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Energizer Holdings, Inc. Accountant IT and CH in Assago Milanofiori (MI), Italy

What you'll love about this job

  • The flexibility to work with an international team but on a hybrid basis

  • An exciting opportunity to showcase international accounting skills and standards

  • Working with an inclusive and motivated team

This is Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Energizer Holdings responsibly creates products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. To do this, we lean into our culture as an organization – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared mission and purpose make us one team. Because we’re a global organization, you will always have opportunities to learn, grow and develop in your career. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

Within a Shared Services Centre (SSC) team responsible for the EMEA legal entities including UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Sweden:

Working with local professional advisors, the Operational Controllership team, local affiliate Finance & Controllership teams, the International Tax group and Outsourcing partners, ensure that allocated legal entities are provided with appropriate Controllership support, and that all USGAAP, local statutory, legal, and fiscal obligations for each of the businesses are achieved. Ensure that all relevant Controllership reporting requirements from European management and Corporate HQ are met.


Universal Accountabilities

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting – For the EMEA legal entities with allocated responsibility, assist with the provision of timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, working capital & legal forecasts, statutory accounts and Management reporting on a local GAAP & US GAAP basis, according to group policies and timetables.

  • Internal Controls – Ensure that internal controls are robust to enable timely detection of fraud and errors, and to mitigate the risk of fraud and errors being committed, thereby ensuring the integrity and timeliness of Financial Accounting information and in safeguarding the company assets.

  • Collaborate closely with the local professional advisors, the Operational Controllership team, local affiliate Finance & Controllership teams, the International Tax group and Outsourcing partners, to assist in the seamless integration of Sourcing, Tax and Financial accounting into the EMEA legal entities books for which responsibility has been allocated.

  • Compliance – Ensure that all supported legal entities comply with all external (Statutes, law, fiscal, Local GAAP, US GAAP, SOX) and internal (Corporate policies) requirements.

  • Balance Sheet Management – Assist in ensuring that adequate processes, controls and reports are in place to enable the business to manage Controllable Working Capital (Receivables, Trade Investment (TI) Accruals, and Other Accruals). Ensure that all balance sheets accurately reflect each legal entities assets and liabilities, and that all such balances can be properly supported.

  • Processes and Systems – Assist in the review and development of existing systems, tools and processes to ensure; Internal Controls are effective, the integrity of financial information, and that services provided to the business are efficient and cost effective.

  • Audit, Statutory and Taxation – Assist in the management of the Annual Audit process (Internal and External) to ensure efficient and timely completion and timely filing of all statutory reporting obligations, Returns and Taxation/VAT/Intrastat submissions.

  • Team - Work collaboratively with Finance & Controllership regional and global management to support corporate initiatives. Proactively participate in the sharing of new/innovative practices that enhances efficiency and effectiveness.

Specific Accountabilities

  • This position is responsible for the Italy and Switzerland Affiliates.

  • May also be required to perform tasks for other SSC Affiliates or the European Household Principal from time to time or during colleague absences.

  • May also perform additional project work to support corporate initiatives or changes to corporate structure such as acquisitions or disposals.

What we are looking for

  • Part Qualified Chartered / Certified Public Accountant (or local equivalent), or extensive relevant experience.

  • Graduate degree with an emphasis on Finance, Accounting and Management (preferred).

  • Have a good level of experience in an accounting role with a Controllership focus

  • A good level of English language skills, both orally and in writing.

  • A good level of numeracy and experience performing quantitative and qualitative analysis

  • Additional European languages (Italian) is required

  • Good computer literacy essential together with a good working knowledge of both SAP and Excel

  • Flexible and adaptable to change in accordance with business needs

  • Some experience within an organization of similar size and complexity, ideally gained within a matrix environment

  • Have some exposure to local Italian GAAP accounting and reporting

Come join us!

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.