Eaton Corporation Lead Cost Accountant in Los Angeles, California

The Eaton Los Angeles Aerospace plant has an immediate opening for a Lead Cost Accountant. The Lead Cost Accountant is considered a key member of the plant finance team and is responsible for managing the finance activities which drive the financial performance of the Eaton Los Angeles plant. This role will be instrumental in maintaining cost accounting measures for the plant to capture, report and resolve manufacturing variances, and will be responsible for working with cross-functional teams to drive improvements into the manufacturing environment. Areas of focus for this role include reconciling sales at month end, maintaining processes to review BOMs and routers, setting and maintaining standard costing, supporting the plant annual physical inventory, assisting in financial audits and analyzing utilization and productivity metrics. This role will have a wide exposure to the business and is an excellent position for someone looking to develop a long-term career within Finance or Operations.

Essential Functions

  • Owns month-end sales reconciliation process

  • Reviews manufacturing variances on a daily basis

  • Develops and implements key metrics to achieve desired behaviors from business partners

  • Reviews utilization and productivity metrics for opportunities to improve the labor reporting process

  • Drives improvements into the plant cost environment through analysis and correction of manufacturing variances

  • Provides monthly analysis and detail of key drivers for manufacturing variance variances to forecast

  • Performs month end close functions including journal entries and reconciliations as necessary

  • Reviews BOMs and routings

  • Sets and maintains standard costing according to Eaton Financial policies

  • Supports the plant annual physical inventory

  • Owns and monitors key compliance reporting and controls

  • Supports Accounting Manager and Controller with ad hoc analysis and projects

  • Maintains standard work and documents systems, processes and procedures used in cost accounting

  • Assist in annual profit plan preparation


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in finance and accounting in a manufacturing environment

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a large manufacturing organization


  • Proven cross functional engagement or experience

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Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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