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Geesthacht, DE

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Admin and Finance Specialist (m/f/d)

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 through innovation in technology and services 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 decarbonised and sustainable 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?


We are looking for a Admin and Finance Specialist (m/f/d) to join our team.


The job is within Admin and Finance of Wärtsilä Serck Como GmbH. The position is located in Geesthacht, Germany. 


What will you be doing


In this position, the main responsibilities are related to office administration and support as well as finance related tasks including support of controlling, accounting and tax responsibilities.


As Admin and Finance Specialist, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Responsible for office administration / support processes
  • Coordination with Human Resources / Supervising time recording & support local colleagues
  • with admin and organizational tasks
  • Manage and maintain office related contracts with external providers
  • Support local accounting processes
  • Contact for shared service centres
  • Take over invoice verification, approval and posting instructions
  • Correspondence with suppliers and external communication e.g. with authorities
  • Check payment list and follow up on overdue payments for outgoing and incoming payments
  • Support on monthly closing activities in SAP
  • Support and perform VAT and Intrastat reporting in Poland & Germany


As an ideal candidate you will have the following abilities & education:


  • Commercial education / apprenticeship plus minimum 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Experience in office administration and general accounting desirable
  • Good IT skills and familiarity with SAP and MS Office required
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to work under own initiative is required
  • Good communication skills in German and English – both written and oral
  • A desire to “make things happen”


Why you and us

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. 
We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for.


Are you eager to be part of this ambition?  


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 07.03.2023, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 
Please apply by 1st April 2023 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone


Last application date: 01/04/2023 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on