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Energizer Interim Senior Accountant Central Europe in Warsaw, Poland

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Position Summary

Within a local Polish Affiliate responsible for the Central Europe Controllership activities:

Working with local professional advisors, 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 Area management and Corporate HQ are met.


  • Financial Accounting and Reporting – For the Central Europe legal entities with allocated responsibility mainly to Poland, provide 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, local affiliate Finance & Controllership teams, the International Tax group and Outsourcing partners, to ensure the seamless integration of 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 – Ensure that adequate processes, controls and reports are in place to enable the business to manage Controllable Working Capital (Receivables, Deflator 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 – Review and develop 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 – Manage 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 area 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 primarily responsible for the Poland Affiliate.

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

Required Skills and Experience

  • Qualified Chartered / Certified Public Accountant (or local equivalent).

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

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

  • Fluent level of English and Polish language skills, both orally and in writing.

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

  • Additional European languages – Polish and English are essential

  • Solid technical accounting knowledge

  • Good computer literacy essential together with a good working knowledge of SAP PRIME, iScala, Hyperion and Excel

  • Good team player with previous experience of leading small teams

  • Organized, structured, logical, and systematic in their approach

  • Confident/Self Starter with a proactive approach to meeting challenges and overcoming obstacles through assuming full ownership.

  • Focused on delivering to internal and external deadlines.

  • Good interpersonal skills to establish excellent working relationship with a wide variety of people at all levels.

  • Flexible and adaptable to change in accordance with business needs

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Significant experience within an organization of similar size and complexity, ideally gained within an FMCG environment

  • Have a broad level of exposure to local Polish GAAP accounting and reporting

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Reports to Senior Controllership Manager Poland & MEAR with dotted line to UK SSC Senior Manager

  • Direct report/temporary support to be confirmed

  • Key relationships internally will include the International Finance & Controllership team, the International Tax group, local affiliate Finance & Controllership teams and Internal Audit

  • External engagement will include External Audit, local Professional advisors and Outsourcing partners.

  • Travel Requirements: Could be required to travel during projects.

  • Special Physical requirements: None

  • Work schedules that vary from typical business hours: Potential for long month end close or key reporting deadline hours.

  • Exposure to health risks or conditions that may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment: None

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, well-being and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.