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Eaton Corporation Senior FP&A Manager in Syracuse, New York

Position Overview:

Eaton Corporation is seeking a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager for the North America region of the Global Crouse-Hinds, B-Line, and Oil & Gas organization. This person will report directly to the VP of Finance for Eaton’s North American (Crouse-Hinds, B-Line, and Oil & Gas) organization. This position will be based in our office in Syracuse, NY.

The role is responsible to lead the consolidation, reporting and analysis of monthly results, forecasts and plans. The role is also responsible for Orders and Sales controlling, SG&A controlling, Profitability Analytics, and Balance Sheet management. Additionally, this individual must provide insightful business analyses to senior management to support the development of objectives and action plans to achieve those objectives. The position requires a high level of detailed analysis in a complex organization, and the ability to be highly responsive and accurate. This person will interact with a wide range of people across the organization and requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex issues clearly, and to communicate with people in all functional areas of the organization.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Implement best practices as it relates to financial planning and analysis including processes, systems, tools and techniques

  • Analyze historic performance to understand root-cause of issues and support improvement efforts going-forward; proactively perform forward-looking analysis and identify areas of improvement for management attention

  • Provide guidance to stakeholders on all finance-related matters and ensures compliance with reporting guidelines and standards

  • Lead and manage the strategic plan, annual profit plan and in-year forecasting

  • Partner with the Engineering organization on R&D performance vs. budget, NPI tracking, assistance with product road mapping and development and execution on key strategic initiatives

  • Partner with the commercial organization on product line reporting, development and execution on growth initiatives, establishment and administration of vertical market indicators, and perform competitor analysis

  • Partner with the HR organization on the development and execution of headcount activities, ensures proper alignment of headcount to the financials, and assists with the development and administration of bonus/commission plans

  • Responsible for building organizational capability and serving as a mentor and coach within the function

  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, set objectives, and determine priorities

  • Lead special projects on an ad-hoc basis

Position Criteria:

  • Self-Starter with the ability to develop strategic initiatives and drive results

  • Must be a proactive communicator to all levels of management

  • Demonstrated ability to influence broad organization directions and the attainment of objectives

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skill set that is effective at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, timelines, and relationships in a global organization

  • Leadership consulting, influencing and coaching skills

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

  • Effectively drives and manages change, challenges the status quo and champions new and innovative ideas

  • Demonstrated ability to create new, insightful analysis and, where appropriate, convert this to standard work and assign to others in the organization


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience

  • Strong business acumen, knowledge of US GAAP, an understanding of international business, and a working knowledge of financial systems (SAP, Hyperion/HFM, Encore) are requirements.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) preferred

  • Previous experience within a manufacturing organization and commercial organizations


  • An undergraduate degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred


  • Eaton recognizes this role as a critical position within the corporation and will create a compelling package consisting of a base salary, employee incentive compensation and complete benefits


  • This position will be based in our Syracuse, NY location

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 CHD EP Americas

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % 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.