The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18291

    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/16/2018 7:54 PM)
    Senior Staff Accountant
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  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Provides administrative and technical support to the VP Finance & Controller in general accounting operations, budgets and forecasts in accordance with corporate policies and procedures

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to: 

    • Responsible for accuracy of the financial records.
    • Post journal entries for all modules of the companies MRP software to the general ledger.
    • Create and post various manual journal entries to the general ledger.
    • Coordinate Month End activities between various people within the company.
    • Prepare monthly financial statements.
    • Prepare monthly information for COGNOS reporting and enter into COGNOS system.
    • Prepare reconciliations to all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
    • Prepare variance analysis reports of income statement accounts, interface with departmental managers as necessary to determine causes of variances from budget/forecast to aid the manager in understanding departmental budget(s) and take appropriate correction action as needed.
    • Review AP invoices for proper GL account.
    • Maintain companies Fixed Asset financial records through the company’s Fixed Asset Software system and balance to the general ledger.
    • Prepare work papers for external auditors.
    • Participate in all financial related audits, providing information to and responding to questions.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:

    • Minimum BA or BS degree, or equivalent experience, Accounting or Business Management preferred.
    • Minimum five years of experience in FAS (fixed assets system) financial analysis, general ledger.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
    • Skilled in use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access or equivalent software.

    Core Competencies

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.


    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.



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