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Helsinki, FI Poole, Dorset, GB

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Credit Controller

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 now looking for a Credit Controller to join our enthusiastic team in a permanent role. The successful candidate will be located in Poole, UK or Helsinki, Finland.


What you will be doing


Your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Monitoring Accounts Receivable while chasing debt via telephone and email for timely payments from Customers and reduction in debtor days
  • Reviewing Credit application and supporting documents, analyse financials and payment behaviour to perform Credit Worthiness assessment to set and maintain credit limits as per global process
  • Processing and generating reminder letters accordingly to the timeline
  • Registering and updating promised payments and disputes
  • Investigating and resolving queries relating to non-payment of invoices
  • Monitoring Customer ledger, reconciliations, and advice for clearing incoming payments
  • Periodic review with Sales for AR collection, Customer blocking, Bad debt, Disputes, and action plan follow up to meet set collection targets
  • Evaluating uncollectible accounts receivable and propose usage of External Collection agency and/or Legal measures, write off or escalations as necessary and reduce bad debts to minimum
  • Liaising and building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Internal Control steps and support on Audit tasks (internal and external) related to Credit Management


You will shine in this role if you have:


  • A demonstrable background within a credit control or financial environment
  • Previous exposure to CRM & SAP systems • Excellent Financial knowledge
  • Great communication skills: personable with a confident manner and a proven ability to build and promote effective working relationships
  • High attention to detail and a methodical approach to work tasks • IT literate with knowledge of MS Office
  • Fluency in the English language, both verbal and written. German, Chinese or Italian is a bonus.


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 that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. 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? We have an amazing team, and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.


Contact & next steps


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 29th September 2022, through submitting your application through our career’s portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Johanna Aromaa, Director, Business Control, Water & Waste 

All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland.


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. 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