Exide Technologies

  • Senior Director, Controller - Americas

    Job Locations US-GA-Milton
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Senior Director, Controller- Americas is responsible for the regional accounting, financial systems, non-producing properties  and shared services functions for Exide’s operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The position is responsible for following global accounting policies and establishing proper procedures, including maintaining a strong system of internal controls that provide reasonable assurance that the books and records of the region are closed and maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.


    As a valued member of the Americas leadership team, demonstrates the Exide values at the highest level: integrity, accountability, quality, safety, courage and customer service.


    • Reports to VP Finance, Americas with responsibility for Divisional Accounting, Shared Services, Non-operating Assets and Divisional Financial Systems.   
    • Establishes and maintains a system of internal controls over accounting and regional financial reporting, with a high degree of integrity
    • Oversees the accounting function in the Americas under the leadership of the Director of Accounting ensuring the global finance policies and proper accounting principles are followed including hiring of competent accountants with technical expertise and keeping the Corporate Controller’s group informed of all material, complex events and significant accounting impacting transactions
    • Works closely with colleagues in Finance to leverage a cooperative and effective team approach to identifying and resolving issues on a proactive basis as issues arise, coordinating effectively with the CFO, Corporate Controller, Tax, Internal Audit, Financial Planning; Analysis, Treasury, Canadian accounting and finance management
    • Coordinates with finance management including VP Finance, Americas and CFO for an efficient and effective finance and accounting organization, including periodic reviews of personnel and organizational structure, assignment of routine and non-routine duties, follow-up management and evaluation of the effectiveness of the organization
    • Manages and appropriately delegates management of timely responses to service requests from other groups within the Company including certain Americas regional functions and corporate functions including CFO, Corporate accounting, tax and treasury group
    • Coordinates closely with the IT group on establishing appropriate software and hardware systems and support for accounting and business transactions, including internal controls associated with the ERP system.
    • Seeks to bring about and encourage cost-effective use of group resources by leveraging appropriate technologies, work methods and cross-functional task coordination


    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required. CPA certification preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years’ of applicable work experience and 10 years in a responsible
      supervision/management position and track record of successive advancement
    • Big Four accounting firm experience at manager or above level desired
    • Strong knowledge of management and cost accounting in a manufacturing environment, including production accounting, product costing and inventory accounting
    • Proven track record for timely and accurate closing of accounting periods and financial reports.
    • High level of expertise in understanding business processes and the articulation of accounting processes and controls; with the ability to direct creation and updates of appropriate policy and procedures documentation
    • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to draft and review financial reports, speak in front of groups and communicate effectively across business functions, units and cultures
    • Ability to proactively identify and understand transactions and events, and develop accounting solutions, including ability to produce timely and effective accounting estimates
    • Experience in identifying control weaknesses and implementing processes, which correct the deficiency.
    • A team player with personality traits that enable him/her to motivate and communicate with all levels of the professional and support staff
    • Must have a high level of integrity and the ability to exercise good judgment

    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.


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