Division Controller / Finance Director ICPD EMEA

Job Description

Eaton is 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. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.


Eaton’s Industrial Control and Protection Division (ICPD) Division has an opening for


Division Controller / Finance Director ICPD EMEA

Essential functions:

  • Coordinates all business level planning and reporting activities including monthly results, monthly rolling forecast, profit planning, strategic planning, and operating review requirements

  • Provides financial analysis, insight, interpretation, and communication to senior management of the responsible plants/product lines

  • Manages the processes to consolidate report and analyze monthly results, forecasts and plans. Review performance metrics with divisional and regional management. Analyzes financial forecasts and results to determine and recommend profit and/or cash flow improvement opportunities

  • Works as a key partner to the functional management team, identify and support analysis of new business scenarios including capacity analysis, footprint analysis and M&A impacts

  • Reviews the results & works with leadership in recommending & driving actions for improvement

  • Provides accurate and timely information to drive decision making as a result of interpretation of the financials and operating metrics. Uses this information in pursuing the division’s goals and objectives 

  • Ensures internal controls of the Division are properly maintained to be in compliance with GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and Corporate Policy and Ethics requirements. Conducts balance sheet reviews and reviews account reconciliations to ensure accuracy of stated balances. Ensures maintenance of proper accruals and reserves

  • Coordinates various financial analysis elements across commercial, engineering, and operational functions within the organization.  Responsible for preparing a number of ongoing internal analyses that provide divisional and corporate management with timely and pertinent financial information for planning and decision making.

  • Actively participates in key monthly business operating rhythm to help drive execution of our profit plan and longer term strategy.

  • Maintains high level of ethical standards and identifies and analyzes problem areas and recommend appropriate course of action.

  • 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.

  • Builds organizational capability by developing the broader financial acumen of the team through monthly operating rhythm, reporting, special projects and training.

  • Special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in finance and accounting discipline, thereof minimum of 7 years in management positions.

  • Ideal incumbent will have progressive work experience in industrial manufacturing and strong standard cost accounting skills (i.e. plant controller experience)

  • Experience in managing a geographically dispersed direct and indirect staff

  • Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial and operations analyses/reports

  • Intermediate to expert level proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Office.

  • Fluent in English is a must, German language skills would be a plus

  • MBA or Masters of Accounting

  • Systems skills/experience: SAP Financials, Encore

  • Strong financial reporting, analysis and presentation skills.

  • Experience in financial forecasting and budgeting.

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP and German GAAP.

  • Strong business acumen, strategic thinking capability

  • Holding Self and Others Accountable to results, Eaton’s Professional and Ethical Standards

  • Proven leadership capability, ability to build and develop teams, excellent communication skills


About Eaton:

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. At Eaton, we see things differently.

We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you.

Across Eaton we value the following attributes in our people and the successful incumbent will be expected to demonstrate these in their approach to their day to day work:

  • Transparency - We say what we think. We make it ok to disagree.
  • Accountability - We seek responsibility and take ownership. We do what we say.

  • Passionate - We care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.

  • Learner - We are curious, adaptable and willing to teach what we know.

  • Efficient - We value speed and simplicity.

  • Ethical - We play by the rules and act with integrity. We are proud of our actions.

For more information, visit www.eaton.com/careers 

Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening. – if applicable

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: ICPD

Job Level: Director
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