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Vaasa, FI Rubbestadneset, NO Helsinki, FI Hamburg, DE Turku, FI

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Business Controller, Project Services

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable
societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


We are looking for a Business Controller to Business Unit, Project Services. You will report to Director, Business Control, Project Services. The preferred location for this permanent position is in Finland but other Wärtsilä locations eg. in Germany, Norway and Netherlands will be considered. 

Project Services in Marine Power organization is a Business Unit with profit & loss responsibility for new-build and retrofit Marine business. You will be a key member of a team focused on profitable growth of our projects business. We are responsible for both new-build and retrofit projects, focused on improved efficiency and decarbonisation of our customers assets; all in alignment with our Smart Marine Strategy.

As a Business Controller your main responsibilities and requirements will be as follows:

Main responsibilities:


  • Responsible for on-time, reliable, high quality business management reporting and analysis in compliance with Corporate and divisional guidelines.
  • Participate in the forecasting process in Project Services.
  • Ship Electrical Solutions Business control support 
  • Follow up the realisation of targets set forward in long range plans, budgets and estimates of the function
  • Support, highlight and monitor corrective actions within Project Services functions on deviations.
  • Model and maintain meaningful overviews, insights, reports and analysis on how our business is performing today and in the future.
  • Ensure follow up of strategic and tactical targets and programmes.
  • Support the organisation in taking the next steps into becoming more data driven and creating value. 
  • Set up, manage and develop Project Services business reporting structures, reporting processes and tools that are supporting and responding to the business need.
  • Provide ad hoc reports and business analysis to stakeholders
  • Ensure harmonized and common approach on reporting content and processes.
  • Based on financial business information, proactively analyse business opportunities and make proposals for business development.
  • Actively participate in developing the Project Services level controlling issues as well as developing and maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Willingness to go the extra mile to ensure success of the business

Main requirements

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Economics
  • Deep financial knowledge
  • Strong business understanding 
  • You like to get things done with a proactive attitude.
  • Proactive, highly dynamic person with a strong personal drive
  • Ability to see and explain complex issues in a simple way
  • Forward thinker who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo 
  • Goal focused with analytical mind set
  • Problem solving and decisions making capability
  • Ability to work efficiently across teams and functions
  • Excellent communication skills

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 a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. 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 a job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 7th of October 2022, through submitting your application via 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:  Thommy Källberg,  Director Business Control, Phone +358 505915424

Last application date: 07/10/2022
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.

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.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our broad portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers to be successful. Our offering includes performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at