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Senior Cost Accountant

Horseheads, New York


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Product Group  has an opening for a Senior Cost Accountant in the Power Components Division.  This position is based in Horseheads, NY.
Position Overview :
The Senior Cost Accountant will develop, analyze, prepare, and submit cost accounting, general accounting and financial planning information in accordance with required deadlines and corporate policies.
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 develop, analyze, prepare, and submit cost accounting, general accounting and financial planning information in accordance with required deadlines and corporate policies.  
  • You will reconcile balance sheet accounts in a timely manner.
  • You will prepare a variety of journal entries for input in the corporate general ledger system.
  • You will analyze general ledger accounts, as necessary.
  • You will complete Month End close and all associated schedules/commentaries per Division established time periods.
  • You will implement standard costing rates and modifies standards, as necessary.
  • You will coordinate annual inventory. Obtains quarterly off-site inventory counts if applicable.  Prepares variance analysis, variance reconciliation reports and required corporate Physical Count reporting.
  • You will coordinate cost information for annual cost revision.
  • You will develop and report annual LIFO information.
  • You will maintain current and standard cost information in manufacturing system.
  • You will be responsible for updating yearly burden rates, S&O, and Warranty Tac-on templates.
  • You will be an active member of the Inventory Accuracy Team.  Assist in variance investigation and provides corrective action suggestions.
  • You will update and analyze Material Price Variance report.
  • You will reconcile, investigate, and close open inventory balances on aged manufacturing orders.     
  • You will develop sales and cost of sales detail for the monthly forecast process in a timely manner.
  • You will be responsible for the timely completion of monthly sales and cost of sales detail for forecast. 
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 or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years accounting experience. 
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and corporate financial systems. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel and Word highly recommended. 
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems helpful.

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 CPD PCD Power Components Division

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: 063479