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Expert, General Ledger and Period End Closing (Vaasa, FI)

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Wärtsilä is an innovativetechnology company known forbeing 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.

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. Want to join the ride?

Wärtsilä Shared Service Center (WSSC) supports the Wärtsilä companies in financial accounting and other operational tasks and acts as a gatekeeper to ensure compliance. WSSC is striving for harmonized one global Wärtsilä way of working worldwide with high quality, timely, effective and efficient processes. WSSC is sharing best practices and knowledge with focus on continuous development and operational excellence.

WSSC Period End Closing Services’ focus areas are general ledger accounting and closing process. We are now looking for an Expert in General Ledger Accounting and Period End Closing. We offer you the opportunity to work in an international and energetic environment, with good development possibilities!


This position is permanent and located in Vaasa, Finland

Your Main Responsibilities Are

  • General ledger postings and period end closing adjustments, for Wärtsilä companies all around the world
  • Developing the general ledger processes globally
  • Acting as one of the global key users for the general ledger postings and period end closing in SAP, assisting and training end-users
  • Chart of account key-user
  • Leading the testing related to Period End Closing team processes in ECC transformation journey towards S/4 Hana
  • Monitoring that global SAP automated closing jobs (SmartClose) are proceeding according to timetable and without errors
  • Participate in monitoring and implementation of best practices and harmonized way of working
  • Creating and updating the instructions, giving training for smaller and bigger groups
  • Participate in further developing the automation of closing and general ledger processes using robotics software

Main Requirements In This Role Are

  • Solid background and work experience in financial accounting, reporting and closing
  • Knowledge and experience of SAP FI module and understanding of the end-to-end record to report process
  • Advanced IT skills
  • RPA skills are seen as an advantage
  • Excellent communication and co-operation skills
  • Structured way of working and analytical mind-set
  • Goal-oriented mind-set
  • Fluency in English is required
  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Financial Accounting

In Addition, As An Ideal Candidate You

  • Drive Wärtsilä Purpose and demonstrate Wärtsilä values
  • IFRS, VAT and WHT processes is seen as an advantage
  • Understand the value of collaboration and benefits it brings
  • Have high integrity, listen with good intention, appreciate feedback and support
  • Create clarity on direction and inspire people to act towards the future goals
  • Drive results with excellent planning and remove obstacles for success
  • High passion and drive

Please apply by9th of September 2021

For More Information About The Position, Please Contact

Annika Södergård

Manager, Period End Closing, Wärtsilä Shared Service Center

Last application date: [[09.09.2021]]

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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 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

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