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Primary Location: 

Puerto Rico - Carolina, PR

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Other

Financial Controller

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 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.


We are looking for a dynamic high performer to join our fast-paced and exciting Financial Statutory Accounting Team. We are a SMART technology company that empowers our people to collaborate and shape our markets so that we can have a sustainable impact on society.



We are a SMART Technology company that empowers our people to collaborate and shape our business so that we can have a sustainable impact on society.

We have an AWESOME & TALENTED team that is GROWING the business.

As an OEM we work at our customer installations and in our own facilities on complex & potentially dangerous rotating machinery, so SAFETY & HEALTH of our people and QUALITY of our work are extremely important to us and our customers.


You will be part of a highly skilled and motivated team of professionals who are able to independently work and take decisions under pressure in combination with analytical/critical thinking and excellent knowledge.

We are looking for safety & quality-minded, dynamic, flexible, and detail-oriented high performer to join our fast-paced and exciting Services Team. We are a SMART technology company that empowers our people to collaborate and shape our markets, so that we can have a sustainable impact on society.


Main responsibilities

  • Managing and controlling reporting, according to legal compliance and Wärtsilä Corporation accounting manual, guidelines and requirements.
  • Ensuring correctness of the company’s financial situation, including for example Profit & Loss Statement, Balance sheet and Fixed Assets.
  • Accounting and closing activities on company level in SAP and HFM, leading in the development and optimizing related processes, and supporting the businesses in financial processes.
  • Managing, collecting, and preparing financial information, reports and analyses to internal and external stakeholders and authorities, e.g. tax-related reporting (direct, indirect, transfer pricing).
  • Providing and presenting Financial Review material to the company Board of Directors Meeting.
  • Contributing in external auditing, internal auditing and internal control reporting of the company.
  • Supporting and participating in the development of Financial Statutory Accounting Services in cooperation with an area organisation and in projects which require financial competence and support.
  • Leading and building competence in the local Financial Statutory Accounting Services team (if having a team reporting to him/her)


Other responsibilities:

  • Responsible for local Sub-Group or/and Tax Group or/and branch reporting
  • Reviewing and posting statutory local adjustments and preparing bridge calculations
  • Approving payment proposals and arranging needed documents to the banks (if needed)
  • Requesting / Approving General Ledger accounts
  • Approving some limited SAP access rights
  • Delegation of Authority (DoA). Managing system authorisations, Power of Attorneys, Letter of Authorities e.g. for banks
  • Approving items (e.g. certain write-offs, based on company Delegation of Authority)
  • Fixed Assets related to coordination and monitoring
  • Monitoring Balance Sheet General Ledger account balances and open items together with other account owners
  • Reporting (mandatory ) financial statistics to local authorities
  • Tax-related calculations, postings, payments, reclaims, risk reporting, litigations
  • Property related insurances and insurance claims together with Group Risk Management and Businesses.



Desired Skills:


  • Excellent written and spoken English, second language is a plus


Information Management:

  • SAP and Microsoft Office
  • HFM
  • Qlikview


Communication skills:

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment within a diversified workforce
  • Ability to supervise, direct, coach, and work under pressure through effective communication
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts to a non-business technical audience
  • Adaptable and influencing communication style


Other skills:

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA designation preferred



10 years of Financial Management experience

Residence and working visa in US/Puerto Rico is a must. No visa’s, immigration or relocation support will be provided.



We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.

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