Caterpillar, Inc. Staff Accountant II Legal Entity - Flexible location within the United States in Illinois
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As a Staff Accountant II Legal Entity in the Peoria Record-to-Report group at Caterpillar, you will have the opportunity to independently perform staff level accounting functions that deal with accounting issues of normal complexity to support business processes and provide further experience with Caterpillar accounting practices.
This position is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Global Business Services team and get exposure to working with various business units and directly with our third-party shared service provider. In addition, this job is exposed to the various Caterpillar systems for both legacy systems and SAP.
Job duties include but are not limited to the following:
Monthly Legal Entity Closing including preparation of journal entries, trial balance analysis, and account reconciliations.
Communicates effectively within the team and with internal and external customers and data providers, including presentations to all levels of management within Consolidations and GBS.
Work closely with third party team to provide accounting services and guidance to our Parent Company Facilities and certain Subsidiaries.
Works with Business Partners such as Technical Accounting, Tax, Treasury and Payroll to support the business.
Proactively interacts with customers and third-party shared services team to develop, understand and manage customer requirements and expectations.
Bachelor's level degree in Accounting; Non-accounting degrees may be considered with relevant accounting or finance experience
2 to 4 years of accounting experience
Top Candidate Will Also Have:
Professional certification (Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Account (CMA) or equivalent
Business Unit or Legal entity experience
Strong leadership, initiative, inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
Demonstrated success and progression in previously held accounting roles
Working knowledge of Caterpillar financial accounting systems and processes
This position will ideally be located in the Peoria IL area, however open to other Caterpillar facilities within the United States.
Domestic relocation is available for those who qualify (Peoria, IL)
Employee benefit details:
Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.
Here you earn more than just a salary, because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.
Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).
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This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.Caterpillar.com/Careers
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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