Accounting Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulic sector is currently seeking an Accounting Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Shawnee, OK location.


Position Overview:

The Accounting Manager serves as a business partner to the Plant Controller and Leadership team. This role must provide timely and accurate financial information and direction to enable sound decisions and drive management actions.

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:
  • Provide support to both division and plant projects

  • Ensure integrity of information in the areas of general accounting, cost accounting, inventory control, capital project tracking, fixed assets, and forecasting

  • Prepare monthly closing and rolling forecast commentary

  • Prepare Balance sheet reconciliations and reviews

  • Ensure cost out reporting accuracy and idea generation

  • Ensure SOX compliance

  • Perform required personnel functions including periodic performance reviews, recommending salary increases and changes in classifications

  • Oversees training and development of subordinates, reviewing established goals and objectives to ensure successful completion

  • Assist in preparation of annual profit plan and strategic plan

  • Oversee planning and coordination of Physical Inventory, including reconciliation and reporting of results to local management. In addition, minimizing shrink through strong internal controls and improvement recommendations

  • Measure cycle count accuracy and make recommendations for improvements using a systematic approach

  • Maintain and update documentation of systems, processes, and procedures of the finance department (Playbook)

  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned


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

Eaton has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its Hydraulics Business to Danfoss A/S. This transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and this position is expected to remain with the Hydraulics Business and would transfer to Danfoss A/S. upon close.  The compensation and benefits that will initially be offered for this position are based on Eaton’s plans, programs and practices.  If you are offered and accept this position and are actively employed by the Hydraulics Business when the transaction closes, Danfoss A/S will provide further details to employees concerning compensation and benefits at that time.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance from an accredited institution

  • Minimum three (3) years of accounting and/or finance experience

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Shawnee, OK will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:
  • CPA/CMA/MBA or progress towards the completion of these

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with cost accounting

  • Solid foundational knowledge of forecasting, analyzing, and reporting financial data

  • Experience in preparing monthly journal entries

  • Strong MS Office Skills

Position Criteria:
  • Provide business partnership to all areas of plant with regard to functional expertise and cross-functional support

  • Provide leadership for plant Balance Sheet review process

  • Coordinate and implement improvements to monthly closing procedures ensuring accuracy and timeliness

  • Administer and manage daily finance operations as applicable to plant. Scope may include cost accounting, payables, payroll, billing, capital, and general accounting.

  • Leads department activities related to process improvements and standard work. Establishes a learning culture and an atmosphere of continuous improvement.

  • Recruit, train, and develop finance personnel to provide for individual career development and growth opportunities

  • Assist in development of monthly forecast, annual profit plan, and strategic plan

  • Assist preparation of capital appropriation requests to ensure they are in accordance with corporate policy

  • Manage 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

  • Effective communication ability and team player mentality

  • Effectively drives and manages change, challenges the status quo and champions new and innovative ideas

We are 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.



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 – Canada
Organization: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
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: Yes, 10 % of the Time