Controller

Job Description

Eaton’s Industrial Sector, Vehicle Group, eMobility division is currently seeking a Controller to join our team. This position is based at our Tijuana´s facility.

The Controller is responsible for a key member of the plant leadership team and region/division finance team.  The position reports directly to the Plant Manager and functionally to the finance function.  This role is instrumental to manage financial performance of Tijuana including analysis of forecasts and actual performance, business drivers, and operational metrics.  This position is responsible for building organizational capability within the finance function by hiring and developing finance personnel.  The position also ensures assets assigned by the corporation are adequately protected and provide operations management with financial guidance necessary to produce the expected return on those assets.

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:

  • Develop and coordinate plant profit plans, strategic plans, monthly forecasts, goals & objectives, financial reconciliations, reports and analysis for plant management, including variance analysis and cost control reporting and recommendations.                                  

  • Advise and counsel plant manager on financial implications of operating strategies, cost control actions and decisions.                                                                                     

  • Manage, analyze, evaluate and interpret plant financial forecasts and operating results.  Inform management of results and recommend corrective actions to address unfavorable variances.                                                                                                              

  • Review, analyze and evaluate financial data and information for accuracy, consistency and transparency.  Maintain integrity of financial reports prepared by the plant.              

  • Interpret, implement and monitor corporate policies and procedures, ensure financials are reported in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and local statutory requirements.                                                                                                           

  • Develop and implement budgeting and financial reporting systems to provide timely and relevant information to plant, region/division, and corporate management and cost control. Control and maintain adequate product costing systems for valuation and cost estimating activities.                                                                                                                  

  • Ownership of account reconciliation process to maintain integrity of plant general ledger and its supporting sub-systems.  Assess adequacy of reserves and overall financial reporting.  Ensure adequate training and oversight is provided to all finance personnel to ensure account reconciliations meet Eaton’s requirements.  Provide leadership and support for the Balance Sheet Review process.                                                                       

  • Establish, monitor and maintain a system of internal controls that safeguards company asset and provides for integrity and propriety of financial transactions and activities. Compliance with corporate policy, including SOX.                                                

  • Evaluate and approve plant capital appropriation requests prior to region/division and corporate management approval.  Monitor and report purchase commitments and spending for all capital programs.  Conduct follow-up audits to ensure compliance for all significant capital investments.                                                                                                  

  • Manage hiring, training and development of plant financial staff.  Establish a work environment that encourages individual career development and growth in order to provide adequate and qualified financial professionals opportunity for advancement                                                                                                                                                              

  • Manages the deployment of cost saving and other programs to provide operating economies and improve profitability.  Monitors and provides opportunities to support continuously improving Plant Productivity / Gross Utilization.  Support other Operations initiatives including EBE, MEASH, ELSS and other BPI efforts.                                       

  • Ensures that the appropriate plant quality policy and system are thoroughly implemented in the finance function.  Ensure all finance responsibilities are defined and communicated throughout the plant with specific responsibilities and appropriate timing.  Ensures the deployment of finance standard work.                                                                                                                                                        

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


#LI-NM1

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration                         
  • Minimum of 7 - 10 years’ of progressive experience in Accounting/Finance        
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in an automotive manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability to drive cost reduction projects and improve plant productivity     
  • Solid working knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Working knowledge of pronouncements of external regulatory bodies: Financial Accounting Standards Board, SEC, IRS, Sarbanes-Oxley.                                                                         
Preferred Qualifications:
  •  Master’s degree                                                                                                                       
Position Success Criteria :
  • Builds Organizational Capability
  • Accountable
  • Efficient
  • Ethical
  • Gets Results
  • Learner
  • Passionate
  • Thinks & Acts Strategically
  • Transparent      


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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: Latin America
Organization: VEH EMB eMobility

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, 10 % of the Time