Eaton Leadership Development Program: Accounting & Finance

Job Description

We make what matters work.

At Eaton, we believe that power, whether it’s electrical, hydraulic or mechanical power -- is a fundamental part of people’s lives. Technology, transportation, energy and infrastructure—these are things the world relies on every day. That’s why  we are dedicated to helping our customers across the world find new ways to manage power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. And we’re committed to improving people’s lives, the communities where we live and work, and the planet our future generations will depend on. Because that’s what really matters–and  we’re here to make sure it works.


While our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services, our culture and what we value can be represented in six essential leadership attributes expected of all Eaton employees.

  • We’re ethical -- we play by the rules and act with integrity.

  • We’re passionate -- we care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.

  • We’re accountable -- we seek responsibility and take ownership. We  do what we say.

  • We’re efficient -- we value speed and simplicity.

  • We’re transparent -- we say what we think. We make it okay to disagree.

  • We learn – we are curious, adaptable, and willing to teach what we know.

You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world challenges while developing the skills required to lead at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers.


What sets our Early Talent Programs apart:
  • Each individual’s development experience is customized to help participants reach their potential; no two participants will have the same experience or set of roles throughout the program. The majority of participants will work in multiple locations and businesses.

  • Participants receive cross-functional exposure. They have opportunities to build their skills and try on different roles early in their career, ultimately maximizing their potential for consideration for a variety of future roles.

  • By keeping our programs small and selective, we are able to make hiring decisions based on each candidate’s unique skill set and high potential.

  • The opportunity to learn from senior leaders is a part of the fabric of every experience.

Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?


About Eaton:

As a  power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion, Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. We have  approximately 99,000 employees across the world, and sell products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Position Overview:

The Eaton Leadership Development Program – Accounting & Finance is a three-year rotational program intended to develop leadership skills and increased responsibility throughout each rotation cycle.


This program provides the participants exposure to Eaton’s accounting and finance function and offers each individual the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of operations accounting, financial analysis & planning,  and business acumen of several of Eaton’s businesses.


As a participant in the program, you will complete three one-year assignments at different US locations which will give you the hands-on experience to get started in your career. These assignments include working in manufacturing accounting in a plant with a strong focus on cost accounting, financial accounting in a business group or division headquarters, and other roles such as internal audit, group compliance or technical reporting and analysis.

After completion of the program, your experience and newly acquired skills should qualify you for finance and accounting leadership roles in Eaton’s operations.


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements):

  • Currently possess or will have obtained a bachelors or master’s degree in business with a major in Accounting from an accredited institution, with graduation no later than August 2020
  • OR Currently possess or will have obtained a bachelors in business with a major in Finance from an accredited institution with graduation no later than August 2020
  • Finance majors must achieve 12 credit hours in Accounting by time of graduation
  • Minimum of one internship or co-op experience completed at the time of this application

  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher (please do not round)

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship

  • Geographical flexibility to relocate within the United States for the duration of the Development Program
  • Geographical flexibility to relocate within the United States following the conclusion of the Leadership Development Program
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters in Accountancy

  • Working toward CPA or CMA accreditation
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (please do not round)

  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and/or the community

  • Highly self-motivated and a strong desire to achieve results
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 
Position Criteria:
  • This role may include travel (up to 25%) within a local region and internationally as determined by the Finance and Accounting assignment manager.

To Apply: In addition to applying through the campus system, interested candidates must apply to www.eaton.com/careers in order to be considered for this opportunity.

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: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Entry Level
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