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Houston, US

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Business Controller AMER, Energy

Business Controller AMER - Energy Region North and Energy Storage Region North


We are looking for a Business Controller for Wartsila’s Americas Region – Energy Region North and Energy Storage Region North. The preferred locations for this position are the Greater Houston TX area and the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area, however remote option may be considered.


What will you be doing

As a Business Controller, you will be a business and commercial-minded consultant-like partner. You will partner up with other functions outside of Finance, especially Sales and Operations, e.g. Regional Operation Manager, Business Development Managers, and Project Controllers. You must be proactive, externally-focused and future-oriented, utilizing strong networking and influencing skills. You will build business plans and identify opportunities and risks. The Business Controller is a fact-based challenger who defines ways to measure and report on financial and operational key indicators to grow the top line, improve results and strengthens the cash flow. The Business Controller is a Member of EB Region Management Teams, participating in implementing Wärtsilä’ strategy and action plans, as well as the overall development of the respective business in the EB Regions. The Business Controller translates results, figures and trends into understandable language, strengthens the internal cooperation and brings controlling closer to the business. Business Controller is responsible for developing and maintaining close cooperation and communication with FSAS, WSSC, COGG and other stakeholders.


As Business Controller you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Ensure reliable and high-quality financial information is in place necessary to steer and develop the growth and development of the Energy Business Regions; partner with key stakeholders to enable informative decisions that will maximize business results.
  • Ensure development of business analytics and intelligence to drive data driven decision making and those analytics are used to benefit Energy Business.
  • Based on financial business information, proactively analyse business opportunities and make proposals for business development.
  • Hold business accountable for delivering business results and acting in the best interests of Wärtsilä.
  • Lead financial planning, forecasting, reporting, monthly closing and other finance related activities, which will guide area management towards achieving sustained profitability, in compliance with Corporate guidelines (corporate manual, accounting manual, directives etc) and IFRS/IAS.
  • Ensure that the Wärtsilä global initiatives, processes and tools are implemented within own responsibility area.
  • As a member of the management teams, participate in defining the strategies and action plans as well as the overall development of the respective Energy Business Regions.
  • Drive a cultural change into learn fast / scale fast approach, as well as strong focus on cross team cooperation.
  • Based on financial business information proactively analyses business opportunities and make proposals for business development.
  • Build a network with decision makers and influencers.
  • Alerts, recommendations and simulations / insights.
  • Market screening and involvement in possible acquisitions.
  • Training/coaching EB Regions' teams on relevant processes and financial awareness.
  • Act as a business partner for Sales & Sales Support to ensure profitable growth and customer satisfaction, providing financial expertise and know-how and participating in structuring deals.
  • Act as a business partner for operations to maximise profitability, advising on business specific changes, opportunity and risks.
  • Lead and coordinate forecasting process and KPIs definition.
  • Based on financial business information proactively analyses business opportunities and make proposals for business development.


We trust that you have an appropriate financial degree combined with a solid track record of demanding responsibilities in a global business setting. You certainly also have the motivation and drive to develop the profitable growth in the Area.


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

  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills. You never lose the big picture from your thinking.
  • Experience and excellent understanding of life-cycle business.
  • Ability to steer the business through advanced financial planning, forecasting and business analysis.
  • Good understanding of Wärtsilä and Wärtsilä' customers' business.
  • The ability to drives Wärtsilä Purpose and demonstrate Wärtsilä values.


In addition, the ideal candidate:

  • Is curious and courageous: you are able to take smart risks and make tough decisions when needed.
  • Is adaptable and embracing change: you are able to operate and interact in many different environments and contexts.
  • Is visionary and empowering: you have a vision of the future, thinking about what could be instead of what has been.
  • Coaches and continuously developing: you are a role model for continuous development and eager to support others in reaching their goals.
  • Networks and builds relationships: you build bridges and create networks, you utilize the knowledge and expertise of others.
  • Lives One Wärtsilä in all your actions.
  • Is a recognised and respected leader with great ability to build high performing teams based on trust.
  • Inspires people to take action towards the future goals.
  • Has a business and goal-oriented mind-set.
  • Drives results with excellent planning and execution skills.
  • Has solid presentation and communication skills.


Why you and us

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. 


If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online:


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 


Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace, in communities, and in the nation as a whole. The spread of COVID when working in customer facilities and project sites can lead to costly site shutdowns, for which Wärtsilä could be deemed financially responsible. Many local government authorities require proof of vaccination to enter the state or country, and many of our customers require proof of vaccination to be on a project site. In line with legal regulations Wärtsilä has implemented a COVID-19 policy on vaccination and testing to reduce the risk of transmission on Wärtsilä premises. Wärtsilä strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated to protect themselves and other employees.


Last application date: 11/11/2022

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 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


Nearest Major Market: Houston