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Manager – Global Financial Services & Systems - EMEA



Job Description

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
Location: EMEA Business Service Center in Budapest, Hungary 
Primary Functions:
Provide regional leadership and manage all activities and resources of the GFSS organization in EMEA to drive change in support of the execution of Eaton’s overall global strategy. The regional leader will provide key input into the overall global strategy and act as the focal point in region to drive that strategy forward by working across the GFSS organization, regional operations, and regional functional leaders to get proper input, alignment, and ensure execution.  The regional leader will also manage overall performance metrics and customer expectations for GFSS (including support provided within and outside the region) including the management of regionally based activities directly.
Essential Functions:
  • Active involvement in the development of the GFSS strategy including close coordination and input from regional business and functional leaders.
  • Build internal relationships (operational  and functional leadership) and external relationships (audit firms, suppliers and banking partners) to ensure alignment of strategies and goals. 
  • Identify functional needs of customers including corporate accounting, Internal Audit, Tax and Treasury and deliver solutions to further improve regional customer satisfaction:
  • Manage customer performance through regular reviews/interaction of GFSS performance
  • Drive improvements and actions plans to achieve desired world class results by working across the organization
  • Continually assess alternatives to improve overall delivery by optimizing scope to improve leverage and centralization
  • Ensure close coordination of these activities with supporting centers and GFSS leadership
  • Manage cross functional initiatives which contributed to overall Eaton Goals
  • Execute key facets of Eaton Business System in region and responsible for maintaining and improving the maturity level in region
  • Development and execution of short term and long term regional objectives aligned to global strategy, including:
  • Develop annual operating and performance measurement plans that align resources with regional and corporate goals and objectives. Establish monitoring mechanisms to identify areas both for improvement and recognition.
  • Management of regionally based support activities in Budapest, Hungary and Glasgow, UK and coordination of support activities in Pune service center.
  • Drive deployment of global technology solutions in region and support the development and deployment of regionally specific solutions.
  • Implement end to end accounting services in conjunction with support centers to all operational and corporate ledgers and deliver efficiency and operational improvements to allow operations to focus on business management
  • Provide input and ideas to improve the results and service within the region. Promote and drive standardized global processes across EMEA region.
  • Build organizational capability and foster employee involvement in continuous improvement efforts, through empowering teams and team members to be decision makers.
  • Drive focus on internal control, compliance & ethics in region:
  • Promote and maintain an effective Internal Control environment that supports compliance with both US GAAP and all local & statutory requirements in all countries GFSS is supporting.  This includes compliance with all of the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Ensure integrity and accuracy of all information reported to internal and external customers. Promote quality culture within the ISSC - Suzhou by focusing on reducing cycle times and costs of non-conformance.
  • Ensure that ethical standards are maintained in a manner that accrues maximum benefit to Eaton across supported areas


  • Accounting degree or international equivalent
  • 7 plus years of financial management experience
  • Experience at a Multi-National Corporation
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work across numerous cultural and legal boundaries
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP, familiar with various international accounting practices
  • Experience in managing a Shared Service organization (preferred)
  • Exposure to SOX and similar regulations
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication (including presentation) skills
  • Knowledge and experience with multiple European statutory and legal requirements
  • Operational acumen and ability to relate to business objectives
  • Hands on experience with both SAP and Oracle environments preferable
What Eaton offers:
  • Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us
  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team
  • 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.
About Eaton:
Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. At Eaton, we see things differently.
We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you.
For more information, visit

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: 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: 047637