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Accounting Manager

Redditch, United Kingdom


Job Description

Eaton's Aerospace business has an opening for:
Accounting Manager
location: Lakeside, UK
The Lakeside facility with 150 employees is a global supplier of high quality, conveyance components and systems for the aerospace and defense industry.
This role directs all accounting activities within the MfgPro environment in accordance with corporate and division policies and procedures. Oversees general accounting, cost accounting and budgeting.  Performs specialized analysis to support complex business decisions by plant management. Ensures compliance requirements are upheld. Act as a business partner to other functions in order to help improve results as part of a  continuous improvement philosophy.
Accounting Manager manages team of 3 people and reports to Plant Controller.
Essential Functions:
  • Mentor and contribute to the development of other Finance team members including goal setting and performance review
  • Prepare monthly forecasts and annual profit plan for 2 ledgers
  • Review variances to forecast and profit plan and provide explanations and advice to management on achieving targets
  • Maintain a strong control environment, within Finance and other functions. Co-ordinate monthly balance sheet reviews with finance team, SOX compliance and ensuring adherence to Eaton policies within and outside of the Finance function in order to safeguard Eaton’s assets
  • Supervise month-end closing activities and ensure close is completed within deadlines whilst maintaining and improving the culture of no surprises and SOX compliance
  • Provide meaningful and on time financial reporting
  • Provide financial leadership and mentoring to other functions
  • Ensure the standard costing system is accurately maintained and variances understood, drive operational performance improvements with cost information and results
  • Work in partnership with Shared Services in order to manage & improve processes in Working Capital Management
  • Ensure compliance to indirect tax rules & regulations including VAT & Customs Duty
  • Support Lean activities to ensure optimum efficiencies are achieved, cost out opportunities identified, and financial impact accurately recorded 
  • Exert strong controls over inventory and E&O, including standard cost updates, physical inventory verification, periodic cycle counts, etc. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Chartered or  Certified  Accountant (CIMA)
  • Sound working knowledge of GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and local statutory requirements
  • Knowledge & understanding of Corp, region/division and plant reporting policies  
  • Technical capability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial and operational data/reports
  • Superior analytical and thinking skills; Intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability
  • Understanding of global business issues, including foreign currency impacts, effective hedging          protocols and local customs, VAT and duty requirements      
  • Previous experience of accounting  in a manufacturing environment including cost accounting exposure within an ERP system
  • Experience of working in partnership with a Shared Service Centre would be advantageous
What Eaton offers:
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us
  • Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development
  • Culture & Values - at Eaton, our values and culture define who we are
  • Inclusion & Diversity - openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully
  • Wellness - Wellness at Eaton is more than a program, it’s about changing the environment by offering the right tools to help empower employees to make that happen
About Eaton:
Eaton is a power management company with 2016 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 and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit
Eaton is a world leader and premier innovator in aerospace. Eaton designs, manufactures and integrates the industry’s most advanced products and technologies for hydraulic systems, fuel and inverting systems, motion control and engine solutions, propulsion sub-systems and cockpit interface and circuit protection applications for commercial and military programs. Eaton’s comprehensive portfolio of components consistently sets the industry standard for engineering excellence, resulting in superior systems design and integration capability. These products power hundreds of military and commercial aircraft platforms with a focus on improved reliability, weight reduction and fuel efficiency. For more information, visit and

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: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Manager
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: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 046040