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Energizer Plant Controller in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Position Summary

We are seeking a Plant Controller for work in the Greater Cincinnati Area. You will be an integral part of the respective facility’s Manufacturing Leadership and Operations Finance and Controllership team with significant visibility to many other departments within the organization. Primary duties will be to support the local Manufacturing team and Operations controllership organization, as it relates to the preparation and analysis of the U.S. financial statements, while adhering to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and company policies. Incumbent will also function as a user expert for SAP.


  • Building Relationships

  • Teamwork

  • Passion

  • Change and Innovation

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Achieving Results

  • Influence

  • Collaboration

  • Developing the Organization

  • Plays an integral role in the accounting general process and analysis

  • Works with his/her manager on special projects, as needed

  • Partners with other members of the controllership team with special projects

Specific Accountabilities

  • Support internal business partners, other departments, management, and external parties with data and analysis requests

  • Prepare monthly closing journal entries

  • Review detailed account analysis and reconciliations for the U.S. Balance Sheet

  • Respond timely to both internal and external audit requests

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year end reports

  • Lead/prepare the annual budget (including building of standard costs) and quarterly forecast process for respective location

  • Help drive continuous improvement opportunities by supporting management initiatives and developing & documenting new processes within F&C function.

  • Lead accounting department projects including acquisition, integration and IT system implementations

  • Partner with Manufacturing Operations team to provide pertinent data to establish Operational and Financial goal alignment and drive towards results.

  • Provides analysis utilizing key Operational KPIs to support financial reporting and variances to standards.

  • Manage, recommend and assist with site, sourcing and co-pack capital budgets, along with Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR) creation and tracking of cost, benefits and approvals

  • Maintains Operational understanding of the value streams within manufacturing and the financial components of the value streams (Volume, overhead cost, labor cost, standards, yields, productivity, etc.)

  • Assist in ad hoc reporting for management

  • Manage accounting team on site

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 year undergraduate) in Accounting or related field required

  • Minimum 6-8 years’ related accounting experience

  • Prior manufacturing/industrial industry experience/exposure

  • Proficient in understanding of US GAAP; Experience in review and preparing variance analysis

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of standard product costs

  • Knowledge of SOX and Audit controls/requirements

  • ERP experience (SAP Preferred)

  • Highly proficient in Excel, Proficient in PowerPoint and Word

  • Capacity to be flexible in a fast paced & changing environment

  • Capable of balancing priorities, as well as maintaining a strict level of confidentiality

  • Making positive and proactive contributions to decision processes (e.g., suggesting alternatives and more effective/efficient ways to work through processes)

  • Self-starter that works well in a team environment

  • Ability to quickly adapt to new systems and processes

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels both within and outside the organization

  • Capable of analyzing issues and ability to problem solve effectively & efficiently

  • Capacity to interact easily with people, computers and business systems

  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills

  • Ability to work well both in a team and independently

  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines

  • Excellent time management skill and the ability to prioritize

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Advanced degree (e.g. MBA) and/or advanced certification (e.g. CPA)

  • Prior consumer packaged goods experience

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Reports to: Director

Work Environment

  • Ability and willingness to travel as necessary

  • Greater Cincinnati Metro Area

An Offer to Grow On

Energizer offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical and retirement savings coverage, paid holidays. Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental 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.