Financial Planning Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Industrial Sector is currently seeking a Divisional Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to join our Fluid Filtration Division within our Hydraulic Group. Relocation assistance will be provided to those open to relocating to the Eden Prairie, MN area.

Position Overview:

The Division Financial Planning and Analysis Manager is responsible for providing financial direction in reporting of monthly results, forecasts and profit plans for the global Filtration Division with 7 primary manufacturing locations globally. This role also examines sales, plant financial information, operational and financial data/metrics.   The position is responsible for accounting, forecasting, and planning the Division Headquarters and US Operations related expenses. Also, includes driving global accounts receivable collection efforts and best practices.  This position will operate as a key partner to the division and sales management teams and will directly supervise a team of 4 employees.

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.
In this function you will:
  • Prepare consolidated commentary and variance analysis for monthly, quarterly and annual forecast requirements.  Prepare multiple reporting requests and provide evaluation as required including monthly commentary package.
  • You Support the consolidated monthly closing processes.  Ensure the integrity of the financial statements.  Provide month end accounting support including balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Drive the annual profit planning process and contribute to the strategic planning process including coordination with regional managers, controllers and staff.  Prepare schedules, provide direction, and set expectations on behalf of global Division finance.
  • Provide guidance to the credit operations for the NAFTA region. Steer global efforts to develop strategies and process improvements to improve A/R metrics.
  • Support functional business partners by providing breakdown to quote new business, cost modeling, preparation of financials in growth capital appropriation requests, etc.
  • Manage team that performs in-depth financial support for the following NA commercial operations:  Fitzgerald distribution, Refinery projects team, import sales, and rental units (Sales through Mfg. Profit).
  • Prepare sales and orders reporting for the sales team as required for monthly submissions, business reviews, and ad-hoc request.

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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of finance/accounting experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of manufacturing environment experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.
Preferred qualifications:
  • MBA or CPA
  • Experience of best practice implementation/end to end process improvement in accounting & finance
  • Proven experience in identifying risks and weaknesses in internal control environment
Position Criteria:
  • Knowledge in GAAP and Eaton financial policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of financial and managerial accounting
  • Previous experience as a Manager of People
  • Exceptional analytical and thinking skills; Academic rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability.
  • Broad general product and business knowledge in order to adequately interpret operating results, studies, and evaluation.
  • Detailed knowledge of Eaton financial planning and analysis concepts and processes
  • Ability to operate across, and influence within, a matrixed global organizational structure
  • Global cultural and business practice awareness
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of BI tools (such as Khalix and Cognos)
  • Experience in Foreign Exchange and Transfer Pricing

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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: HYD FFD Fluid Filtration Division

Job Level: Manager
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