Eaton Corporation Senior Financial Project Analyst EMEA in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Eaton's Global Finance Service and Systems division has an opening for:

Senior Financial Project Analyst

Location: Glasgow, UK or Budapest, Hungary

We make what matters work. Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion, with approximately 95,000 employees and selling products to customers in more than 175 countries. Within the UK we have numerous locations across the country operating within the Electrical, Hydraulic, Vehicle and Aerospace industries

We're currently recruiting a Senior Financial Project Analyst to join our highly successful team. The main purpose of this role is to support successful delivery of strategic change, cost reduction, finance end to end process redesign and productivity initiatives through identification and execution of optimized process and technical design solutions across multiple business divisions and functions within the EMEA region.

Reporting to the GFSS function in EMEA as part of a Global model, this key role will investigate and deliver design solutions and execute on a diverse portfolio of programs partnering with multiple functions across EMEA.

As a Senior Financial Project Analyst you would be responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating, executing, investigating and establishing all process, systems and business requirements for all programs in line with the agreed GFSS program roadmap. Perform end to end process reviews to assess the impact of the process and system changes and provide solution recommendations and requirements ensuring solutions fully meet customer objectives.

  • Producing all value proposition documentation including current and future state design scenarios, cost benefit & risk analysis and detailed recommendations for all proposed solutions

  • Identifying, managing and deploying all mutli-functional process and system solutions in line with the agreed roadmap, objectives and timelines delivering the key strategic goals of cost reduction, productivity improvement and centralization of activity.

  • Building strong working relationships with key stakeholders with a particular focus on Operations, Supply Chain, Sales, Customer Service and Finance functions across EMEA and global regions to ensure service delivery in line with customer expectations.

  • Project managing all aspects of migration activities and multi ERP systems, utilised by finance operations, into SSC footprint using pro launch tools and methodology.

  • Identifying and deploying all opportunities for streamlining and enhancement of GFSS processes across the Eaton SSC’s including full process documentation, process flows and development of standard play books in line with current and future EMEA blueprints with a focus on end to end process improvements.

  • Re-engineering finance processes in alignment with GFSS standardizations, Ensuring adherence to all internal controls an key governance control requirements.

  • Ensuring process owners and key stakeholders are fully aligned and approve the transfers and control changes.

  • Working closely with the finance functions in order to deliver a coordinated and integrated approach to the customer. This requires strong planning, coordination and developing strong relationships.

  • Identifying new technology requirements & process improvements to enhance value adds activity within end to end process and highlight these opportunities to GFSS global process leads for review.

  • Managing, co-ordinating and delivering any ERP process documentation and process flows in line with customer requirements and process change. Work with GFSS Process leaders to agree and approve changes, and ensure correct control points are in place and a robust governance review process is in place. Ensure robust review process is in place for any updates.

  • Developing organizational capability across the GFSS Finance team through effective knowledge sharing of multi discipline and operational business process and strategic goals.

  • Maintaining regular contact with the EMEA customer base through site visits, customer calls and VC sessions as required in order to develop strong line of communication with the customer base and enhance customer service


  • Qualifications:

  • The role requires strong ability to engage with operational finance, accounting and transactional finance teams. There will be high levels of travel primarily within the EMEA region, as such the ideal candidate will have experience in working across a diverse range of cultures and environments.

  • An ability to manage stakeholder expectations at both operational and corporate levels and work independently is essential.

  • Extensive Finance process design and re design experience essential with proven track record of productivity and cash savings.

  • Proven successful delivery of multiple Finance Projects, on time, and on budget essential

  • Extensive experience in delivering successful process redesign migration and optimization initiatives

  • Strong focus on standardisation and automation of SSC processes

  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders at multiple levels up to senior level

  • Experience of centralizing activities into shared service/business centre environment

  • Process/Continuous Improvement experience essential. Six Sigma green or black belt trained

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships

  • Fluent English skills required, other European or Asia-Pac languages advantageous

What Eaton offers:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

  • Great promotional opportunities – Eaton encourages internal promotion, whenever possible

  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organisation – and direct our activities every day

Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening.

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: Corporate Sector

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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.