Senior Financial Controller

26. september 2022
As soon as possible
Veronica Johansen 95819282, Sander Gaup Paulsrud 99528955

Wilhelmsen Global Business Services AS | Senior Financial Controller

Wilhelmsen are now looking for a Senior Financial Controller to join their global Finance team in Wilhelmsen Global Business Services division (GBS). GBS consists of HR, Finance and IT and delivers these services to the majority of all companies within the Group.

As a Senior Financial Controller, you will work closely with the Finance Directors in Wilhelmsen’s companies worldwide. You will have a central role in the work with quality assurance and streamlining and improvement of processes within the accounting and reporting area across all 60 countries in the Group.

Wilhelmsen can offer a culture and work environment of strong leadership, career development, work-life balance and a job that is both challenging and stimulating. The position will be located at Lysaker, Norway and report to the Finance and Accounting Director.

What we think you bring:
You have worked as an auditor or similar and have the needed communication skills to present complex issues in a clear way. You have a passion for accounting and thrives working with process improvements. You enjoy diving into the figures and have the drive to understand the business behind the numbers. You thrive in an international environment and like to collaborate with people across the organization.

Key tasks:

  • Work closely with internal customers to initiate, support, and guide new processes and process improvements within the accounting and reporting area
  • Take part in company-wide projects and implement correct and efficient financial processes for innovations and new business models
  • Maintain, develop, and implement finance policies, processes, and routines
  • Participate and play an active part in the monthly financial closing process, supporting our customers with analysis, control of figures and advise on accounting treatment
  • Support reporting to the relevant authorities and guide the business on external audit requirements
  • Ensure GBS finance and GBS customers’ compliance with accounting standards and IFRS requirements
  • Contribute to ensuring GBS Finance has a solid internal controls environment
  • Support during year-end closing
  • Support internal control audits and training
  • Ad-hoc financial tasks / projects as part of the GBS Finance Team

Desired background:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing or similar
  • Minimum 4-5 years of relevant experience, preferably from auditing
  • Experience, solid understanding, and knowledge of IFRS and general accounting principles
  • Business and process understanding
  • Strong communication skills and fluent in English
  • Solution oriented, structured, and accurate
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Customer focused
  • Able to meet deadlines through good time management and prioritization

What we offer:

  • Central role in the professional environment in Wilhelmsen GBS
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Flexible working conditions (home-office, flexible hours etc.)
  • Modern office facilities with our own in-house canteen, gym facilities and parking
  • Multiple activity offers. E.g. kayaks, football team, boot camps etc.
  • Multiple cabins in e.g. Norwegian mountains, Swedish coast, Spain, only available for Wilhelmsen employees

Wilhelmsen is a global maritime industry group founded in 1861. We have the biggest maritime network in the world, with a presence in over 2 200 locations globally. We serve over half of the worldwide merchant fleet with products and services, and supply crew and technical management for some of the most complex vessels in the world. We also develop new and daring solutions, shaping the maritime industry for the future. Our investments seek to explore and develop new opportunities within the energy-, offshore- and maritime industry. With thousands of colleagues in more than 70 countries, we take competence, sustainability, innovation and unparalleled customer experiences one step further.

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