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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Assistant Controller/Controller, Financial Business Support

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?


We are looking for an Assistant Controller/Controller to join the Wärtsilä Energy Business, Finance & Control department. Position is permanent and located in Vaasa, Finland. Beginning of the employment would start as soon as possible but in any case within August 2021.
What will you be doing:
Assistant Controller/Controller, Financial Business Support is accountable for internal FX hedging, receivables and incoming cash flow related reporting as well as providing financial business support to other departments within the organization. We are looking for an innovative expert who is able to develop our reporting and FX hedging related operations.

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

  • MSc in Finance, Economics or Business Administration (or equivalent) with a solid financial working experience in global setting 
  • Knowledge and experience from most of the following: SAP, Excel, treasury function, financial accounting, FX hedging, internal reporting and controlling  
  • Good influencing and negotiation skills with ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing 
  • Development oriented working approach to ensure continuous development of operative controlling 
  • Good literacy and communication skills. Able to express complex matters in fast, clear and understandable way in writing. Interest and ability to communicate clearly and consistently 
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills. Positive attitude and pro-active thinking, initiative taking, self-going, fast learner and flexible approach 
  • Good command in English language. Knowledge on Robotic Process Automation as well as other language skills are seen as advantages.

Why you and us:
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? We have an amazing team, and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. 


Contact & next steps: 
Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 08/08/2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal. 


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified?

Please reach out to Anna-Kristiina Ylitalo General Manager, Trade Finance & Export Documentation through email anna-kristiina.ylitalo@wartsila.com or phone +358 40 8473502 with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).  
Please apply by 08/08/2021 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone. 


Last application date: 08/08/2021

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland.

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