Eaton Corporation AU Manager.FIN-SB09 in Rowville, Australia

If you desire to be part of something special, to be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team – winning is fun.

We are looking forward to a Financial Controller in Eaton’s Industrial business, based in Melbourne Australia.

In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are - it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals.

This exciting role is part of a fast paced, and sales orientated team in a large multi-national company.

The role which offers a broad variety of responsibilities including international liaising and great learning opportunities.

  • Reporting to the business unit General Manager, the incumbent is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for the management of the Finance team.

  • Develop forward-looking insights to drive management decisions, actions and improve operational and financial results.

  • Provide proactive leadership around issues and opportunities, drive short term actions to achieve current results while supporting the deployment of progressive strategies which result in a sustainable competitive advantage and strong financial return on investment.

  • Provide technical competency to ensure compliance with corporate financial policies, local legal requirements and GAAP

  • Provide leadership to the Finance team to ensure adequate cost accounting processes are in place, including standard cost updates, physical inventory verification, periodic cycle counts, together with labor costs, fringe benefits, burden absorption rates, budget variances and freight etc. Analyse data to determine proper ratios of expenses to various levels of forecasted sales. Participate in the establishment of pricing policies.

  • Provide leadership to the Finance team to prepare and submit financial reports such as monthly financial statements, financial forecasts, tax reports and insurance reports (inc. fire, public liability, and workers compensation) to meet reporting deadlines and to maintain current records of company assets.


If you have:

  • Qualification: Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), CPA/MBA preferred

  • In depth knowledge of general and cost accounting, credit methods

  • Sound working knowledge of GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and local statutory requirements.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Corporate, region/division and business reporting policies.

  • Experience with Oracle 11i/BI

  • Strong Professional presence; ability to adapt the style to fit the audience, inspires passion and commitment.

  • Proactive attitude to achieve financial excellence (ie: analytical, accurate forecasting, risk assessment and financial engineering).

  • Strong business acumen/understanding of the market and industry environment including foreign currency impacts, effective hedging protocols, and local customs and duty requirements.

Yes! Because you are the one we are looking for, we hope to hear from you now!

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: Asia Pacific

Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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