Eaton Careers

Global Operations Controller

Tualatin, Oregon


Job Description

Eaton’s eMobility segment is currently seeking an Global Operations Controller to join our dynamic and entrepreneurial team.  This position will be based at our Tualatin Oregon facility.  
We're excited about the opportunities the emerging electrified vehicle market is creating for our business! Eaton’s new eMobility segment combines our deep expertise in vehicle and electric power to deliver a wide range of electrical and hybrid solutions for on- and off-road electrified vehicles. 
Position Overview:
The Global Operations Controller provides strategic, analytical, and tactical leadership and support to the eMobility operations. As well as provided business partnership to Operations Leadership and Plant Controllers to maximize profitable growth, and conform to corporate financial policies, legal requirements and GAAP.  The position manages key financial aspects for the segment, including monthly financial reporting, financial close, forecast and annual profit plan, financial analysis, financial policies and procedures, functional excellence. This position reports directly to the Director – Finance, eMobility.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Support the eMobility leadership team with the financial and operational analysis, and partner with VP/GM of Operations to achieve plan and operational objectives.
  • Assure the existence and competency of financial systems and procedures to comply with GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, and corporate policies and procedures to guarantee the integrity of financial reporting.
  • Drive financial process and systems improvements to insure the integrity of financial results and to improve efficiencies.
  • Provide guidance and support in the consolidation, reporting and analysis of monthly results and forecasts, including appropriate commentary for the eMobility segment to Sector and Corporate leadership teams.  Highlight areas of concern and recommend improvement actions. 
  • Evaluates capital appropriation request and works with the businesses and plants to ensure documents meet all Corporate requirements and clearly articulate capital requirements and associated benefits to the organization.
  • Perform special analysis to support business decision making. This can include financial analysis in support of capital investments, operational improvements, operational business models, make vs. buy analysis, etc.
  • Coordinate financial planning and reporting activities for “Distribution / pass-through” entities with Finance peers across other operating business units and segments.
  • Recommend, review and provide input to Corporate and Sector on changes to Financial Policies and Procedures.  Lead the development of eMobility specific policies where required.
  • Lead the segment profit planning process to orchestrate the efforts of the business and plants planning teams to develop a solid plan with all required presentation materials for Group and Sector review.
  • Interface actively with the plant finance, sector finance and corporate finance teams (tax, audit, treasury, shared service centers, etc) to drive functional excellence improvement and initiatives. 
  • Supports the monthly operating reviews with the eMobility Senior Leadership Team and Industrial Sector Leadership.  Prepare the quarterly fluctuation analysis for E&Y.
  • Work with Corporate Treasury to drive improvements to eMobility currency and commodity hedging results.
  • Provide leadership to the eMobility finance organization in recruiting and developing top talent.   Coach and mentor high potentials within the organization.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 10 years financial experience within manufacturing organizations. 
  • Minimum of 3 years managing a team.
Preferred Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution.
  • Working knowledge of SAP and/or Oracle. 
Position Criteria:
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to operate across, and influence within, a complex matrixed global organizational structure
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and concepts.
  • Pronouncements of external regulatory bodies, such as Financial Accounting Standards Board, SEC, IRS, IASB, etc.
  • International experience across financial disciplines, i.e., tax strategies, transfer pricing, currency hedging, statutory reporting, legal entity implications, etc.
    • Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial and operations analyses/reports.
    • Broad general business knowledge.
    • Working knowledge of financial and ERP systems

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH EMB eMobility

Job Level: Director
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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 050476