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Finance Director

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Finance/Accounting

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Job Description

Eaton Corporation’s Industrial Controls Division (ICD) has an opening for a  Finance Director 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.

 

 

 

The Finance Director provides strategic, analytical, and tactical leadership and support to the ICD Division VP/GM and CPD VP of Operations, as well as Business and Plant Controllers to maximize profitable growth, and conform to corporate financial policies, legal requirements and GAAP.  The position manages all financial aspects for the division, including monthly financial reporting, financial forecasts and plans, strategic financial plans, financial decision modeling and analysis, financial policies and procedures, and provides advice and counsel to the division leadership team and finance function. This position reports directly to the Vice President – Finance, Controls and Protection Division (CPD).

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Support the division VP/GM and VP Ops with the financial and operational analysis, and partner with their teams in achieving objectives.

  • Assure the existence and competency of financial systems and procedures to comply with GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, and corporate policies and procedures to guarantee the integrity of financial reporting.

  • Drive financial process and systems improvements to insure the integrity of financial results and to improve efficiencies.

  • Provide guidance and support in the consolidation, reporting and analysis of monthly results and forecasts, including appropriate commentary to the Division, Group, Sector and Corporate leadership teams.  Highlight areas of concern and recommend improvement actions. 

  • Perform special analyses to support strategic business decision making. This can include financial analysis in support of strategic initiatives, capital investments, changing business models, acquisition activity, make vs. buy analysis, pricing models, etc.

  • Recommend, review and provide input to Corporate and Sector on changes to Financial Policies and Procedures.  Lead the development of ICD specific policies where required.

  • Lead the division profit planning process to orchestrate the efforts of the business and plants planning teams to develop a solid plan with all required presentation materials for Group and Sector review.  Support the preparation of the Strategic Plan financials.

  • Interface actively with the business and plant finance leaders, division, group,  sector and corporate finance teams (tax, audit, treasury, etc), CPD and ICD Senior Leadership Team. 

  • Leads the monthly operating reviews with the ICD and CPD Senior Leadership Team and Electrical Sector Leadership.  Prepare the quarterly fluctuation analysis for E&Y.

  • Work with Corporate Treasury to drive improvements to ICD currency and commodity hedging results.

  • Provide leadership to the ICD finance organization in recruiting and developing top talent.   Coach and mentor high potentials within the organization.

  • Evaluates capital appropriation request and works with the businesses and plants to ensure documents meet all Corporate requirements and clearly articulate capital requirements and associated benefits to the organization


Qualifications

 

·        Basic Qualifications:

·        Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance or Business Administration from an accredited institution

·        Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in finance

·        Ability to work in the US without company sponsorship

 

·        Preferred Qualifications:

·        Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or business and/or CPA

·        Proven managerial capability

·        Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication and leadership skills
Ability to operate across, and influence within a complex matrixed organizational structure

·        Thorough knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and concepts, including pronouncements of external regulatory bodies such as Financial Accounting Standards Board, SEC, IRS, IASB, etc. 
Broad experience with an internal controls environment including knowledge or GAAP an Sarbanes Oxley requirements. 

·        Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial and operation analyses/reports. 

·        Broad general business knowledge/acumen. 
Proven experience in budget preparation and budget presentation skills. 

·        Working knowledge of financial and ERP systems (SAP/Oracle) with ability to interpret and reconcile multiple systems inputs/outputs.

·        Working knowledge of sourcing and manufacturing practices and performance measurement followed by Operations personnel. 
Proven ability to create, promote and sustain a high-performance culture.  Continuously raises the performance bar for the finance organization. 

·        Ability to upgrade the organization through the infusion of top talent, through both the selection of new employees and the development of current employees.  Capable of evaluating talent and building organizational capability.  Strong Mentoring and coaching skills.  

·        Effectively drives and manages change, challenges the status quo and champions new and innovative ideas. 

·        Demonstrates professional presence, communicates articulately and confidently.   
Exhibits managerial courage in defending a position and handling conflict.   

·        Effectively leverages functional and cross-functional resources to solve problems, improve processes and meet objectives.   

·        Acts as a business partner and provides thought leadership.     

 

·        Leadership Competencies:

·        Creates, promotes and sustains a high-performance culture.  Continuously raises the performance bar for the finance organization.

·        Actively upgrades the organization through the infusion of top talent, through both the selection of new employees and the development of current employees. Must be capable of evaluating talent and building organizational capability.  Requires good mentoring and coaching skills.

·        Continuously re-assesses the organization’s skills, competencies and abilities to meet the business needs and drive results.

·        Effectively drives and manages change, challenges the status quo and champions new and innovative ideas. 

·        Demonstrates professional presence, communicates articulately and confidently.

·        Exhibits managerial courage in defending a position and handling conflict.

·        Effectively leverages functional and cross-functional resources to solve problems, improve processes and meet objectives.

·        Acts as a business partner – sees the big picture – provides broad thought leadership.

 


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Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CPD ICD Industrial Controls Division

Job Level: Executive
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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 071000