Terex Corporation Assistant Accountant in Craigavon, United Kingdom


About Terex

Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, manufacturing, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy and utility industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex uses its website () to make information available to its investors and the market. Additional information about Terex Corporation’s products and services can be found on Facebook ().


  • More than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide.

  • We market our products to customers in more than 150 countries.

About the Position

Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Department: Global Business Services (GBS)

Job Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 37¾ Hours

Reports to: GL Team Lead

Job Location: Lurgan, Northern Ireland

Position Overview

The GBS Assistant Accountant is responsible for general accounting and internal control including journal entry preparation, intercompany reconciliations, month-end closing activities, account reconciliations, and financial reporting. This role will also involve assisting in preparing the UK statutory accounts for a number of legal entities, liaising with external auditors and Corporate stakeholders, driving the process through to completion and sign-off. This individual will work closely with the business unit Finance, Tax, and Operational leaders to ensure accurate financial statement submission while ensuring reporting requirements are met. This position calls for exceptional accounting knowledge, sound judgment, good communication skills, and a drive for standardization. Partnering with the business units and functional leaders is crucial to the overall success of this role and of Terex.


Key Characteristics

  • Customer service focused.

  • Problem solving / resolution.

  • Continuous process improvement.

  • Calculation of adjustments from US GAAP to UK GAAP results, preparation of UK statutory accounts, liaising with external auditors and Corporate stake-holders, through to completion and sign-off.

  • Accounting activity including journal entries, account reconciliation, and financial analysis.

  • Complete monthly general ledger accounts, fixed assets, and bank reconciliations along with resolving open items.

  • Month-end closing responsibilities ensuring accurate financial results are reported on a timely basis as per corporate closing calendar.

  • Intercompany accounting and reconciliation support: A/R, A/P, Intercompany Loan Statement.

  • Forecasting - cash and FX forecasting processes.

  • Customer service: provide timely responses to internal and external inquiries.

  • Assist in procedure development and recommend/implement process improvements.

  • Compliance with SOX, standardized procedures and internal controls.

  • Prepare government reports/census forms.

  • Provide support when required on maintenance of master-data records for AP & AR.

  • From time to time, you will be required to undertake other responsibilities/activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities.


Required Education & Experience

  • Qualified Accounting Technician with 2+ years of related professional experience within a manufacturing and/or shared services environment.

  • ACCA or equivalent studyprogramme.

  • Experience in accounting and financial systems (Oracle experience preferred but not essential).

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

Skills & Competencies

  • Functional knowledge of general accounting processes and US GAAP.

  • Understanding of internal control elements.

  • Flexible to new ideas and ways of accomplishing tasks.

  • Understanding of UK GAAP and ability to prepare UK statutory accounts.

  • Ability to use initiative.

  • Strong problem solving and resolution abilities.

  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Highly organized.

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.

  • Excellent customer service skills and attitude.

  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust.The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits.

  • Terex is an equal opportunity employer and appointments are based on merit. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of our community.

  • Must be a team player able to demonstrate strong customer focus with the energy, drive and commitment to successfully work through any and all issues and objectives related to this role and that of the overall team.

Job ID 2018-38298

# Positions 1

Category Finance

Location: GBR-Craigavon