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Job Title:  Senior Director Special Projects Finance

Requisition ID:  1853

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.  We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.

This position will be focusing primarily on our Reserve Power applications, which include telecommunications, IT, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), utilities and switchgear, security, emergency lighting and general electronics. Some of the reserve power brands include PowerSafe,DataSafe, and Genesis. Our extensive product range serves a variety of reserve power applications and consistently delivers the most effective, powerful and reliable batteries available.


Job Purpose

Assist the VP Worldwide Controller & Chief Accounting Officer with  respect to overseeing and directing Controller activities related to EnerSys including: external and internal reporting, implementation of new accounting standards and footnotes, control systems, preparation of select technical memos and Special projects, with a view towards transitioning to the VP Corporate Controller role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the monthly and annual closing process of financial records as needed
  • Ensure proper controls and internal reporting are in place within the Controller’s Department to meet all public reporting, FASB, Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory requirements
  • Preparation of select footnotes, technical memos and review of SEC filings and internal management reports
  • Utilize process improvement methodologies & new report creation to streamline and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Finance department
  • Coordinate with and support both the external audit firm and other internal finance departments in business activities related to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, re-engineering, auditing, etc.
  • Identify, develop, and implement departmental policies and procedures as necessary
  • Special Projects and Other duties 


This position has no direct reports but is responsible for participation/supervision of monthly segment close meetings and associated follow-up documentation. Will interact and direct financial colleagues (that do not report into the Corporate Controller Department directly) on Special Projects.


  • Significant experience working at or auditing of a multi-billion dollar public company with international operations
  • SEC reporting experience
  • Technical Accounting Research and Memo preparation
  • Cost based manufacturing experience preferred
  • Superior communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Exceptional management skills of multiple priorities
  • High level of integrity with a team-oriented disposition
  • Ability to work effectively within all levels of management

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Four year degree in Accounting
  • CPA required
  • Public accounting and Significant experience within a manufacturing company preferred
  • Significant experience within a public company
  • Big 4 Senior Manager level experience or equivalent
  • Track record of accomplishments in corporate setting for a public company

Language Skills

  • Ability to speak and read English fluently is required
  • Other language skills a plus.

Computer Skills

  • Ability to operate all standard Microsoft applications (Office 365)
  • Ability to operate financial systems a plus, Hyperion, BAAN, SAP etc.

Travel demands will fluctuate. While it is anticipated that travel will be limited, at times significant travel may be required

General Job Requirements
  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys is always looking to hire top talent.  EEOEM/F/D/V

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