Eaton Corporation Senior Financial Accountant in Syracuse, New York

Eaton’s Corporate Crouse-Hinds Division is seeking a Senior Financial Accountant. The Senior Financial Accountant will be based at our Syracuse, NY facility.

Position Overview:

The Senior Financial Accountant is reports to the Manager of Accounting and Compliance for Crouse-Hinds, working with financial personnel at various locations domestically and internationally. Candidate will be required to complete a variety of specialized accounting functions with a primary focus on reporting the divisional financial results and position accurately and timely.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to maintain general ledger integrity of the Division through analysis of financial results, investigation of inconsistencies and abnormalities, and independent resolution of errors.

  • Advises the Accounting Manager and the Division Controller on financial operating and strategic issues, collects financial data and ensure conformity with corporate policies and procedures, and assists with financial reporting to senior management.

  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates financial data and information for accuracy, consistency and transparency.

  • Responsible for more than $500 million of annual Intercompany activity, ensuring that all balances are reconciled and settled timely.

  • Prepares monthly balance sheet account reconciliations for key general ledger accounts, in compliance with Eaton Financial Policies.

  • Ensures the deployment of finance standard work and ongoing continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Prepares information to ensure compliance with annual Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Audit, and external audit control requests.

  • Leads or assists with Special Projects throughout the year.

  • A broad knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, internal control concepts, financial, and budget principles is required.

  • This position reports directly to the Manager of Accounting and Compliance for Crouse-Hinds.

  • Provides support in pulling together internal control testing support for the Lead Accounting & Compliance Specialist.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within a 50 mile radius of the Syracuse, NY facility will be considered

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Previous accounting/finance experience within manufacturing preferred

  • Sound knowledge of financial accounting systems technologies such as SAP, Hyperion (HFM), RSD, and Khalix – Encore. Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel.

  • Proven cross functional engagement or experience a plus

Position Criteria:

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting concepts, generally accepted accounting principles, Sarbanes Oxley, and financial systems.

  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt in a complex, multi-national Corporate structure.

  • Technical capabilities to prepare, analyze, and interpret comprehensive financial and operational information.

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG CHD EP Americas

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: No