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Primary Location: 

Germany - Geesthacht, DE

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Other

Business and Company Controller (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 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’s Water and Waste Business Unit, a one-stop-shop for water and waste treatment and fresh water generation solutions in the marine industry is now looking for a


Business & Company Controller (m/f/d)


to lead the finance and business control activities of our fresh water generation and aftersales businesses as well as to act as a company controller for Wärtsilä Serck Como GmbH.  


The position will report to Director, Business Control, Water and Waste, and will play a key role in driving the businesses towards high performance and reaching the business targets. The successful candidate will preferably be located in the Hamburg area, but other locations will be considered too.


What are your main tasks and responsibilities:


  • As the co-pilot to Director, Business Control and the business leaders, you lead, manage and develop the fresh water and aftersales businesses to reach the business targets
  • Act as the company controller for the legal entity in Germany ensuring compliance with corporate guidelines and local regulation
  • Ensure reliable and high-quality financial information is in place to develop and grow the businesses
  • Based on financial information, proactively analyze business opportunities and make proposals for business development
  • Hold businesses accountable for delivering business results
  • Financial planning, forecasting, reporting, monthly closing and other finance related activities


As an ideal candidate you will have the following qualifications:


  • Minimum of 7-10 years experience in high quality business and financial control and ability to steer the business through advances business analysis, financial planning and forecasting
  • Knowledge of IFRS/IAS/HGB and German statutory accounting and reporting requirements
  • Professional knowledge of financial tools (SAP, HFM, QlikView), procedurea and guidelines used in Wärtsilä
  • Experience of financial reporting systems with the ability to navigate multible systems to source data and verify data accuracy
  • Strategic, long-term approach coupled with monthly and quarterly focus in reporting and business analysis
  • Strong team player mindset, proactive and solution orientation
  • Fluent English and German language skills (both written and spoken) are essential
  • M.Sc., Economics or similar education


Location: Geesthacht


What we offer you:


We offer you an interesting responsibility within an international working environment, in an ambitious and growth oriented organization. You will have the opportunity to further develop your competences and shape the future with Water & Waste.


If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment, we look forward to receiving your application together with a Curriculum Vitae.


Last application date: 13/12/2020

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 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