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Primary Location: 

Shanghai, CN

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Tax Controller

Main responsibilities:

  • Support Company and Business to develop and implement tax strategies.
  • Tax compliance: conduct tax health check to identify the potential tax exposures, ensure that the finance and business model/treatment are in compliance with the relevant tax laws and regulations. Provide related info session/training to stakeholders.
  • Lead transfer pricing documentation preparation and work closely with HQ and different business lines to ensure no TP risk.
  • Tax planning and saving: propose tax planning/saving project to optimize new project and business operation, coordinate with other departments to implement these planning/saving project.
  • Tax analysis and advice: provide tax analysis/advices to support business, streamline business operations.
  • Proactively support Wartsila HQ tax department and global business lines.
  • Build up good relationship with local tax authority;
  • Manage/coordinate and negotiate the local tax audits; Deal with ad-hoc queries from local authorities.
  • Review of financial data and related tax reporting and forecasting
  • Analyse financial data and identify improvement opportunities for taxation matter
  • Support management by supplying financial information for steering and developing the taxation issue in China, provide related improvement suggestions, and identify risks and opportunities
  • Establish, develop, optimise processes and capabilities, looking to replace manual work by automation
  • Harmonise and optimise ways of working and participate in the development of the tax management in the different Wartsila entities in China


Requirements and Skills:

  • Strong understanding of tax regulations/policies and accounting theory
  • 5-8 years relevant experience in MNC, preferably as Tax Officer.
  • Strong business understanding combined with a few years of Wärtsilä or related business experience. An established internal network of contacts in Wartsila is considered an advantage
  • Strong personal drive, initiative, pro-activity
  • Development orientation and continuous improvement focus
  • Analytical and structural skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Highly skilled in use of tools such as SAP, HFM, QlikView and excel
  • Deliver top-quality work according to deadlines and high-level expectations
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Proficient with Office software and tax system; SAP knowledge is a plus.



Last application date: 31/08/2019


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 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at

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