Sr. Cost Accountant

Descripción del puesto

Eaton’s Truck division is currently seeking a Sr. Cost Accountant to join our team. This position is based at our San Luis Potosí facility.

The Sr. Cost Accountant is responsible as part of the finance/accounting group, this position is responsible for reporting & analyzing financial results. This person is expected to closely support of the operations and other functions (PLM’s, staff. supervisors, etc.), through timely and accurate to achieve and/or exceed financial goals. This position has indirect responsibility for ensuring financial accounting activities at the location are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, local statutory requirements and Eaton Corporate policies and practice.  This role is instrumental in supporting the development of and analysis of forecasts and actual performance and operational metrics, as well as being responsible for the Plant budget process with a focus on cost savings projects and capital expenditures. 

(Cost Maintenance database, Cost of the product, Inventory valuation, COGS Variances)

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.

Some activities related with the position will be:

  • Responsible for the preparation of the profit plan, rolling forecast and weekly performance reporting. Drives business to meet or exceed short term & long-term goals, initiatives and expectations.

  • Review, analyze, and evaluate department budget system.  Develop and implement reports for management use in evaluating results against performance targets.

  • Monitor, review, and investigate cross-functional administrative performance measures to ensure goals are met.  Analyzes financial data for trends and opportunities for improvements, including key financial metrics and BSC items. Develop, communicate, and help to implement corrective actions.

  • Provide business partnership to all areas of plant with regard to functional expertise and cross-functional support, providing guidance and education as needed to plant personnel to achieve financial objectives. Act as advisor and provide counsel to plant staff and personnel regarding financial operations and interpretation of financial information.

  • Ownership of cost accounting process to ensures accurate BOM’s, routings and standard cost. Ensures periodic reviews and updates are performed as required, including review of variance analysis to drive continuous improvement.

  • Support the process to identify and quantify cost out opportunities and related data capture in database.  Ensure integrity of financial information related to cost out projects.

  • Support implementation of improvements to monthly closing procedures ensuring accuracy and timeliness, as well as continuously develop and improvement of financial modeling and tools.

  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of data to the various Eaton systems (Encore, DFT, RSD, E-room, Cognos, EPM, BSC, etc.)

  • Coordinate annual physical inventory ensuring compliance with corporate procedures and accuracy of physical count.  Ensure appropriate cycle count procedures are deployed.

  • Establish and monitor compliance with internal accounting controls deemed necessary to ensure integrity of financial transactions, reporting and activities; and safeguarding of plant assets in adherence with corporate policies and procedures.  Ensure compliance of statutory requirements as applicable to the plant.

  • Support the implementation and deployment of actions to ensure an adequate environment of internal control.  Provide compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and all applicable statutory requirements as they apply to their areas of responsibility.

  • Maintain an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement in order to achieve departmental and plant goals. Support plant, functional or corporate initiatives..

  • Support and/or lead department activities related to process improvements and standard work.  Assists in maintaining an atmosphere of continuous improvement and team efforts for accomplishing department and plant goals. Deploy & sustain lean tools and initiatives in order to reduce waste and improve efficiency of the finance function


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

  • Bilingual: Spanish and English, the later one at least at 75% in both writing and verbal.

  • One to three years of experience.  Experience in a manufacturing environment with cost accounting is a plus.

  • Technical capability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial and operational data/reports.

  • Superior analytical and thinking skills; Intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills in order to communicate with internal customers as well as Eaton Management.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specially spreadsheet software packages Excel

  • Sound working knowledge of US GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and local statutory requirements (MX GAAP).

  • Understanding of global business issues, including foreign currency impacts, effective hedging protocols and local customs and duty requirements.

  • Oracle manufacturing / financial knowledge a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Business development

  • Business planning & performance reporting
  • Finance and Accounting knowledge
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Integrity and Control
  • Financial Processes

Position Success Criteria :

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities often with demanding time constraints. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to motivate and help direct the organization; exhibits managerial courage in defending a position and handling conflict.

  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities to achieve clear alignment between plant and region/division.

  • Focus on continuous improvement and best practice sharing within and across organization.

Ideal position for individual contributor who wants to grow into future supervisory and/or manager role within the local organization and/or Eaton Corporation across Mexico. Ideal for any motivated employee with drive for results, teamwork and leadership qualities.

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.

Puesto: Finanzas/Contabilidad

Región: Latinoamérica
Organización: VEH NAT North America Truck

Nivel de puesto: Colaborador individual
Horario: Tiempo completo
Es un trabajo a distancia (es decir, trabajar desde casa o otro centro Eaton) permitió para este puesto?: No -ES
¿Esta oferta de reubicación posición?: No
Viaje: Sí, un 10 % del tiempo