Exide Technologies

Plant Accountant

Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The position supports and assists the Plant Controller by auditing, updating and analyzing cost data to detect control deficiencies, liabilities, or non-compliance to controls.  They will assist in monthly closings, analysis of costs, and the preparation of the budget.


  • Responsible for plant accounting and reporting functions for Columbus IBC Manufacturing facilities.
  • Responsible for plant cost analysis, and scrap analysis.
  • Take active role in identifying manufacturing cost reduction and profit improvement opportunities.
  • Prepare and reconcile general ledger accounts and expense accruals;
  • Examine payroll, accounting, and financial information to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to procedural and reporting standards and report variances to the Plant Controller.
  • Maintain and improve administrative effectiveness in a cost-effective manner.
  • Responsible for production reporting; manufacturing, inventory and product costing; month end cutoffs, and accruals; accounts payable and capital project analysis.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate Fixed Assets records and preforming annual Fixed Asset Audit as directed by corporate.
  • Participate in training and development programs.
  • Responsible for the daily functions when Controller is out of the plant and backs up the accounts payable job functions for vacation coverage.
  • Follow quality, health and safety practices as they apply to work and the facility. 
  • Perform whatever other responsibilities and duties that are assigned by Controller.


Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Bachelor degree
  • 1-2 years manufacturing experience which could include an internship.


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.


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.


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—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 128 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now. History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is "the 128 Year Old Start-Up," and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.


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