Energizer Plant Controller in Cincinnati, Ohio
This is Energizer
Energizer Holdings is leading the charge to connect our brands, our people and the products we offer to the world more than anyone else. Together, we’re creating a game plan for the future – one that defines where and how we’ll play, and what it takes to win.
Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you’ll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.
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.
Change and Innovation
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
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
- Reports to: Director
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.