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Terex Corporation

Waverly, IA 50677

Full Time

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Welcome to Terex - where growth translates to opportunity
We are looking for people who want opportunity: to learn, to grow, to succeed, and most importantly want to help us improve the lives of people around the world. We promote an entrepreneurial culture and encourage each of our 18,000 team members to lead with their ideas and take intelligent risks.

At Terex, you can make a difference. Welcome to Terex where growth means opportunity.

Accountant II - Global Corporate Headquarters

About the Position

Title:  Accountant II

Department:  Global Business Services (GBS)

Reports to:  Accounting Manager                            

Location:  Waverly, IA


Position Overview

The Accountant II is responsible for general accounting and internal control including journal entry preparation, intercompany, month-end closing activities, account reconciliation, and reporting.  In addition, this position has key financial analysis and project related responsibilities.    


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 (www.terex.com) to make information available to its investors and the market.  Additional information about Terex Corporation’s products and services can be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TerexCorporation).



  • More than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide.
  • We market our products to customers in more than 150 countries.


 Month-end closing responsibilities ensuring accurate financial results are reported timely per Corporate closing calendar.  This position is ultimately responsible for coordination and execution of month-end closing.

  • Accounting activities including period maintenance, create/post journal entries, intercompany, F/X, IC aging analysis, checks issued analysis/reporting, and payroll analysis/reporting.
  • Checklist owner: Monthly Closing, Account Reconciliation, Journal Entries, and HFM.
  • Complete monthly general ledger account and bank reconciliations along with resolving open items.
  • Intercompany accounting and reconciliation support: A/R, A/P, IC Loan Statement.
  • HFM: uploads, roll-forwards, supplemental schedules, budget, forecast, cash forecast.
  • Financial analysis across all areas of AR, AP, and GL to identify trends and potential financial reporting issues.
  • Cash Forecasting - owner of GBS cash forecasting process.
  • Audit coordination and main contact for internal and external audit teams.
  • Reporting: Balance Sheet, P&L, Operating Analysis, Balance Sheet Flux, Tax Trial Balance, Audit Requests, 10Q/10K, Corporate requests, Metrics, Government requests.
  • Backup role for supplier, customer, and account maintenance.
  • Assist in procedure development and recommend/implement process improvements.
  • Customer service: provide timely responses to internal and external inquiries.
  • Responsible for ensuring procedures are documented and internal controls in place.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures in accounting.
  • Special projects to improve processes and expand the role of GBS General Accounting.


    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
    • 3-5+ years of progressive accounting and internal control experience.
    • Understanding of GAAP.
    • Proficient in using Microsoft Office suite.


    Preferred Qualifications 

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Problem solving and resolution

    • C.P.A. and/or M.B.A. strongly preferred.

    • Proficient in Oracle.
  • About Terex. We are a Fortune 500 company, ranked 4th on the 2007 Barron's 500 America's Best Companies list. With a remarkable 28% average annual growth rate over the last 10 years, Terex realized 2006 net sales of $7.6 Billion. Terex is a diversified global manufacturer operating in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms (Genie), Construction, Cranes, Materials Processing & Mining, and Roadbuilding & Utility Products. We manufacture equipment for use in various industries, including construction, infrastructure, quarrying, surface mining, shipping, transportation, refining, and utility industries.

    Our Purpose:

    To improve the lives of people around the world

    Our Mission:

    To delight our current and future construction, infrastructure, mining, and other customers with value added offerings that exceed their current and future needs.

    To achieve our mission we must attract the best people by creating a Terex culture that is safe, exciting, creative, fun, and embraces continuous improvement.

    Our Vision:

    Customer - to be the most customer responsive company in the industry as determined by our customers

    Financial - to be the most profitable company in the industry as measured by Return on Capital

    Team Member - to be the best place to work in the industry as determined by our team members