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Senior Accountant

Port Coquitlam, Canada


Job Description

Eaton Corporation’s eMobility Division has an opening within our Wireless group for a Senior Accountant located in Port Coquitlam, BC Canada.
Position Overview :
As the Senior Accountant you will be responsible for executing various accounting functions and improving global accounting processes and controls to drive and deliver shareholder value. You will drive the accounting needs for the Wireless division and report out to the Wireless Controller and Division Finance leadership.
The Senior Accountant supports all accounting functions of the site, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank, capital asset /inventory management, general ledger, month end close, reconciliations, month and year end close.  
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 prepare and enter journal entries including all Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable entries.
  • You will maintain and reconcile ledgers, reports and accounting records.
  • You will assist in the preparation of complete, accurate and timely monthly and annual financial statements and reports for management staff, Finance managers, external auditors and financial institutions.
  • You will reconcile the financial data between SAP and local ERP; preparing accurate and timely monthly reports/analysis, RSD schedules, account reconciliations, forecast and commentary
  • You will reconcile bank accounts to general ledger and analyze discrepancies to make appropriate corrections.
  • You will reconcile fixed assets, prepaid assets and accrued expenses on a monthly basis.
  • You will assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the activities of the Finance department. Ensure we are in compliance and with strong financial controls and support needs of greater Division Finance team.
  • You will perform Adhoc financial analyses supporting Division Finance department and budget owners.
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:
  • University degree in accounting or business from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3 years of accounting experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel) experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum 4 years of accounting experience within the manufacturing and/or technology industry
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and/ or MBA preferred 
  • Experience using SAP, Longview, Syteline, and People Soft/ Oracle
  • Knowledge of Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)
Position Criteria:
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to operate with high regard to accuracy, integrity, trust, and confidentiality
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize numerous time critical tasks and assignments
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a variety of business functions
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong drive for results
  • Strong written and verbal interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills, intellectual rigor and problem-solving capability
  • High customer focus, should be able to gauge the needs of a variety of internal customers and adapt delivery style or level of detail as appropriate
  • Strong attention to detail, personally committed to high work quality and able to learn from mistakes
  • Intermediate to expert level proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

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 – Canada
Organization: VEH EMB eMobility

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: 059803