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Cummins Inc. Controller - Operations Finance Manager - Eaton-Cummins JV in Galesburg, Michigan

Controller - Operations Finance Manager - Eaton-Cummins JV


Responsible for all accounting, budgeting, financial controls, and costs for an entity or organization. Works with the Business Unit/Line of Business/Functional Controller to apply consistent accounting practices at the operations level. Participates in the leadership team for the operation.

Participates in the business as a member of the leadership team to drive key business metrics, provides input into development of business strategies, and provides financial support for new business development.

Manages application of accounting practices and works with business partners to apply consistent accounting practices; implements recommended changes to accounting practices.

Manages monthly and quarterly financial reporting processes; leads finance communication across entity; develops and presents financial analysis to business partners.

Manages the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and forecast processes, provides leadership to business to meet cost and working capital targets.

Manages development of strong control environment across the key business cycles.

Works with business partners to ensure processes are efficient and cost effectiveness to improve the profitability of the entity; partners with business leaders to create operational efficiencies driving continuous improvements and growth initiatives.

Manages financial support to comply with any governmental, regulatory or local requirements, such as tax and statutory accounting requirements.

Leads financial analysis on capital projects and manages overall capital management process at entity level.

Allocates financial resources to support business initiatives, including accounts receivable collections, managing inventory and payables, etc.

Coaches and mentors all entity finance staff; assigns work according to availability, skills, and developmental needs; assesses performance and provides feedback to direct reports.

This position can be based out of Michigan or Indiana



Financial Regulations Acumen - Evaluates applicable regulations for the financial area of focus, such as tax, banking, pension, local accounting to ensure underlying transactions are recorded in compliance with applicable regulations; explains key requirements and purpose of regulations and implications to the business to inform and educate relevant stakeholders.

Business Partnering - Collaborates with stakeholders and develops partnerships to drive performance that aligns to organizational goals and strategies; influences the organization by demonstrating knowledge of the business to provide guidance to support the decision-making process and guiding the business towards positive results and organizational alignment; evaluates business environment using measures to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunities.

Financial Planning and Forecasting - Utilizes financial forecast data to provide forward looking projections to facilitate decision making; partners with stakeholders to analyze trends and validate assumptions to provide a forecast that aligns to the organization's goals and strategies.

Financial Analysis - Interprets financial data by analyzing trends, variances, opportunities and risks to provide insight to stakeholders regarding financial impact to drive business improvement; evaluates financial results against targets to communicate conclusions to all stakeholders; ensures integrity of financial data by investigating variances and determining corrective actions to resolve identified issues.

Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Business insight - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

Directs work - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Situational adaptability - Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Accountant or similar certification required.


Significant experience required, including managerial and budgetary experience in a small operations manufacturing or distribution center environment.

This role will be an employee of and support the Eaton Cummins Joint Venture (ECJV): Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies. Internal applicants are defined as current employees of the ECJV. External applicants (including parent company employees) are welcome to apply using the external post.

Responsibilities of the position include:

Accounting, budgeting, internal controls, inventory, and cost for the SLP plant (HD, XD, and Reman Operations).

Indirectly supervise the work of the finance team at SLP plant (plant controller and 3 analysts), including establishing goals, expectations and metrics.

Indirectly supervise the work of India shared service team related to supplier pricing and surcharges.

Responsible for supporting supply chain organization related to supplier negotiations, material variance analysis, accounting, and budgeting, as well as support for USMCA compliance.

Oversees accounts receivable and collection for NAFTA, which is managed by ETN collection team.

Indirectly supervise the work of Eaton accounting shared service team in Mexico related to VAT, treasury, AP, AR and other accounting activities, by establishing goals, expectations and metrics.

Indirectly supervise the work and establish strategic direction to treasury teams, including cash management for all three entities, along with hedging program.


Primary Location United States-Michigan-Kalamazoo-US, MI, Galesburg, Eaton Cummins JV

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 26, 2023, 9:27:00 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Eaton Cummins Transmissions

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Eligible

Req ID: 230008F9