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Job Title:  Senior Cost Accountant

Requisition ID:  5557

Springfield, MO, US, 65803

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.


Job Purpose

This Senior Cost Accountant reports directly to the Finance Manager, and assists with oversight of the NorthStar Battery Co LLC costing activities.  This role is responsible for preparing and consolidating manufacturing reports and analysis for supported entities.  The accountant collaborates with manufacturing locations and functional areas for analysis and internal reporting.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Review, investigate and explain production variances on a routine basis
•    Provide support for annual physical inventories and cycle counts, and inventory analysis
•    Drive work process improvements to reach goals and support KPI’s
•    Collecting and analyzing data about a company’s operational costs
•    Process journal entries
•    Performing account reconciliations
•    Setting standard costs of manufactured goods
•    Developing and analyzing cost standards
•    Reviews and compares assigned business’ operating profit and loss results to established plans, standard costs, and previous actuals.
•    Ability to perform ad hoc financial analysis as needed to support business
•    Financial reporting
•    Assist with monthly close process
•    Assist with budget, forecast, analysis, interdependent projects, and ad hoc requests.
•    Prepare analysis on high priority accounts, quarter/year-end packages, and audit requests.
•    Identify control weaknesses and suggest process improvements to make sure that effective controls are maintained over the financial accounting and reporting for the region.
•    Prepare and/or maintain Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual for assigned responsibilities
•    Create detailed process documentation, ensuring accounting implications of processes are clearly understood.



 Travel may be required for special assignments. 
Estimate:  0-5%.

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field; CPA Preferred. 
•    5+ years experience in Cost Accounting role with manufacturing industry experience.
•    Experience working with inventory, including variance analysis, excess and obsolete inventory review, and physical inventory.

•    Knowledge of US GAAP and SOX.
•    Experience and success working in a multi-team environment
•    Project management skills demonstrated through effective work habits, inter-personal skills, initiative, follow-through, and adherence to deadlines. Requires organization and attention to detail.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
•    Strong accounting, review, analysis, and reporting skills
•    Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities
•    Ability to critically think and solve problems that deal with a variety of variables
•    Competent computer skills needed to prepare and perform analysis.  Strong Excel skills
•    Hyperion (HFM) experience a plus

General Job Requirements

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


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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