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Financial Analyst

Wadeville, South Africa


Job Description

A.    Assistance in completing monthly closing and forecasting processes including coordination with sales controllers, variance analysis and commentary packages

B.    Assistance & support in Project accounting, Project cost & margin analysis, WIP review and product costing & price.

C.    Support in preparation of the annual profit plan & strategic plan

D.    Coordinate, interpret and respond to ad-hoc financial requests within division

E.    Analyze monthly reports for the South African organization

F.     Assistance in preparation of management presentations (Operations reviews, Profit plan etc.)

G.    Support and propose various initiatives to reduce complexity, standardize and improve efficiency of

the financial processes

H.    Additional ad-hoc analysis and project as necessary

I.      Promote good financial stewardship by helping control costs, driving forecast accuracy, driving balance sheet integrity and ensuring proper controls are in place.


  • Recognized Management Accounting/Finance Degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Minimum 5 years accounting or financial analysis experience in business (may include articles), functional controlling or analysis – an international, diversified industrial company and knowledge of US GAAP accounting preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills to interpret and relate financial data so that resulting comments describe the key risks and drivers
  • Eager and able to develop into future financial positions within the organization
  • Proficiency with MS-Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Systems knowledge SysPro (preferred but not essential)
  • Good communication skills in English are required
  • Logical in approach & application
  • Work well under pressure and be good at managing multiple tasks within demanding timelines
  • Eager to work in a dynamic and complex organization
  • High level of enthusiasm with a “can-do” attitude
  • Passion for business and ability to drive change

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: Africa

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?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 057580