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Job Title:  Plant Controller (Relocation Assistance Provided)

Requisition ID:  4345

Spokane Valley, WA, US, 99216

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

Directs financial activities of the plant in compliance with Corporate policies and Accounting guidelines. Provides data and input to guide management in making strategic financial and operational decisions. Establishes and monitors internal controls in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Corporate guidelines and financial audits. Top on-site accounting position with matrix reporting to the Plant Manager and to the Americas Accounting department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides management with accurate financial information to measure and guide plant operations. 
  • Uses data and reporting tools to suggest strategies to minimize costs, improve departmental productivity and plant efficiency. 
  • Collaborates with and presents information to managers, Corporate executives, and Corporate Accounting staff. 
  • Ensures a high level of confidentiality related to plant and Company financial data.
  • Issues plant financial statements, oversees closing of the books on a monthly and annual basis and ensures the accurate and timely processing of operational, financial, and cost accounting information as required by management. 
  • Develops strategies to protect Company assets, establishes internal controls and provides information to internal and external auditors.
  • Oversees general ledger activities including payroll, expense, account reconciliation and variance analysis. 
  • Monitors and reviews accounting reports from various software applications for accuracy and scope of data.
  • Oversees and prepares the annual plant budget as well as monthly forecasts for both operational and statistical projections based on accurate financial data.
  • Manages monthly cycle counts and annual physical inventory processes, investigating large or unusual gains/losses as necessary. 
  • Tracks inventory turns.
  • Establishes, implements, and maintains Accounting control procedures. 
  • Ensures compliance with GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. 
  • Ensures plant financial practices comply with local, state, and federal laws and Corporate policies. 
  • Provides input to plant and Corporate management in support of the Company’s financial goals and directives.
  • Optimizes the use of software applications to ensure data integrity and provide accurate and timely reporting to aid management in decision-making and development of financial strategies. 
  • Identify areas that are underperforming and help drive recommendations and plans to correct.
  • Participates in EnerSys Operating System (EOS) Lean Manufacturing activities and supplies requested financial data for EOS events and initiatives. 
  • Tracks Efficiency-100 (E-100) cost-saving initiatives for submission to Corporate
  • Provide analysis, support, and recommendations on Capital projects
  • Completes other duties as assigned by management.


  • Ability to communicate confidently in a team environment and at the corporate level.
  • Ability to operate in a highly confidential manner with executive access to manufacturing control systems, schedules/production levels, product and component cost information, vendor performance data, material specifications, engineering drawings and documentation, defect records and corrective actions and payroll information.
  • Demonstrable self-initiative with a clear understanding of overall Company goals and objectives.
  • Ability to analyze data, recognize developing trends and prioritize/strategize solutions quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, Corporate visitors, vendors, auditors, customers, and the public.
  • Ability to cooperate as a member of the Plant management team, offering accounting expertise, providing “what ifs,” and other data to represent the financial perspective.
  • Ability to direct the work of others providing guidance while maintaining a productive and positive work environment.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to constant priority/deadline changes and move between tasks efficiently.

Education & Experience

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration, and demonstrated experience overseeing financial/accounting operations in a competitive business environment.

Preferred: Management/supervisory experience, financial expertise in Manufacturing, experience with ERP systems, emphasis on SAP. CPA or CMA, professional affiliations, and project management experience.

General Job Requirements

  • Generic


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/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Nearest Major Market: Spokane

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