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Senior Accountant (Italian Speaker)

Budapest, Hungary


Job Description

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 net sales of $19.7 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees in over 60 countries and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Senior Accountant - for Italy & Spain

The primary function of this role in Hungary is to assist the related Country Controller in ensuring its many & varied obligations are met including statutory financial statements, driving to improve & standardise country accounting processes (both corporate and business operations).


Essential Functions:

  • The role provides financial leadership on statutory accounting/audits, corporation income tax and indirect tax accounting for the countries.  The incumbent supports end to end process improvements projects, working with other process stakeholders to improve process efficiency, effectiveness and internal control.
  • Actively takes part in statutory financial statement preparation and reconciliation between local and US books.
  • This function will closely operate with various Corporate Departments (Tax, Treasury, Accounting, Legal, others), WHQ Global Financial Accounting teams, the International Shared Service Centres (ISSC), and Operating divisions in Country. Acts as a liaison with the Shared Service Centre and the ledgers in the country to ensure Oracle or SAP implementation and possible migration of transaction activities to the ISSC. 
  • Supports the Country Controller in ensuring all goals and targets associated with internal controls, internal auditing, external audit, statutory reporting and financial advice are met.  Responsible for ensuring compliance with Corporate Policy and legal requirements. This position is responsible for successful liaison among internal audit, WHQ/EHQ accounting, treasury, tax, legal and operations on matters involving both U.S. reporting and the differing local statutory accounting and tax compliance requirements.


  • 4-7 years of financial experience
  • Experience in finance/ accounting and auditing within a multinational (manufacturing) environment
  • Experience in preparation of statutory financial statements
  • Sound knowledge of US GAAP
  • Sound knowledge of SAP - ORACLE
  • Knowledge of Italian and/or Spanish statutory reporting requirements
  • Sound practical knowledge of corporate income tax /indirect taxes (FAS 109)
  • Able to work as part of a team, adhere to company standard processes, practices & policies
  • Strong professional presence
  • Excellent working knowledge of English
  • Fluency in Italian
  • Effective communication skill essential
  • Ability to operate and deliver independently without day to day supervision


  • Experience in deploying strategic change and building organizational capability
  • Fluency in Spanish


What Eaton offers:

  • Permanent contract in fast growing global company
  • Great promotional opportunities  – Eaton encourages internal promotion, whenever possible
  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day
  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 041146