Accounting Manager
Youngsville , North Carolina
November 13, 2017

Eaton’s Electrical Sector’s Power Quality Division is seeking an Accounting Manager. The Accounting Manager will be based at our Youngsville, NC facility. 

Position Overview:

The Accounting Manager will plan, coordinate, monitor and lead all Youngsville Plant Operations location Finance and Accounting activities with a focus on Operational Controlling. They will develop, enhance, maintain and utilize a production reporting system that supports Plant Manager and Leadership team with pertinent financial analysis and data to ensure maximum financial and operational performance as well as accurate and timely forecasts.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the financial business partner to the Plant Manager and is a key member of the Plant Leadership Team.
  • Analyze operational and financial data, investigate variances, identify business drivers, and evaluate their impact on planned objectives in order to maximize operational performance. Provide information and assistance to other departments within the organization regarding these financial results and advise to management.
  • Track and maintain cost savings projects and economic trends.  Develop cost savings metrics and review progress with project owners in order to drive and meet significant productivity goals.
  • Prepare the annual profit plan by gathering inputs from product marketing, production and F&A budget holders.  Prepare presentations to executive management.
  • Interface with budget holders in providing budget reports and forecasts on a monthly basis.
  • Manage finance function through the development of financial processes to facilitate the requirement to deliver timely and accurate financial forecasts as well as timely and accurate month-end closing activities in order to provide accurate and timely operating results/statements/reports.
  • Prepare and review Sarbanes-Oxley documentation along with improving financial and business practices.
  • Responsible for balance sheet integrity.  Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are completed and proper reviews take place.
  • Interface with internal and external auditors. Interface with other Finance personnel
  • Provide additional analysis and reporting as needed.
  • Fosters an environment that promotes Eaton’s financial and aspirational goals, vision, leadership attributes and encourages continuous improvement.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business from an accredited educational institution is required.
  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience in Accounting or Finance position is required.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Related Master’s Degree or MBA
  • SAP experience strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in systems including Oracle Financials and Khalix
  • Experience with internal and external Audits
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Productivity gains/cost out experience
Position Criteria:
  • Experience in cost accounting, financial planning, and forecasting
  • Ability to think strategically and see big picture in dynamic business environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment; to communicate articulately and professionally across many organizational levels and functions
  • Highly motivated, works with a sense of urgency, driven to add value and deliver results
  • Attentive to detail, personally committed to work quality and able to learn from mistakes
  • Ability to operate with high regard to integrity, trust, and confidentiality, ethics
  • Strong working knowledge of United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and SOX
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, personally committed to work quality and able to learn from mistakes
  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate to expert level proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

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: ESSG PQD OPS Operations

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

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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