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Primary Location: 

Finland - Vaasa, FI

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Summer Power- Financial Services

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. In 2018, our net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees and operations in over 200 locations, in more than 80 countries. This summer we are hiring 500 students from all technical and business fields to work with us in different positions, most of which are located in Vaasa. Other possible locations are Helsinki and Turku. 


We enable sustainable societies with smart technology. Join us this summer!


Most of our positions under the Summer Power -Financial Services are for the Wärtsilä Shared Service Center located in Vaasa.  


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.


As a global company, Wärtsilä also offers other finance related positions for the summer. These possibilities, such as in Trade Finance or Business Control, are also included in this category.



As a summer trainee, your main task is to support your team with daily tasks and perform work in your area of responsibility according to instructions, tools and required standards. More specific tasks will be determined by your field of study, interest and the function you are chosen for.  


In the Summer Power campaign, we have trainee possibilities for instance in the following functions:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Invoicing
  • Travel Expenses
  • Payments and Accounts Receivable
  • Period End Closing
  • Fixed Assets Accounting
  • Admin billing
  • Intra-Group Matching
  • Master Data
  • Financial Statutory Accounting



We are looking for motivated and detail-oriented students with a “can-do” attitude. We value team players and the ability to cooperate in a multicultural environment.


As an ideal candidate you have

  • On-going studies in a relevant field (Economics, Financial Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent)
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Good IT skills (including MS Office programs)
  • Good communication skills
  • Pro-active, systematic and organised way of working
  • Good customer service skills


Some of the positions may have Finnish or Swedish as language requirements, so please remember to mention your language skills and proficiency levels in your CV.


Seen as a benefit:

  • Experience with SAP, Microsoft Access or PowerBI
  • Interest in developing and automating financial processes
  • Experience in shared services operations
  • Additional language skills
  • Knowledge of VAT and other tax regulations


We offer:

  • An opportunity to be involved in providing centralized services in a unique global scope
  • Opportunities for career development
  • A truly international working environment
  • Team-centric work with independent focus areas
  • The opportunity to compete in our annual Summer Innovation Challenge


Please apply by 28th February 2020.


Attach your CV and application letter when applying through the system. You can also include a link to your video CV. In the application letter, tell us what kind of opportunities you are interested in, what motivates you and why you would make a great Wärtsilian. Remember to mention relevant knowledge and skills that you can already offer as an employee.


Contact person to give further information:

Please check the Q&A on our Careers site to find answers to your questions. 

Further information & questions on summer jobs via email summerpower@wartsila.com.


When selecting students for summer jobs, only applications sent through our recruitment system will be considered. Please note that the summer job positions are for students only and there is no relocation costs and/or immigration support available for these positions.


Last application date: 28/02/2020


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 2018, 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