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Job Title:  Senior Accountant

Requisition ID:  7791

Reading, PA, US, 19605

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. 

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Job Purpose

We are looking for a highly motivated senior accountant to perform and support the regional accounting duties within our organization. Overall, the responsibility of the senior accountant role is to assist in performing duties related to the Americas Region consolidation process on the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close. The position works closely with the corporate team and Americas accounting/finance group as well as the global equivalents to ensure the source systems (ERPs) and HFM properly reflect the activities and performance of the Company. In addition, the role’s responsibilities include the preparation and review of reporting schedules. Other ad hoc accounting projects, which require consolidation and technical accounting skills, represent a part of the routine of this position.

To be successful as a senior accountant, you must have the ability to assume ownership of various processes and reports, have a solid working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to strengthen governance, risk, and control environments. An outstanding senior accountant should also possess excellent Excel skills, embrace new challenges, be process-oriented, highly organized, able to work with little to no supervision, and perform under pressure.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accurately prepare and/or review monthly journal entries and account reconciliations within BaaN, SAP (ERPs) and HFM (Financial Reporting).
  • ASC 606 Revenue Recognition: oversee the process and ensure compliance with the new requirements; prepare quarterly disclosure/support for external reporting.
  • ASC 842 Lease: review and coordinate the supporting documentation within Americas Region; reconcile the lease software with ERP for Delaware; prepare quarterly disclosures for total region; and maintain the Lease Query database.
  • Oversee the corporate and regional fees processes.
  • Ensure ERPs and the Global Consolidation System (HFM) properly reflect the activities and performance of the region.
  • Communicate, escalate, and coordinate with plant accountants, segment leads, functional department heads and third-party service providers to obtain and/or transmit information needed for analysis, forecast, journals and reconciliations.
  • Ability to prepare analysis on high priority accounts, quarter/year-end packages, and audit requests.
  • Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.
  • Identify control weaknesses and suggest process improvements to make sure that effective controls are maintained over the financial accounting and reporting for the region.
  • Create detailed process documentation and update work instructions, ensuring accounting implications of processes are clearly understood.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment when dealing with critical and confidential matters.
  • Ad hoc requests

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  Travel may be required for special assignments and quarterly accounting reviews.  Estimate:  0-5%.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required, CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in an accounting role (preferably publicly traded company or Big 4).


General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/Minority/Female/Vets/Disabled

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