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Accounting Manager

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Product Group is seeking an Accounting Manager and for its Industrial Controls Division.

Eaton Corporation’s Industrial Controls Division (ICD) has an opening for an Accounting  Manager, located in Menomonee Falls, WI.  This position will reside in the divisional headquarters building, which houses engineering for multiple product lines as well as marketing, sales, finance, and R&D.  The facility was built in 2012 and boasts an open office layout surrounded by large windows, as well as 50,000+ square feet of onsite state-of-the-art laboratory space, an onsite fitness center, basketball court, Ping-Pong, employee lounge, and grill & patio. With eight Eaton facilities and more than 1600 employees located in Southeastern Wisconsin, Eaton’s local footprint enables our employees with state of the art laboratories and access to manufacturing, all while providing ample opportunities for development and career growth within region.

Position Overview :
The Accounting Manager provides strategic, analytical, and tactical leadership and support to the Commercial and Engineering teams. As well as supporting the Plant Controllers to conform to corporate financial policies, legal requirements and GAAP.  The position manages key financial aspects for the Headquarters of the Industrial Control Division, including monthly financial reporting, financial close, forecast and annual profit plan, financial analysis, financial policies and procedures, functional excellence. This position reports directly to the Director – Finance, Industrial Controls 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 ensure ongoing compliance with Sox and GAAP and the maintenance of a strong internal control environment
  • You will support Corporate Tax initiatives and audits
  • You will manage Divisional transfer pricing strategies for new product launches and ensure compliance with Corporate guidelines
  • You will support plant finance teams and Division leadership on an adhoc basis
  • You will perform 2nd level balance sheet reviews for selected sites
  • You will be responsible for the profit planning and forecasting of the Headquarters support budgets totaling $35M
  • You will coordinate Research and Development budgets with remote engineering teams (China and India)
  • You will provide input and guidance to Commercial and Engineering teams in the preparation of New Product Business Opportunities and Capital Investment proposals
  • You will act as Finance Gatekeeper during Project Reviews
  • You will build the organizational capacity of the ICD finance team
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 in Finance, Accounting, or Business from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 7 years financial experience
  • Minimum 4 years experience within a manufacturing organization
  • Must be authorized to work in the us without company sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited organization
  • Minimum of 7 years financial experience within a manufacturing organization
  • Working knowledge of Oracle
Position Criteria:
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to operate across, and influence within , a complex matrixed global organizational structure
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and concepts
  • Broad general business knowledge

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 ICD Industrial Controls Division

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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 064107