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Industrial Financial Plant Controller

South Africa


Job Description

  • Develop, control and maintain adequate product costing systems for valuation and cost estimating activities.

  • Direct ongoing audit and analysis of account balances to ensure and maintain integrity of plant general ledger and its supporting sub-systems. 

  • Assess adequacy of reserves and overall financial reporting.

  • Establish, monitor and maintain a system of internal controls that safeguards company asset and provides for integrity and propriety of financial transactions and activities.

  • Compliance with corporate policy, including SOX and internal audit. Business partnering with country countroller for statutory compliance for annual tax schedules and Ernst & Young Audits.

  • Manage hiring, training and development of plant financial staff. 

  • Establish a work environment that encourages individual career development and growth in order to provide adequate and qualified financial professionals opportunity for advancement.     

  • Ensure all finance responsibilities are defined and communicated throughout the plant with specific responsibilities and appropriate timing. 

  • Ensures the deployment of finance standard work.




  • Minimum: BCom Finance; or CIMA is an advantage
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Finance in a plant environment/Shared Services experience is essential
  • Full Generalist function encompassing all finance disciplines in a plant environment
  • Must be able to communicate with employees at all levels, Great team player, Multitasking, Analytical and problem solving skill
  • US GAAP and local Statutory compliance

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 066105