Eaton Corporation Sr. Cost Accountant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

As part of the finance/accounting group, this position is responsible for reporting & analyzing financial results. This persons is expected to closely support of the operations and other functions (PLM’s, staff. supervisors, etc.), through timely and accurate to achieve and/or exceed financial goals. This position has indirect responsibility for ensuring financial accounting activities at the location are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, local statutory requirements and Eaton Corporate policies and practice. This role is instrumental in supporting the development of and analysis of forecasts and actual performance and operational metrics, as well as being responsible for the Plant budget process with a focus on cost savings projects and capital expenditures.


  • Responsible for the preparation of the profit plan, rolling forecast and weekly performance reporting. Drives business to meet or exceed short term & long term goals, initiatives and expectations.

  • Review, analyze, and evaluate department budget system. Develop and implement reports for management use in evaluating results against performance targets

  • Monitor, review, and investigate cross-functional administrative performance measures to ensure goals are met. Analyzes financial data for trends and opportunities for improvements, including key financial metrics and BSC items. Develop, communicate, and help to implement corrective actions.

  • Provide business partnership to all areas of plant with regard to functional expertise and cross-functional support, providing guidance and education as needed to plant personnel to achieve financial objectives. Act as advisor and provide counsel to plant staff and personnel regarding financial operations and interpretation of financial information.

  • Ownership of cost accounting process to ensures accurate BOM’s, routings and standard cost. Ensures periodic reviews and updates are performed as required, including review of variance analysis to drive continuous improvement.

  • Support the process to identify and quantify cost out opportunities and related data capture in database. Ensure integrity of financial information related to cost out projects.

  • Support implementation of improvements to monthly closing procedures ensuring accuracy and timeliness, as well as continuous develop and improvement of financial modeling and tools.

  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of data to the various Eaton systems (Encore, DFT, RSD, E-room, Cognos, EPM, BSC, etc.)

  • Coordinate annual physical inventory ensuring compliance with corporate procedures and accuracy of physical count. Ensure appropriate cycle count procedures are deployed.

  • Support BOC and development of Jr. Cost Accountant.

  • Establish and monitor compliance with internal accounting controls deemed necessary to ensure integrity of financial transactions, reporting and activities; and safeguarding of plant assets in adherence with corporate policies and procedures. Ensure compliance of statutory requirements as applicable to the plant.

  • Support the implementation and deployment of actions to ensure an adequate environment of internal control. Provide compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and all applicable statutory requirements as they apply to their areas of responsibility.

  • Maintain an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement in order to achieve departmental and plant goals. Support plant, functional or corporate initiatives.

  • Support and/or lead department activities related to process improvements and standard work. Assists in maintaining an atmosphere of continuous improvement and team efforts for accomplishing department and plant goals. Deploy & sustain lean tools and initiatives in order to reduce waste and improve efficiency of the finance function

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: Latin America

Organization: VEH NAT North America Truck

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, 10 % of the Time