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Lead Cost Accountant

Los Angeles, California


Job Description

Eaton’s Fuel Motion Control Division within the Aerospace Group is seeking a Lead Cost Accountant. The Lead Cost Accountant will be based at our Los Angeles, CA facility. 


The Lead Cost Accountant is considered a key member of the plant finance team and is responsible for managing the finance activities which drive the financial performance of the Eaton Los Angeles plant. This role will be instrumental in maintaining cost accounting measures for the plant to capture, report and resolve manufacturing variances, and will be responsible for working with cross-functional teams to drive improvements into the manufacturing environment. Areas of focus for this role include reconciling sales at month end, maintaining processes to review BOMs and routers, setting and maintaining standard costing, supporting the plant annual physical inventory, assisting in financial audits and examining utilization and productivity metrics. This role will have a wide exposure to the business and is an excellent position for someone looking to develop a long-term career within Finance or Operations. 


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • You will develop and implement key metrics to achieve desired behaviors from business partners as well as reviewing utilization and productivity metrics for opportunities to improve the labor reporting process.
  • You will drive improvements into the plant cost environment through analysis and correction of manufacturing variances.
  • You will provides monthly examination and detail of key drivers for manufacturing variance to forecast.
  • You will performs month end close functions including journal entries and reconciliations as necessary.
  • You will set and maintain standard costing according to Eaton Financial policies as well as supporting the plant in physical inventory.
  • You will own and monitor key compliance reporting and controls.
  • You will support Accounting Manager and Controller with ad hoc analysis and projects.


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We are 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business from an accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in finance and accounting in a manufacturing environment 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:

  • Experience in a large manufacturing organization
  • Proven cross functional engagement or experience


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: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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: 054338