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Exide Technologies Associate Plant Controller in Manchester, Iowa


The associate controller is a key member of the Plant’s leadership team, and the financial leadership of the entire plant. Responsible for maintaining financial control procedures, systems and standards as may be required for the proper performance of the accounting function within the limits of approved company practice. The associate plant controller is an active resource in keeping the Plant Manager, regional plant controller and other members of the staff apprised of deviations, analyzing performance and bringing best practices to the plant. This position must have a deep understand of the current plant performance and make recommendations with quantifications to improve the financial performance of this location.



  • Assist all financial functions within the manufacturing and distribution facilities including payroll, AP, purchasing receiving, production, shipping and inventory control. Validate accuracy of all P&L and balance sheet accounts.

  • Maintain current control environment and company policy compliance

  • Safeguard company assets via routine cycle count program, periodic physical inventory, and fixed asset controls.

  • Coordinates the preparation of expenditure requests (CERs) and actively works with the project managers of CERs to quantify acceptable levels of investment and financial returns. Monitors capital project spending and is responsible for closing capital projects on a timely basis. Maintains the integrity of the location’s fixed asset ledger by working with the shared services department.

Performance Management:

  • Work with plant controller or regional plant controller to provide sound financial advice

  • Works with all levels of plant and divisional personnel on issues including budgeting, assessment of cost reduction recommendations and comparison of actual results to plan.

  • Coordinate the manufacturing and distribution annual financial planning process

  • Provide accurate monthly and quarterly forecasts of operating expenses and capex to enable management proper allocation of resources.

  • Prepare and validate weekly forecast of current month’s performance and provide monthly financial operating results, including variance explanations.

  • Monitors all spending and reports monthly, quarterly and annual results to management.

  • Maintain “checkbook” approach to monitor expenses and hit targets.

  • Assists Plant manager in evaluating performance and actions necessary to improve results. Prepare ad hoc reports as directed.

  • Supervises plant Finance staff.

  • Communicates closely with all department managers and supervisors to ensure positive outcomes.


  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Accounting or Finance.

  • 5 or more years of professional experience in Accounting and/or Finance with a company with multiple locations. Or minimum 2 years of financial/accounting experiences in manufacturing environment

  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrates high ethical behavior with unquestionable integrity and character.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Proficiency working with ERP systems, J.D. Edwards being a plus.

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.

Job Locations IA-Manchester | IA-Dubuque | IA-Oelwein | IA-Waterloo | IA-Cedar Rapids

Requisition ID 2020-2624

Category Accounting/Finance

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Address 913 South 10th Street

Postal Code 52057