Eaton Corporation Accounts Assistant in Cwmbran South Wales, United Kingdom

The Role

We are looking for a resourceful, enthusiastic individual that tackles challenges head-on and is able to work effectively both independently and in tandem with other members of the team. You will demonstrate individual initiative, good attention to detail and a drive to do what is needed to deliver results.

The Accounts Assistant will report directly to the Finance Manager and will be accountable for:

Principal Accountabilities

  • General Finance processing, reporting and associated activities for Eaton Lighting Systems, UK.

  • Role based in Cwmbran covers two sites on two accounting systems.

General Accounting

  • Accounts Receivable & Credit Control Activities

  • Accounts Payable processing & associated activities

  • Reporting & Analysis

  • Liaison with intercompany partners

Month End Close

  • Journal Processing

  • Account Reconciliations

  • Month End Routines & Calculations

Internal Control

  • Creation and Review of Key Internal Control Reports

  • Monthly Audit Sample Testing of key Internal Controls

Trade Compliance

  • Audit Testing of Import & Export Documentation

  • Audit Testing of Proof of Export

Payroll, T&E

  • Validate & submit payroll data to in-house payroll bureau

  • Review & approve final payroll and process to GL


Person Requirements:

  • Good academic record

  • Possibly part qualified, or AAT qualified, accountant.

  • Ability to work within a number of business and processes

  • Attention to detail is essential

  • Knowledge of SAP, desirable

  • Excellent Microsoft skills

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fast paced, accountable team environment.

  • Hands-on approach to all tasks

  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise multiple projects

  • Ability to work within a number of businesses and processes

  • Willingness to take on additional duties and develop new skills.

  • Ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines.

  • Strong IT skills.

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: EPG LD Lighting Division

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

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.