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Accounting Manager

Peachtree City, Georgia


Job Description

Eaton Corporation has an opening for an Accounting Manager within the Lighting division. This position is based at our Peachtree City, GA location.


Position Overview:
Under minimal direction of Director of Accounting and Reporting, this position will focus on ensuring accuracy and consistency of critical accounting areas within the Lighting Division.  This position will maintain division accounting records and assist remote locations in the use and enhancement of the general ledger system.  The Accounting Manager provides technical competency to ensure compliance with corporate financial policies, legal requirements, SOX and GAAP.  This individual is responsible for process improvements within the division, creating and implementing procedures to improve the internal control environment, and streamlining efforts to provide increased transparency of financial results.

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 financial integrity and internal controls are intact through the deployment of financial tools, GAAP, and Sarbanes Oxley.

  • Responsible for critical balance sheet reserves and other complex accounting areas.

  • Interpret financial policies and complex US GAAP accounting issues and provide clear and concise guidance on application and account usage to accounting and finance contacts globally.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with various functions to provide accounting support including month end transactional activity, preparation and approval of account reconciliations and other ad-hoc requests as assigned.

  • Participate in and lead special projects and implement process improvements to help drive efficiencies in the accounting and finance organization.


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 accounting from an accredited institution

  • Minimum five (5) years of accounting or finance work experience

  • No relocation is offered for this position. All candidates must currently reside within 50 miles of Peachtree city, GA to be considered.

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA and/or Graduate degree in business, finance, or accounting from an accredited institution

  • Two years' experience in public accounting

  • Two years' experience working in a large, global manufacturing organization

  • Experience with financial systems such as SAP, HFM, and Longview

Position Criteria:
  • Ability to express the complex in simple, easy to grasp ways, verbally and in writing

  • Curious, inquisitive, and comfortable challenging the status quo

  • Ability to easily work with a diverse set of people to get things done with and through others

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Working knowledge of GAAP

  • Highly developed strategic/analytical thinking


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: Team Leader/Supervisor
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: 068472