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Rubbestadneset, NO Moss, NO Asker, NO

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Senior Accountant

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?


Would you like to be a part of our team?


We are currently looking for an experienced senior accountant/controller to join our FSAS (Financial Statutory Accounting Services) team in Norway. As an employee in Wärtsilä you will be a part of a constantly changing organization requiring us to always be on top of the challenges. Our aim is to build a world class FSAS team and we need your help. The location will be preferably in Rubbestadneset (Bømlo), but for the ideal candidate Asker and Moss can also be an option.  The position will be reporting to Financial Controller in the FSAS team in Norway located in Rubbestadneset



As an Accountant your work will focus on these main responsibilities:

  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Responsible to build up a bullet proof payroll reconciliation and help implement a new salary system
  • Responsible for tax declaration and customs
  • Work closely and support the businesses
  • Assist in Withholding tax and foreign VAT issues



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

  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or similar
  • Experience from an international company
  • Knowledge and experience from accounting in line with NGAAP and IFRS
  • Experienced in financial reporting
  • Knowledge of regulations related to customs and VAT
  • SAP experience is an advantage


You will shine in this role if you have:

  • Good team working skills, positive attitude and pro-active thinking
  • Initiator, having a flexible approach
  • Fluent in both English and Norwegian
  • Strong analytical skills and proactive thinking



Why you and us 

We offer a unique oppertunity to contribute building a world class FSAS team in an international listed company. An interesting and developing position, both professionally and personally. Working with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. Competitive terms and conditions. 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? 




Contact & next steps 

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 25/07/2021, through submitting your application through our careers 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 Ulrikke Iversen Hetland (Financial Controller, FSAS Norway) E-mail ulrikke.hetland@wartsila.com, Phone +47 91701807 with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).  


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 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com