Eaton Careers

Accounting Manager

Hicksville, New York


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Sector has an opening for an Accounting Manager in the Lighting Division. This position is based in Hicksville, NY.


Position Overview :

 Prepare the annual profit plan by gathering inputs from product marketing, production and F&A budget holders.  Prepare presentations to executive management.

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:
  • Analyze operational and financial data, investigate variances, identify business drivers, and evaluate their impact on planned objectives.

  • Track and maintain cost savings projects and economic trends.  Develop cost savings metrics and review progress with project owners.

  • Interface with budget holders in providing budget reports and forecasts on a monthly basis. 
    Serve as financial business partner to operational  leaders.

  • Manage the monthly financial processes, to include month-end closing and complete forecasting.

  • Ensures accurate and timely recording of operating results.  Provide information and assistance to other departments within the organization regarding these financial results and advise to management.

  • Prepare and review Sarbanes-Oxley documentation along with improving financial and business practices.

  • Responsible for balance sheet integrity.  Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are completed and proper reviews take place.

  • Manage Inventory control program. Provide oversight to cycle count process.


Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges


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:

  • BA/BS degree in Finance or Accounting or related field from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum 5 Years of professional work experience in finance.

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

  • No relocation benefits provided; candidate must reside within a 55 miles radius of the work location.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with internal and external Audits.
  • Experience in cost accounting, financial planning, and forecast.

  • Understanding of US GAAP.
  • System skills/experience desired: SAP (G/L, AP, Fixed Assets).

Position Criteria:
  • Ability to think strategically and see big picture in dynamic business environment.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team; to communicate articulately, confidently, and professionally across many levels organization levels and functions.

  • Highly motivated, works with a sense of urgency, driven to add value and deliver results.

  • Attentive to detail, personally committed to work quality and able to learn from mistakes.

  • Ethical, operates with high regard to integrity and trust.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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 LD Lighting 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?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 064839