Finance Manager – SEA LIFE Helsinki


SEA LIFE Helsinki is part of the magical Merlin Entertainments group, the second largest entertainments company in the world!

SEA LIFE Helsinki is a living, breathing, interactive environment that’s all about immersing visitors in the experience. Our amazing ocean display holds natural seawater where you can see our largest inhabitants as they roam around, walk beneath the ocean itself and get a wonderful view of our grouper – Mikko. Seeing the magic of the deep up close with breath-taking displays among the fish, sharks, jelly fish and rays.

We are looking for a commercially focused Finance Manager who is great at building relationships to play a key role in driving the current and future performance of our amazing attraction and utilising your financial business partnering skills. If you are looking to take the next step in your career and like a challenge, then this could be the role for you.


About the role

Reporting to the General Manager, you will be an integral member of the Management Team providing commercially focused financial insight to help drive busines success. You will make sure that all the necessary daily and periodic reporting, accounting and financial controls are being delivered, but beyond that, your focus will be to provide financial expertise into key business drivers to help deliver and develop the strategic objectives and annual budget for Sea Life Helsinki.

As well as P&L support you will be focusing on pricing, yield, margins, operating costs and ultimately profitability, and supporting the business through tactical plans to support the financial objectives of the attraction.

You form a key part of the leadership team for the attraction together with guest experience, animal care, retail and marketing at the attraction. Being part of a global organisation also brings the benefits of central finance supporting functions whilst having the autonomy to drive your own local business. The position is on a 15-month fixed-term basis, which may be continued as permanent.

Ask yourself these questions:

Are you a qualified accountant and able to demonstrate that your skills go beyond just robust accounting and controls?
Are you good with numbers and keen to analyse the success of your activities?
Can you add real value to business decisions through your analytical approach?
Are you commercially focused with the ability to use considered insight to drive the business forward?
Would you love to work in our unique industry where we make guests smile every day?
Do you want to be a part of a passionate & driven team?
Do you want to support projects making a difference to oceans and marine life around the world?
Are you fluent in Finnish with excellent English?

If you answered yes to these questions, you could be that person joining the team.

Merlin is all about fun, and we’re a busy 7 day a week operation, so you will need to combine your financial prowess with an up-beat personality, passion, and enthusiasm.

Why join Team SEALIFE?

  • A competitive base salary
  • Merlin Magic Pass (your ticket to amazing Merlin attractions all over the world)
  • You will be joining a Global organisation with a multitude of well-loved brands
  • Opportunities to grow and connect with colleagues across a diverse portfolio of businesses
  • A genuine flexible working policy
  • Up to 25% discount off our commercial areas in all attractions
  • 25 days annual leave + public holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Health Checks
  • Free admission to theme parks, waterparks, zoo’s and theatres
  • Lunch Vouchers

For further information please contact HRS Advisors’ consultant Krister Botell, +358 50 304 2410 during the following times: Mon 15th of February 14-16 or Thu 18th 9-11. To apply, please complete the application form and submit your CV and application with a salary request at the latest February 23rd!

Apply here