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Exide Technologies Staff Accountant in Forest City, Missouri


The position is responsible for assisting the Plant Controller including the administration and interpretation of company business policies as applicable to the plant. They will assist in monthly closings, analysis of costs, and the preparation of the budget.


  • Responsible for plant accounting and reporting functions for facility.

  • Assist in the month-end closing process. Prepare journal entries and reconcile general ledger accounts and expense accruals.

  • Will assist in the preparation of manufacturing and capital budgets/forecasts.

  • Routinely monitors manufacturing expenses and reports results to the Plant Controller and Plant Manager.

  • Analyzes operating results of manufacturing cost, productivity, scrap rates and assists Plant Controller in evaluating performance and actions necessary to improve results.

  • Coordinates with corporate accounting to resolve vendor issues and responsible for providing accurate and timely accounts payable information.

  • Will assist in the control of weekly cycle count and annual physical inventories.

  • Maintains fixed assets monthly reporting.

  • Examine payroll, accounting, and financial information to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to procedural and reporting standards and report variances to the Plant Controller.

  • Participate in training and development programs.

  • Responsible for the daily functions when Controller is out of the plant and backs up the accounts payableand payroll job functions for vacation coverage.

  • Follow quality, health and safety practices as they apply to work and the facility.

  • Perform other responsibilities and duties that are assigned by Controller.


Education, Experience, Certifications :

  • Bachelor degree in Accouting with 3 years experience (Preferred)

  • Proficient with MS Excel (Required)

  • Knowledge of JD Edwards, Accounts Payable and Payroll (Preferred)

  • 1-2 years manufacturing experience which could include an internship (Preferred)

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge :

  • Highly motivated individual with good communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to interface with all levels of employees.

  • Good computer skill including use of Word, Excel, JDE and other software.

  • Initiative and willingness to take on multiple projects.



Ability to read, analyze and interpret payroll and accounting rules, company policies and procedures; Effectively communicate with co-workers, customer and management. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.


Ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions on the work that needs to be performed. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, plant and Corporate polices and procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and some lifting of supplies required. Vision requirements: close vision, working at PC for hours at a time. WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, individual is normally in an office environment. Will occasionally be in the plant facilities.

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2019-2480

Category Accounting/Finance

Position Type Regular Full-Time