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Senior Finance Controller

Wilhelmsen Global Business Services AS
1. June 2024

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Maritim / Shipping
Økonomi / Finans / Regnskap


Join our global team for a career filled with opportunities to solve challenges both small and large, local and global, simple and complex.

We are now looking for a Senior Financial Controller to join our 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, streamlining and improving processes within the accounting and reporting area across all 60 countries in the Group.

We 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 reports to the Finance and Accounting Director, GBS.

What you will work on:

  • Collaborating 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.
  • Maintaining, developing, and implementing finance policies, processes, and routines.
  • Participating as well as playing an active part in scheduled financial closing processes both during yearly and monthly end. Supporting our customers with analysis, control of figures and advising on accounting treatment.
  • Supporting reporting to the relevant authorities and guiding the business on external audit requirements.
  • Ensuring GBS finance and GBS customers’ compliance with accounting standards and IFRS requirements.
  • Contributing to ensuring GBS Finance has a solid internal controls environment.
  • Support internal control audits and training.

What we believe you need to success in the role:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing or similar
  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience as Auditor or Financial Controller

What we are looking for:  

Previous experience as a Financial Controller and/or as an auditor and have the needed communication skills to present complex issues in a clear way. You thrive working with processes and process improvements and have a passion for accounting. You enjoy diving into figures and have the drive to understand the business behind the numbers. You thrive in an international and hectic environment and like to collaborate with people across the organization.

  • Process understanding and experience in working with processes and process improvements
  • Experience and knowledge of IFRS and general accounting principles.
  • 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:

We can offer a culture and work environment of strong leadership, career development, work-life balance and a job that is both challenging and stimulating. Our organization thrives by using modern tools and is eager to utilize the business opportunities that come with new digital tools and skills. Beyond this, we have benefits that include, but are not limited to: 

  • 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

Sounds interesting? If you can see yourself in this role, please let us know why you are our new Senior Financial Controller. You can apply online today through our career portal by creating a ‘Candidate Home’ account. Here you can upload your resume and a motivational letter.

Work location: Lysaker, Oslo

Application deadline: 01.06.2024

About Us


Founded in Norway in 1861, Wilhelmsen is now a comprehensive global maritime group providing essential products and services to the merchant fleet, along with supplying crew and technical management to the largest and most complex vessels ever to sail. Committed to shaping the maritime industry, we also seek to develop new opportunities and collaborations in renewables, zero-emission shipping, and marine digitalisation. Supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace, with thousands of colleagues across more than 60 countries, we take innovation, sustainability and unparalleled customer experiences one step further.

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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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