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Lead Accounting Analyst

Windsor, Connecticut


Job Description

Eaton is seeking a Lead Accounting Analyst and for its  The Lead Accounting Analyst position will be located in Windsor, CT .
Position Overview :
Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Airport Lighting Products' systems comprise a wide range of solutions, applications, and products for critical airfield operational elements. An innovative leader in airport lighting, Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Airport Lighting Products (ALP) expects excellence when responding to the demands of the industry - light by light, airport by airport - all across the world. Our products respond not only to the changing demands of our customers, but also the global shift toward computerized control and monitoring of lighting systems. With an eye to the future, Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Airport Lighting Products illuminates the way.
We are seeking a Lead Accounting Analyst to complete a variety of accounting functions with a primary focus on reporting the businesses financial results and position accurately and timely.  Additionally, the position requires management of the capital authorization and expenditure process, accounts payable and receivable oversight, business forecasting, reporting and variance analysis, as well as cost accounting.
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 Functions:
  • You will identify and resolve financial accounting issues.  This includes the ability to assess when an issue should be raised to the Controller.  In addition, a continuous focus on process improvement is expected.
  • You will help to ensure the accurate and timely consolidation and reporting of financial results and position each month end. 
  • You will prepare, review and analyze financial forecasts and operating budgets.
  • You will monitor fixed asset accounting and Capital Expenditure process.  Present real-time analysis and summaries directly to Senior Management within ALP. 
  • You will manage Product Costing for new and legacy products. Ensure accuracy, consistency, and timeliness of process.
  • You will implement and monitor controls, process improvement, and procedure development and enforcement on an ongoing basis, in conjunction with the Controller.
  • You will prepare Monthly Balance Sheet account reconciliation to be reviewed by BU Controller
  • You will monitor and work with internal and external stakeholders to resolve AR and AP credit issues impacting operations
  • You will  prepare assigned monthly journal entries, and special entries as required by the BU Controller.
  • You will prepare and Publish Daily, weekly and monthly financial reporting for internal and divisional requirements on time and accurately.
  • You will recommend and implement enhanced methodologies and procedures to improve financial reporting and management processes
  • You will complete ad hoc accounting assignments as requested, often complex and confidential in nature.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique,  we- as individuals and as a company – are stronger.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years of financial analysis or accounting experience
  • Must be able to work in the United States without Company sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Detail-oriented
  • Extensive knowledge of US GAAP and understanding of international business
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities against multiple deadlines
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to lead people within the group and across multiple functions
  • Ability to communicate and present to senior level and executive management
  • Ability to identify and implement standard work procedures and best practices
  • Strong understanding of financial statements and application of accounting principles
Position Criteria:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, Business or Economics
  • MBA from an accredited institution
  • Financial analysis experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with SAP, Business Warehouse, Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM)
  • Experience at a manufacturing plant with cost accounting experience
  • Experience within a multi-national organization

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: EPG CHD ALP Airport Lighting Products

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

Requisition ID: 056951