Finance Director EMEA - Division Controller PDC Business
EATONViennaUpdate time: January 7
Job Description

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 103,000 employees. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

 

 
Power Distribution Division (PDC) has an opening for Finance Director EMEA - Division Controller PDC Business, headquatered in Vienna, Austria.

 

 

 

By reporting to EMEA business unit leader this position manages the financial and accounting operation and activities in accordance with prescribed Corporate, Divisional, and country policies and procedures. Provides leadership and direction for all of the financial, reporting, and general accounting functions of the business unit. Directs all financial reporting, budgeting, planning, and forecasting required by the Corporation, Division and business. Ensures adherence with generally accepted accounting principles. This position is responsible to build organizational capability within the Finance function and to provide financial leadership and direction to the operations and its leadership teams in the pursuit of business goals and objectives.

      

Essential functions:

  • Finance leader for the largest, full PnL division in Electrical EMEA with several plants and remote teams across the region.
  • Direct activities for accounting & finance and support the business strategy.

  • Responsible for financial performance reporting & analysis. Provide financial leadership and support through a functional reporting organization, including the division leadership team, local management and functional finance organization.

  • Lead forecasting efforts for final monthly results, rolling forecasts, profit plan and strategic plan. Ensure that business is meeting financial targets over both short and long term horizons.

  • Identify financial risks and develop mitigation plans. Protect assets & interests of Eaton Corporation.

  • Communicate financial performance to the leadership team. Focus on performance to goals and identify areas for improvement and concern.

  • Build organizational capability within Finance function across the division incl. development, coaching and training of staff. Ensure that top talent is hired and retained.

  • Ensure that the PDC business is compliant with all applicable US and European laws & regulations in regard to financial reporting and results, including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

  • Perform financial analysis as required to support business decisions regarding acquisitions, divestitures, make vs. buy decisions, etc.

  • Participate in development of strategic planning activities.

  • Drive continuous improvement and cost out activities for the PDC business 


Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration as minimum. MBA degree and/or CPA are preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of past management experience in accounting / finance field.

  • Candidate should possess technical expertise in accounting and finance, including US GAAP.

  • Demonstrates strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills, with ability to establish cross function relationships. Proven leadership and possession of problems solving skills.

  • Fluency in English required. Advanced German desirable.

  • Working knowledge of financial and ERP systems.

  • Ability to operate across cultures, and influence within, a complex matrixed organizational structure

  • Ability to define and roll-out strategies for business processes and to work with both strategic and tactical issues simultaneously.

  • Self-motivated, accepts ownership for results, takes initiative.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and problem solve in an operating environment.

  • Credible and influencing leadership and strong work Ethics and standards.

  • Comfortable with ongoing “change” environment, driven by rapidly evolving business strategy.

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: PDD Power Distribution Division

Job Level: Director
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 region only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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