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Plant Accountant

Company: Energizer
Location: Portage
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

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 support flexible working arrangements wherever possible. 

Position Summary

The Plant Accountant will be an integral part of the General Accounting team with significant visibility to many other departments within the organization. Primary duties will be to support the Plant Controller 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.


Embodies Energizer’s individual contributor competencies: Influence, Teamwork, Collaboration, Customer Focus, Achieving Results and Initiative

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 quarterly and year end reports
  • Assist in the annual budget process
  • Support continuous improvement by supporting management initiatives and developing & documenting new processes
  • Partner with Supply Planning and Sourcing team to maintain and update standard cost annually and as required with new item set up
  • Analyze year over year cost standards changes by cost category, and work with team to correct any errors. This includes experience with BOMs, routings and standard cost development
  • Lead, define, and implement improvements for standard cost process and timelines, including SAP system changes
  • Maintain and report monthly cycle counts results. Work with inventory control team to eliminate annual physical inventory
  • Assist in ad hoc reporting for management
  • Support Plant Controller as required
Required Skills and Experience
  • B.S. in Accounting required, MBA or advanced certification (e.g. CPA, etc.) a plus, but not required
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ related accounting experience
  • Proficient in understanding of US GAAP? Experience with supporting financial analysis
  • 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 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 skill to solve problems 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
  • Prior manufacturing/industrial industry experience/exposure preferred.
  • Prior consumer packaged goods experience
Working Relationships & Environment
  • Reports into Plant Controller
  • Position will be working with internal customers such as Supply Chain, Operations, Inventory Control, and Finance
  • Partners with Internal and external Audit
  • The role will be based in Portage, WI
  • Some travel required (very limited)
  • Position may require sitting at desk for long periods of time
Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness 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.

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.

Keywords: Energizer, Madison , Plant Accountant, Other , Portage, Wisconsin

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