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Finance Manager

Plymouth, Minnesota


Job Description

Eaton Corporation’s Energy Automation Solutions Division is seeking a Finance Manager. This position is based in Plymouth, MN. 
About Energy Automation Solutions Division:
The Energy Automation Solutions division delivers intelligent energy solutions by combining power systems expertise with innovative technologies to help our customers generate, deliver, and manage energy safely, efficiently, and reliably. EAS provides a range of power delivery and reliability solutions that includes self-healing grid, communicating sensors, substation automation, system planning, advanced metering and demand response solutions designed to increase efficiency in  support of grid modernization. The EAS business primarily serves global utility customers and in some markets commercial industrial, and renewable energy markets. With a spirit of innovation crossing decades, EAS is proud of its ground-breaking innovations through customer collaboration, long-standing commitment to investing in R&D, and its market recognized  Yukon  and CYME Software Platforms. The technical skills, innovative thinking and the tireless dedication of our employees around the world are Eaton's greatest resources.
Position Summary:
This position serves as a key finance leader and business partner for the EAS Division US locations in Plymouth, MN, Rockville, MD and Franksville, WI. Reporting directly to the Division Controller, this position manages a team of two finance analysts.  This role is instrumental in support of the Division  Controller to ensure an adequate internal controls environment, including comprehensive account reconciliations and balance sheet reviews.  This role also leads development and analysis of forecasts and actual performance and operational metrics, including the annual profit planning process. This position supports the development of organizational capability within the Finance function by participating in the hiring and developing of finance personnel within the division. 
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 be responsible for consolidation of financial reporting for EAS Division
  • You will supervise of all US accounting functions and personnel
  • You will ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close along with reporting of all monthly results
  • You will review balance sheet reconciliations monthly, lead all core internal controls activities (including SOX compliance) and all requests from internal / external audit.
  • You will prepare and analyze of key performance indicators and metrics
  • You will partner with Production, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service groups to support business operations and maintain an accurate forecast process
  • You will identify opportunities for cost savings and process efficiencies
  • You will lead physical inventory process for approximately ten storage locations across the US and Mexico. 
  • You will lead the development of EAS US profit plan, and consolidation of the broader EAS plan.
  • You will assist in the preparation and justification of Capital Expenditure Requests
  •  You will support other special projects and duties as assigned by Division Controller
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique,  we- as individuals and as a company – are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3 years  work experience within accounting/finance
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.  
  • Relocation is not being offered for this position. Candidates must reside within a 50 mile-radius
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA from an accredited institution
  • CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and/or CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
  • SAP or Oracle experience
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office products, with strong Excel modeling skills
  • Experience in a leader of people role
  • Process Improvement experience
Position Criteria:
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Results orientated
  • Financially astute with experience managing budgets
  • Proven commitment to meeting deadlines and attention to detail

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 EAS Electrical Automation Solutions

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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 057441