. We are now looking for an Accountant, Fixed Assets. The position is a temporary position of 6 month and the position is located in Vaasa, Finland. 

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




WSSC Fixed Assets takes care of the fixed asset accounting for Wärtsilä companies globally. We are involved in the entire lifecycle of a fixed asset: we open the investment master data in the SAP system and maintain the master data and the accounting entries for the fixed assets throughout their life time. 

Fixed asset accounting includes for example opening fixed asset and investment order numbers, capitalizing of leased assets, making changes to fixed assets, posting depreciations, asset sales and asset disposals, as well as supporting businesses with fixed asset reporting. We also aim to develop and harmonize the fixed asset process throughout Wärtsilä.


Your main responsibilities will include: 

- Handling of the fixed asset register and asset accounting globally 
- Ensuring the proper entry of the lease contract data into SAP according to the global process, updating and maintaining settings of the contracts
- Performing fixed asset accounting bookkeeping, maintaining fixed assets master data and handling the period end closing tasks for assets
- Supporting end-users in fixed asset accounting and investment reporting related issues
- Developing and harmonizing fixed asset process and way of working to improve and optimize fixed asset activities in Wärtsilä
- General ledger postings and period end closing adjustments, for Wärtsilä companies all around the world
- Monitoring that global SAP automated closing jobs (Smartclose) are proceeding according to timetable and without errors
- Monitor General ledger account balances and clearings



- Financial education – M.Sc or B.Sc in Financial Accounting
- Good understanding of fixed asset accounting and other areas in financial accounting
- Work experience from Financial Accounting, reporting and closing tasks
- Good understanding of financial accounting processes and reporting
- Willing to develop further the fixed asset accounting process and participate in automation and optimizing tasks
- Work experience from shared service center or other global accounting services is an advantage
- IFRS16 knowledge
- Knowledge and experience of SAP FI and CO module
- Advanced IT skills (e.g. Office tools) 
- Fluency in English. Other languages are an advantage
- Pro-active attitude, self-going, fast learner and good team-worker
- Systematic and organised way of working, paying attention to details
- Good customer service and communication skills


Please apply by 12th July, 2020. 

Contact person to give further information:     
Annika Södergård 
Manager WSSC Period End Closing Services
+358 50 5923780 


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