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Senior Financial Controller - Fuels Business Unit

Eaton Corporation

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United Kingdom, multiple Eaton locations available: South Molton, Lakeside, Bedhampton, Titchfield

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Join Eaton and help us provide energy-efficient solutions that have a real impact on the environment. We make what matters work. Find out more on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baa_aiJ4L7E

Do you want to work for a global player, where we care about ethics, inclusion and diversity and our people?

Eaton's Aerospace Group is seeking a Senior Financial Controller for our Fuel products and manufacturing operations.

Primary Function:

The Fuel business Senior Financial Controller will be responsible for roughly a $500M in annual sales per business unit. In this role, you will be responsible for all financial aspects of the business unit and will partner closely with the business unit manager and the approximately 4 sites under his/her responsibility globally. The role reports directly to the Director of Finance based in US and functionally to the business unit manager for their division. In this role, You will also work closely with the Engineering Director for their divisions and provide financial guidance and support for the various projects and programs supported by each business.

Your key deliverables:

+ Responsible for the entirety of the financial performance and execution of all financial operations for the assigned business unit

+ Drive strong partnership with the business unit manager and leadership support team to execute all end to end processes and support all business initiatives

+ Plan and implement system and processes to improve growth of the business unit and company

+ Coordinate with business unit manager to execute to forecast and plan for assigned business unit

+ Accountable for the preparation and forecast of the annual budget, capital expenditure, operating costs and program allocations for assigned business unit

+ Manage finance team of site controllers and analysts (approximately 7-8 per unit)

+ Coordinate with shared services teams to ensure all transactions are properly executed and allocated

+ Implement changes to improve processes and procedures

+ Accountable for the integrity of all financial statements and proper internal controls are in place

+ Provide high level analysis of all financial and applicable market data to support goals of business unit

+ Accountable for all audit process internally and externally to ensure controls are working as required

+ Support all culture, inclusion, and diversity as well as early and emerging talent activities to drive organizational capability, build the talent pipeline and support the leadership development of all team members within his/her scope

+ Accountable for all program financial controls, contract accounting, commercial financial responsibilities to support all bid and capture activities related to program development and execution

+ All other duties as required and assigned


Are you?


+ Educated at Bachelor's Degree level or equivalent in accounting or finance from an accredited institution?

+ Having a Postgraduate degree in financial management?

+ Coming with a minimum of 7 years of finance experience in an industrial manufacturing environment?

+ An experienced Leader, with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in leading and developing your team?

+ Having detailed knowledge of SOX?

+ An excellent communicator, with ability to build relationships across different territories?

+ Available to travel up to at least 25-30% of the working time?


+ Educated at MBA level?

+ Coming with 5 years of aerospace manufacturing finance experience and aerospace commercial experience in managing programs, contract negotiations?

+ Experienced with government accounting?

Then we want to hear about you!

What Eaton offers:

+ Contract in fast growing global company, with the opportunity to gain exposure to and work with many cross functional teams in EMEA and US

+ Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team, exposure to senior leaders within the Aerospace business

+ Great career opportunities - We encourage internal promotion, whenever possible

+ Excellent working environment - safety and ethics are really important for us

+ Culture & Values - We are 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 organization - and direct our activities every day

+ Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully

+ Learning & Development - We invest in our employees for the long term - not just with salary and benefits, but with on-going learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University

Candidate applying to the vacancy may 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: AER Aerospace 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, 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.

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