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Supervisor, General Accounting

EnerSys - Reading, PA


This role is a Critical member of the Americas finance organization. It is responsible for supervising the general accounting team of the USA lead-acid operations; loading the trial balances into Hyperion for consolidation; assuring timely account reconciliations and monitoring the adequacy of all accruals and prepayments. The position requires communication and interaction with senior management of EnerSys and with a range of external advisers. The work involved is related to the overall management and general business operations of the Accounting function.


include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervising a team of three which is responsible for the monthly closing of the books of EnerSys’ USA lead-acid operations.

Ensure that the Balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a timely basis with no old unresolved items for the EnerSys USA lead-acid operations.

Review journal entries/account reconciliations as required.

Assist in the month end, quarter end and annual reporting requirements for the Americas region in accordance with US GAAP ensuring data is accurately recorded and correctly input in HFM (group consolidation reporting tool). This involves working with corporate staff and operating controllers (for whom English is a second language).

Perform quarterly balance sheet reviews of operating units and monthly balance sheet reviews of consolidated American results, including detailed periodic review of key accounts.

Reporting and analysis of results involving in-depth analysis of actual results versus forecast/budgets ensuring that key operating drivers are understood.

Work on the implementation of the new lease accounting standards for the USA business.

Liaise with Corporate Finance for monthly reporting and ad-hoc inquiries.

Overall coordination and responsibility for the annual audit of a significant part of the region.

Provide information as requested by external tax advisers and EnerSys Tax personnel.

Ensure Sox compliance with accounting process, controls and reconciliations.

Interface with Internal Audit and External audit (EY).

Lead, train and motivate the General Accounting Department.

Adhoc report and information requests.


This individual will be responsible for overseeing the General Accounting Department, currently comprising three employees.

Required Skills


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.

At least 5 years of experience in a corporate financial function with supervisory experience. Public accounting experience preferred.

Knowledge of GAAP/SOX

Strong leadership/training ability

Knowledge of HFM

Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance with 5-10 years of general accounting experience in a manufacturing environment or similar.

Must be able to perform all accounting functions including account reconciliation, and month-end closing procedures.

Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office (Excel/Word) and BaaN/SAP or another leading ERP system. Exposure to a SAP implementation would be advantageous

Capable of maintaining confidentiality and professionalism.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.



64 days 3 hours ago



Supervisor, General Accounting EnerSys - Reading, PA, United States


Location: Reading, PA

Company Profile:
EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We manufacture and distribute reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and by government and defense customers.