Senior Financial Controller to leading maritime industry group

Wilhelmsen Global Business Services (GBS) is seeking an engaged Senior Financial Controller to join our global Finance team. Our GBS division consist of Finance, HR and IT, providing critical services to the majority of companies within the Wilhelmsen Group.

As a Senior Financial Controller, you will play a central role in ensuring quality in our financial reporting, as well as collaborating closely with Finance Directors and our global network to optimize accounting and reporting processes across our operations in 60 countries.

We can offer a culture and work environment of strong leadership, collaboration, career development, work-life balance and a job that is both challenging and stimulating.

Location: Lysaker, Norway
Division: Wilhelmsen Global Business Services (GBS)
Reporting to: Finance and Accounting Director, GBS

Key responsibilities and tasks:
  • Work closely with group companies and internal stakeholders to initiate, implement and guide new financial processes, process improvements and various projects within the accounting and reporting area.
  • Maintain, develop, and implement finance policies, processes, and routines.
  • Play an active role in the monthly and annual financial closing process, including analysis, control of figures and advise on accounting treatment.
  • Support reporting to the relevant authorities and guide the business on external audit requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards and IFRS requirements.
  • Contribute to a robust internal control environment within GBS Finance.
  • Support internal control audits and training.

Desired qualifications and background:
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing or similar.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience from audit, financial advisory services, financial controlling or similar.
  • Strong understanding and experience with financial processes and process improvements.
  • Experience and knowledge of IFRS and general accounting principles.
  • Strong communication skills and fluent in English.

Personal characteristics we hope you have:
  • Structured, accurate and solution-oriented.
  • Ability to evaluate and communicate complex challenges and processes in a clear way.
  • Service-minded team player.
  • Ability to meet deadlines through effective 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, bandy football team, boot camps etc.).
  • Multiple cabins in e.g. Norwegian mountains, Swedish coast, Spain, only available for Wilhelmsen employees.

Join Wilhelmsen GBS and be part of a global team committed to excellence and continuous improvement. Apply now to advance your career in a supportive and innovative environment. For further information regarding the position, please contact Svenn-Erik Warholm, Partner at FinancePeople, at +47 917 37 272 or email:

All inquiries will be treated confidentially, and all applications will be processed on a continuous basis. Due to summer holidays applications will be reviewed in August.

Om Wilhelmsen Global Business Services AS

Founded in Norway in 1861, Wilhelmsen is 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 digitalization. Supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace, with thousands of colleagues across close to 60 countries, we take innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled customer experiences one step further.

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