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Senior Cost Accountant

Van Wert, Ohio


Job Description

Eaton’s  Fluid Conveyance Division within the Hydraulics Groups is seeking a Cost Accountant. The Cost Accountant will be based at our Van Wert, OH facility. 
Position Overview:
The Cost Accountant is responsible for presenting accurate financial results, maintain adequate internal controls, and drive results within the plant.  To promote and support the organizational vision by leading the organization to remain competitive, profitable, and continuously improving processes.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Key member in month end closing process preparing accurate and timely journal entries along with financial analysis of results.
  • Complete monthly account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare, analyze and action key financial reports within the organization
  • Co-ordinate, plan, & perform annual standard cost update; includes price list management, purchase part analysis, labor/burden studies, and freight/surcharge spend analysis
  • Assist in management of Physical Inventory for site and satellites
  • Perform financial audits and process checks of key internal controls
  • Maintain compliance with Sarbanes Oxley for financial reporting; includes annual design self-assessments for all processes within the plant & completing segregation of duties analysis to resolve conflicts or submit mitigating controls.
  • Key member of continuous improvement team representing finance
  • Cost out tracking and reporting
  • Ensure reconciliation between key financial systems and interfaces to maintain data integrity and accurate reporting
  • Complete financial analysis for potential capital projects and perform capital expenditure post audits
  • Prepare purchase price variances and usage variances reports
  • Provide financial support to manufacturing operations


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum of 2 years accounting experience is required.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or CPA/CMA preferred
  • Familiarity with CAS/FAR accounting rules and how they apply to government  contracts is preferred

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Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD FCV Fluid Conveyance Division

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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 043822