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Primary Location: 

United Kingdom - Poole, FI

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Other

Business Controller, Water and Waste Processing

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem. With the world’s widest portfolio and service network, we – Wärtsilians - deliver efficient, safe and sustainable integrated products and solutions to enhance the business of our customers. The opportunities presented through digitalisation and new technologies are offering a new era of shipping.


Wärtsilä’s Water and Waste business line (WAW) supplies the customer advanced waste management solutions to secure maximized energy efficiency and minimised discharge impact. Additionally, WAW is the market leader in fresh water generation systems for cruise vessels.


Having recently transitioned into the Portfolio business unit, Water and Waste are looking for a Business Controller on a Fixed Term Contract of up to 12 months to support the business through a period of change. Reporting into the Director, Business Control Water & Waste, the successful candidate will be based from our office Poole, UK. 



What are your main tasks and responsibilities?


  • As the co-pilot to the Director Business Control Water & Waste, you will lead, manage and develop the Water & Waste business to reach short-term business targets
  • Ensure reliable and high-quality financial information is in place necessary to steer and develop the growth and development of the business
  • Based on financial business information, proactively analyse business opportunities and make proposals for business development, e.g. investments, divestments, partnerships or mergers and acquisitions
  • 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 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 area of responsibility
  • As a member of the Water & Waste Processing management team, participate in defining the strategies and action plans as well as the overall development of the business


What do we expect from you?


To be successful in this role you benefit from:


  • Proven experience of operating at a senior level and supporting businesses through a period of change
  • Ability to steer the business through advanced financial planning, forecasting and business analysis
  • Professional knowledge of the financial tools, procedures and guidelines
  • Extensive knowledge of most of the following: corporate governance, forecasting, profitability analysis, credit management, IFRS, internal controls
  • Experience of financial reporting systems with the ability to navigate multiple systems to source data and verify data accuracy
  • Excellent influencing, communication and negotiation skills
  • Strategic, long-term approach coupled with monthly and quarterly focus in reporting and business analysis
  • Strong team player mindset and solution orientation
  • Leadership skills and ability to develop others’ potential, set targets, coach, give feedback and build a strong team
  • M.Sc., Economics or similar education
  • Proven experience of relevant business controlling positions in a global and complex business setting


What we offer you


All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation.


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



Last application date: 8th April 2020


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 www.wartsila.com


Please be aware that due to the current COVID-19 situation, our application and interview process may take a bit longer than usual. We will be in touch as soon as possible to update you on the status of your application.