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Eaton Corporation Eaton Internship Program: Accounting & Finance in Syracuse, New York

We make what matters work.

At Eaton, we believe that power, whether it’s electrical, hydraulic or mechanical power -- is a fundamental part of people’s lives. Technology, transportation, energy and infrastructure—these are things the world relies on every day. That’s why we are dedicated to helping our customers across the world find new ways to manage power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. And we’re committed to improving people’s lives, the communities where we live and work, and the planet our future generations will depend on. Because that’s what really matters–and we’re here to make sure it works.

While our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services, our culture and what we value can be represented in six essential leadership attributes expected of all Eaton employees.

  • We’re ethical -- we play by the rules and act with integrity.

  • We’re passionate -- we care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.

  • We’re accountable -- we seek responsibility and take ownership. We do what we say.

  • We’re efficient -- we value speed and simplicity.

  • We’re transparent -- we say what we think. We make it okay to disagree.

  • We learn – we are curious, adaptable, and willing to teach what we know.

You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world challenges while developing the skills required to lead at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers.

What sets our Early Talent Programs apart:

  • Each individual’s development experience is customized to help participants reach their potential; no two participants will have the same experience or set of roles throughout the program. The majority of participants will work in multiple locations and businesses.

  • Participants receive cross-functional exposure. They have opportunities to build their skills and try on different roles early in their career, ultimately maximizing their potential for consideration for a variety of future roles.

  • By keeping our programs small and selective, we are able to make hiring decisions based on each candidate’s unique skill set and high potential.

  • The opportunity to learn from senior leaders is a part of the fabric of every experience.

  • Career guidance from peer and executive members.

  • Regular training geared to develop leadership skills

Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?

About Eaton:

As a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion, Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. We have approximately 99,000 employees across the world, and sell products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Position Overview:

The Eaton Internship Program – Accounting & Finance is designed to provide opportunities to a diverse mix of students who demonstrate the same high level of ethics, values, creativity and performance we expect from our employees. This program combines both accounting and finance, by giving each participant exposure to the Eaton accounting and finance functions. During the 12-14 week paid internship, students will work on projects that have a measurable impact on our operations and will be coached and mentored by Eaton leaders.

As a participant in the program, you will complete assignments that will give you the hands-on experience to get started in your career. These assignments may include working as a plant financial analyst in one of our manufacturing facilities, or financial accounting in a business group or division headquarters or internal auditor in a corporate function.

After completion of the internship and upon graduation, your experience and newly acquired skills could lead you to a variety of career paths, such as the Eaton Leadership Development Program – Accounting & Finance. This full-time rotational program would provide you the opportunity to have several assignments in manufacturing accounting, finance, business etc., that are progressive in job responsibilities and provide a broad experience across multiple business units and locations.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements):

  • Actively pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in business with a major in Accounting from an accredited institution

  • OR Actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree program in Finance, from an accredited institution

  • Finance majors must show progress to completion of 12 credit hours in Accounting coursework by graduation

  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher (please do not round)

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship

  • Geographical flexibility to relocate within the United States for the duration of the Internship Program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Desire to build a career in accounting/finance

  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and/or the community

  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (please do not round)

  • Highly self-motivated and a strong desire to achieve results

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Position Criteria:

  • This role may include travel (up to 10%) within a local region as determined by the assignment manager.

  • Transportation to and from the worksite and for incidental business travel is the responsibility of the intern; however, expenses for required and approved business travel (not including the worksite) will be reimbursed.

  • The summer internship culminates with a formal presentation where students showcase their success stories to leaders of the organization and receive feedback on their performance.

To Apply: In addition to applying through the campus system, interested candidates must apply to www.eaton.com/careers in order to be considered for this opportunity.

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Entry Level

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 hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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.

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