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Plant Controller

Kearney, Nebraska


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Group is currently seeking a Plant Controller to join our team.


The Plant Controller is responsible for:


Coordinating and reviewing the accounting department’s daily routine of processing and reporting financial data.  To provide and analyze the plant financials to the leadership team.

In this role you will:
  • Champion and actively participate in the facilitation of the following initiatives for the facility:  Eaton Values, Ethics, Diversity, APEX, OCA, High Performance work teams and recognition programs (E-STAR).
  • Champion and actively participate in the following environmental health and safety initiatives:  MESH, ISO14001, and other safety / environmental programs established for the facility for a safe work environment. Ensures that all direct reports are trained in the applicable environmental, health and safety practices. As a member of the leadership team, acts as a champion for plant Safety.
  • Champion and actively participate in the following quality initiatives / programs: Eaton Quality System (EQS), TS16949, etc.
  • Collaborate in the development and execution of facility profit plan objectives, the High 5 metrics and other balanced scorecards.  Champions and actively participates in the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) and Eaton Business System (EBS).
  • Work with production teams to identify improvement opportunities.  Is more than a Controller, acts as a plant leader and sets the tone for the plants success.
  • Consistently apply generally accepted accounting principles and company policy to financial activity at the plant.
  • Control and safeguards the plant’s assets.
  • Proactively manage the plant’s Profit Plan and forecast to ensure the projects align to achieving our financial goals.

This position is based at our Kearney, NE facility.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field from an accredited institution.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting/finance field

  • A minimum of 2 years of leadership or managing direct reports experience.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in a Business related field, Accounting or Finance preferably.

  • CPA or CMA certified
  • Experience in a Manufacturing environment
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley

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Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH NAA North America Auto

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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 062407