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Job ID:022508
Function:Finance/Accounting
Position Type:Full Time
Travel Required:Yes, 25 % of the Time
Location:Waukesha, WI US
Relocation Provided:Yes
Remote Work:No
Job Description
 
Reporting directly to the VP of Finance for Power Systems, the Finance Director has P&L and Balance Sheet responsibility, provides overall leadership to the plants/product lines and acts as a business partner to the other functional leadership team members including operations, HR, engineering, and marketing leaders all working as a team to run these businesses.  This position is responsible for building organizational capability within the Finance function and to provide financial leadership and direction to the operations and its leadership team in the pursuit of business goals and objectives.
 
The ideal candidate is an action-oriented critical thinker, attentive to detail yet able to synthesize information quickly, skilled in driving process improvements, demonstrates the drive, business acumen, and people capability to deliver results within a cross functional, growing, and profitable business. The successful candidate will consistently demonstrate the ability to lead and influence a geographically dispersed team through a positive and supportive approach, while driving compliance to financial policies and holding team members accountable for performance expectations.
  • Coordinate all business level planning and reporting activities including monthly results, monthly rolling forecast, profit planning, strategic planning, and operating review requirements
  • Provide financial analysis, insight, interpretation, and communication to senior management of the responsible plants/product lines
  • Manage the processes to consolidate report and analyze monthly results, forecasts and plans. Review performance metrics with divisional and regional management. Analyze financial forecasts and results to determine and recommend profit and/or cash flow improvement opportunities
  • Work as a key partner to the functional management team, identify and support analysis of new business scenarios including capacity analysis, footprint analysis and M&A impacts
  • Reviews the results & works with leadership in recommending & driving actions for improvement
  • Provide accurate and timely information to drive decision making as a result of interpretation of the financials and operating metrics. Use this information in pursuing the division’s goals and objectives  
  • Ensure internal controls of the Division are properly maintained to be in compliance with GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and Corporate Policy and Ethics requirements. Conduct balance sheet reviews and review account reconciliations to ensure accuracy of stated balances. Ensure maintenance of proper accruals and reserves
  • Coordinate various financial analysis elements across commercial, engineering, and operational functions within the organization.  Responsible for preparing a number of ongoing internal analyses that provide divisional and corporate management with timely and pertinent financial information for planning and decision making.
  • Actively participate in key monthly business operating rhythm to help drive execution of our profit plan and longer term strategy.
  • Maintain high level of ethical standards and identify and analyze problem areas and recommend appropriate course of action.
  • Create, promote, and sustain a high performance culture. Continuously raises the performance bar for the finance organization.  Actively upgrade the organization through the infusion of top talent, through both the selection of new employees and the development of current employees.
  • Build organizational capability by developing the broader financial acumen of the team through.
    monthly operating rhythm, reporting, special projects and training. 
  • Special projects as assigned.


Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in management positions within finance and accounting discipline.
  • Candidate will have progressive work experience in industrial manufacturing and strong standard cost accounting skills (i.e. plant controller experience).
  • Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial and operations analyses/reports.
  • .Intermediate to expert level proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Office.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States on an ongoing basis without sponsorship.
     
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPA, CMA
  • MBA or Masters of Accounting
  • Prior experience in managing a geographically dispersed direct and indirect staff preferred.
  • Strong systems skills/experience desired: SAP Financials, HFM
  • Strong financial reporting, analysis and presentation skills.
  • Experience in financial forecasting and budgeting.
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP.
  • Strong business acumen, strategic thinking capability.
  • Holding Self and Others Accountable to results, Eaton’s Professional and Ethical Standards.
  • Proven leadership capability, ability to build and develop teams, excellent communication skills.


Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/careers. Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.
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