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Assistant Accountant

Dungannon, NIR, GB

This role presents an excellent opportunity for a high-performing Assistant Accountant to work in the finance team of one of Northern Ireland’s leading manufacturing and engineering businesses and as part of a globally-respected blue-chip company, gaining valuable financial and industry experience whilst working towards achievement of their professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA).


This position calls for strong accounting ability, sound judgement, good communication skills and a drive for standardisation and consistency. Partnering with the business units and functional leaders is crucial to the overall success of this role for Terex. The Assistant Accountant will be responsible for general accounting and internal control, including journal entry preparation, month-end closing activities, account reconciliations and financial reporting.



Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review and preparation of 7 P&Ls, explaining variances to AOP within the month end close deadlines.
  • Monthly payroll accruals and reconciliations.
  • Freight Margin Analysis.
  • Meeting departmental managers to review spend against AOP and latest forecast on a monthly basis.
  • Reporting on weekly KPI information to the Financial Controller.
  • Forecasting and budgeting preparation and analysis.
  • Compliance with SOX, standardised procedures and internal controls, including Monthly/Quarterly /Semi-annual/Annual self-testing.
  • Preparation of site and brand management presentations.
  • Monthly sales reports for 5 internal brands (Powerscreen, TWS, TEE, MPS & Evoquip).
  • Global recharge preparation and analysis.
  • Review of Construction In Progress (CIP) for any assets that require capitalization.
  • Responsible for initiating quarterly fixed asset cycle counts with key departments.
  • Review of Goods/Services received not invoiced for any potential adjustments proposed by GBS.
  • Updating and maintaining month end control file.
  • Coding of Intercompany invoices and other miscellaneous invoices through Bazware.
  • Customer service, providing timely responses to internal and external inquiries.
  • Assist in procedure development and recommend / implement process improvements
  • Working with the Terex Global Business Services (‘GBS’) team to resolve any issues that arise.
  • Other responsibilities/activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities, as required


Required education & experience

  • A third level education, ideally in an Accounts capacity CIMA/ACCA/ACA
  • Experience in preparing and reporting accounts preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong accounts knowledge and proficient in Excel Spreadsheets and MS Word
  • Auditing  / Internal Control experience
  • Experience working with Oracle






Skills & competencies

  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust
  • Sound ability to apply general accounting processes (e.g. journal entries, reconciliations)
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills and ability to work as part of a high-performing team
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent customer service skills and attitude
  • Understanding of an organisation’s internal controls
  • Flexibility to consider new ideas and ways of accomplishing tasks
  • Functional knowledge of general accounting processes and UK GAAP & US GAAP preferred but not essential


Key characteristics


  • Customer service focused
  • Keen to resolve issues and problems
  • Interested in continuous process improvement

This above description is non-exhaustive and there may be additional duties in accordance with the role.

We reserve the right to enhance our selection criteria at the short-listing stage, if required.

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

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services.  The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world.  Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community.  Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact.  The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship.  It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University.  Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers.  It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector.  Terex is a place where you can work and grow.  Come talk to us!