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Primary Location: 

USA - Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Chief Accountant


Vacancies in Wartsila North America, Inc.

1 Position:
Reporting to: Finance and Accounting
Preferred Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida or Houston, Texas

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

Wärtsilä in Brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.


Financial Statutory Accounting operations and performance related to local finance processes, financial information and external financial statutory reporting.

High standard financial company reporting according to Wärtsilä Group Directives and Policies, as well as local accounting requirements
• Accounting and closing activities on company level in SAP and HFM, participating in development and optimizing related processes, and supporting the businesses in financial processes.
• Collecting and preparing financial information, reports and analyses to internal and external stakeholders and authorities.
• Contributing in external auditing, internal auditing and internal control reporting of the company.
• Special G/L postings e.g. related to year-end
• Resolving G/L related discrepancies and resolving accounting related challenges
• Assisting & training others (Accountants, FAS, local employees) with G/L & tax postings
-      Analysing financial information
• Approving payment proposals and arranging needed documents to the banks (if needed)
• Monitoring Balance Sheet General Ledger account balances and open items together with other account owners
• Reporting (mandatory) financial statistics to local authorities

• Develop local processes and tools - lead the SAP and process development projects linked to FSAS

  • USA Direct and indirect tax compliance, including deferred tax calculations and postings
  • 10+ years in financial accounting managment role of similar capacity
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting and/or Fincance, Tax Speciality is a plus


Information Management:

SAP and Microsoft Office




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

Adaptable and influencing communication style


Other skills:

Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously

Ability to maintain confidentiality


Professional Skills

  • Accounting concepts / GAAP / IFRS
  • Tax and Regulatory Compliance
  • ERP systems and file hierarchy concepts
  • Cost Accounting concepts
  • Time management
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Critical Thinking / Analytical Reasoning
  • Financial Analysis
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Self-Starter / self-managed
  • Detail oriented


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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami