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Title:  Accountant II




JOB TITLE:                             Accountant II

DEPARTMENT:                     Finance, Littlehampton, UK

REPORTS TO:                       Finance Manager - Europe



About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AEIS), headquartered in Denver, USA, enables design breakthroughs and drives growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Our precision power and control technologies, along with our applications know-how, inspire close partnerships and innovation in thin-film and industrial manufacturing. We are proud of our rich heritage, award-winning technologies, and we value the talents and contributions of all Advanced Energy's employees worldwide.




The Accountant II position is responsible for supporting the company’s financial record-keeping and reporting requirements and to ensure compliance with US and other GAAP, corporate policies and procedures, and common ethical practices.  This is a hands-on position that requires the individual to be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with effective communication.  The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills; demonstrated successful organizational and time management skills; problem solving abilities; and international business acumen.


This individual completes the tasks necessary to accurately present the financial condition and results of operations of the company. In addition, the individual will have the skills necessary to analyze and provide reports and communications to higher level management about the specific areas of responsibility. The position is based at the European Regional Offices in Littlehampton, UK.




  • Responsible for General Ledger of assigned entities, and the oversight of the Banking, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets & Inter-company activities of the same entities.
  • Prepares and records journal entries, e.g.
    • Calculation of other accruals.
    • Payroll accounting and reconciliation.
    • Petty cash postings and reconciliation.
    • Preparation of data for holiday accruals.
  • Complete / contribute towards the production of high quality, accurate and detailed balance sheet reconciliations monthly, in-line with Corporate’s timetable / guidelines.
  • Reviews system generated transactions for reasonableness.
  • Provides record of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions.
  • Reviews and interprets financial reporting requirements, rules and regulations.
  • Monitors and develops monthly reports of revenues and expenditures for legal entities (e.g. flux reporting).
  • Analyses financial statement information.
  • Ensures compliance with internal controls accounting process documentation (i.e. SOX 404).
  • Communicates with local and foreign subsidiaries to resolve accounting issues.
  • Calculation of sales commissions.
  • Produce, maintain and analyze complex management reports.
  • Develop and interpret reports and records for managers/stakeholders.
  • Be involved in reviewing, tracking and maintaining billing information in the financial systems, ensuring accuracy and compliance with US GAAP and other accounting regulations.
  • Assistance with audit query resolution.
  • Support the Finance Manager, Senior Accountant and other members of the regional finance team as and when required.




  • Qualified AAT (or Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, finance) and/or Part Qualified ACCA/CIMA.


Personal Characteristics


  • A passion to always deliver to the best of their ability.
  • A strong team player focused on the success of the team as much as their own.
  • A constant commitment to deliver on time and with the highest quality.
  • A want to continually develop and grow within the role and the role itself.
  • A proactive delivery, staying close to the detail whilst being able to see the big picture.




  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), a second European language, particularly German is advantageous.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to influence others.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision.
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP, other GAAP experience is advantageous.
  • Working knowledge of internal control environments and compliance with Sarbanes Oxley Act.
  • Advanced Excel capabilities and other accounting software including SAP and Blackline.
  • Education and experience to solve issues and improve processes.
  • Results oriented communication and team interaction.
  • Proficient in other Microsoft applications including Word and Outlook.




  • Essential: 3 – 6 years’ experience in accounting related fields.


  • Desirable: Experience with ERP systems, SAP highly desirable.

                 Experience working for a US led multi-national company.

                 Working within a manufacturing organization.