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Plant Controller

Watertown, Wisconsin


Job Description

Eaton Corporation’s Electrical Product Group has an opening for a Plant Controller for the Industrial Controls Division. This position is based in Watertown, WI.
Position Overview :
The Plant Controller serves as the finance business partner to the plant management team, providing timely and accurate financial information and direction to drive management action. The Plant Controller is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the financial department and the various systems & processes within this discipline, ensuring compliance to corporate financial policies, GAAP, and legal requirements.
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Essential Functions:
  • You will manage all aspects of accounting with financial accountability for the Watertown plant
  • You will manage against the financial goals by providing comparison of performance to plans and developing insight on significant shortcomings.
  • You will ensure accurate and timely recording and reporting of operating results.
  • You will direct the development of the plant strategic plan and profit plan.
  • You will provide strategic direction and a strong business partnership with the various business unit managers and the leadership within Watertown.
  • You will analyze financial performance data and works closely with the Plant Manager to recommend actions and strategies pertinent to measured performance.
  • You will oversee the preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • You will actively be involved in the cost reduction opportunities for the plant.
  • You will analyze financial viability of plant capital expenditure programs
  • You will ensure the organization’s financial integrity and internal controls are intact, through the deployment of Eaton Financial tools, GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley.
  • You will apply concepts of lean environment to administrative functions within accounting as applicable.
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 business, finance or related field  from an accredited institution.
• Minimum of 5 years experience in accounting/finance within a manufacturing environment.
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a Master’s Degree preferred,
• 10 years in progressively responsible accounting/finance positions within a manufacturing environment.
•  Experience of managing and developing direct report (s)
Position Criteria:
  • Strong leadership abilities, experienced in working in a matrix managed environment.
  • Ability to lead others in a dynamic working environment with full focus upon continuous improvement.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Proven capability to lead change in a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects


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: 065998