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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Research & Development

Financial Controller

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?


Take your next step at Wärtsilä with a team of financial experts, developing next level of R&D and Engineering Business Controlling activities to enable sustainable shipping and power generation. Wärtsilä Marine Power, RDE, Business & Project Control is now looking for a Financial Controller to join our Team in Vaasa. In this role you will be responsible of supporting RDE functions with financial planning, controlling, and executing & developing business controlling activities for R&D and Engineering organisation.

Join our team of talented professionals in Business Control Team by applying now!

Location for this permanent position is Vaasa, Finland.


What we offer

  • Possibility to work in an organisation applying industry best practises in daily way of working
  • Being part of a team defining the future of R&D and Engineering way of working 
  • Possibility to work in the state-of-the art R&D environment in the new Sustainable Technology Hub Wartsila (


Main responsibilities

  • Support RDE line or platform areas with the financial planning, follow-up and participate in relevant meetings.
  • Perform and develop the RDE business controlling activities.
  • Participate to the RDE monthly and quarterly closing activities.
  • Controlling and coordination tasks related to subsidy projects: 
    • Coordination of external funding related activities with internal stakeholders and funding agencies
    • Monthly subsidy accruals and clearing of received grants and receivables 
    • Arrange and facilitate audits
    • Cost reporting to the funding agencies. 
  • Maintain RDE cost objects and release tables
  • Participate in FICO process, system and performance metrics development workstreams


Your background and skills

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Economics or similar experience
  • Good knowledge in Accounting.
  • Persistence to understand subsidy reporting guidelines and carry out reporting accordingly.
  • Strong teamwork skills including ability to adapt to various roles within a team 
  • Good communication and presentation skills including fluency in English, Finnish or Swedish is seen as advantage
  • Ability to work according to deadlines and varying workload.
  • Self driven with ability to work independently 
  • Good Excel skills
  • Experience in using SAP and related SAP FICO modules
  • Experience in PowerBI and / or RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is seen as a benefit 


Contact & next steps
We hope to hear from you before the application deadline 9th of December 2022, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.

For more information, please contact:
Anton Räsänen
General Manager, Business & Project Control


Last application date: 09/12/2022 


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. 


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