Eaton Corporation Plant Controller in Ellisville, Missouri

Eaton’s Bussmann Division within the Electrical Products group is seeking a Plant Controller. The Plant Controller will be based at our Ellisville, MO facility.

Position Overview:

The Plant Controller serves as the finance business partner to the Plant Manager and leadership team. The Plant Controller is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the financial department and the various systems within this discipline. The Plant Controller will maintain knowledge of all financial and inventory details and provide information, primarily financial in nature, about all facility activities that will assist management, its shareholders and other users in making educated economic decisions about the company’s future.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Act as a business partner, strategic solution provider, advisor and counselor for the product line leadership teams

  • Oversee internal and external reporting and compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, GAAP, etc.) for the plant and Distribution Center

  • Prepares reports that summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position and in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present and expected operations

  • Provide direction to operations and leadership teams in pursuit of business goals and objectives

  • Establish strong relationship with financial peers across the division and support teams within Eaton

  • Build organizational capability within the finance function at the plant

  • Ensure inventory control and accuracy, and lead the annual physical Inventory and cycle counting initiatives

  • Lead and coordinate the profit planning process at the plant level

  • Analyze plant monthly financial results and prepare commentary for divisional personnel

  • Prepare monthly rolling forecast in coordination with Plant and divisional personnel

  • Provide analysis and support of plant manufacturing and administrative activities to meet profit plan goals, commitments and timelines

  • Establish a work environment that encourages individual career development and growth in order to provide adequate and qualified financial professionals opportunity for advancement within the corporation

  • Structure and establish goals and objectives for the plant finance organization, which align to plant/operational goals as well as finance functional goals


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business from an accredited institution is required.

  • Minimum of five years professional experience in accounting and/or financial analysis is required.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting

  • Minimum of seven years professional experience in accounting and financial analysis

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or equivalents

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of corporate financial policies, procedures, and systems

Position Criteria:

  • Must have strong manufacturing accounting background and solid understanding of financial accounting systems

  • Superior analytical and thinking skills; intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability

  • Technical capability to prepare, analyze, and interpret financial and operations data/reports

  • Solid working knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Working knowledge of pronouncements of external regulatory bodies, such as Financial Accounting Standards Board, SEC, IRS, etc. Sarbanes-Oxley knowledge

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and working ability in all Microsoft Office Professional Suite software

  • Continuously re-assesses the organization’s skills, competencies and abilities to meet the business needs and drive results

  • Effectively leverages functional and cross-functional resources to solve problems, improve processes and meet objectives

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and business acumen. Acts as a business partner – sees the big picture

  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team of employees in a multi-tasking environment. Superior organizational skills required to deal with multiple “high priority” duties; project management experience beneficial

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: EPG CPD UL Bussmann

Job Level: Individual Contributor

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 United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: No

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