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Hamburg, DE

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Business Controller MES (m/f/d)

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and has the world’s widest portfolio and service network. We are leading the industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Systems are focusing on the latest and most efficient solutions, products and lifecycle services to support the vision for a safer, better, and more sustainable future for our customers. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?



We are now looking for a 


Business Controller MES (m/f/d)


to join our team.


In this role as Business Controller for MES you will maintain and adapt the reporting and business analysis tools to secure a comprehensive and effective cost controlling for the whole Business Line. Further you will consult and assist the Head of Finance by preparing and summarizing all kinds of business data analytics to generate economic transparency for the Management Team.

As Business Controller MES, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Perform and support monthly closing and reporting activities, actual, forecast and variance analysis
  • Ensure efficient and effective Capacity Cost Controlling is performed (cost center, assets, depreciation)
  • Perform pre-, actual- and post calculations for indirect rates and related variance analysis (hourly rates, overhead rates)
  • Drive optimization and simplification of current planning and controlling processes to reduce cycle times and manual reworks
  • Communicate and coordinate with external auditors and accompany pricing audits executed by the German Military Office or other government authorities
  • Production control for a local assembly and service location (SAP)
  • Preparing financial and management reports
  • Secure compliance of commercial matters to internal Policies, Regulations and Approval Matrix 
  • Support special projects


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:


  • You have a senior business economics degree or bachelor’s degree in business economics. 
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in Business or Company Control, preferably in an international industrial organization.
  • Solid experience with SAP (module CO), MS Office and preferably first experience with RPA software programming. 
  • Fluent in German and English
  • You are familiar with the business with government contracting authorities and the related pricing calculation methods (VOPR 30/53)
  • Be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, achieve results, decisiveness, and action orientation. You are independent and show initiative with an entrepreneurial spirit. 
  • You are customer oriented, enterprising, pragmatic, and enthusiastic.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn and grow along the business requirements 
  • Ability to work under time pressure and with tight deadlines


The location for the position is Hamburg, Germany. 


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? 


Last application date: 25/09/2022

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 Marine Systems supports customers with high quality products and lifecycle services related to the gas value chain, exhaust treatment, shaft line, underwater repair and electrical integrations. We are committed to providing the latest and most efficient solutions, in line with Wärtsilä’s vision for a safe and sustainable future for our customers, our communities and our planet. 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at