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Caterpillar, Inc. Accounting Supervisor in Mexico

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Here, mobility, growth and innovation matter.

Finance careers—and leadership opportunities—at Caterpillar run the gamut. You may find your home in corporate cash and accounts receivable, commodity and foreign currency risk assessment, or property and casualty insurance. Or perhaps subsidiary funding, dealer/supplier financing or employee benefits fund management is where your passion lies.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to find your ideal fit. Through our informal professional development program, you’ll likely spend your first year on an assignment learning the fundamentals. In year two, you’ll make it yours. By year three or four, you may be ready to move to something new. We want you to find the area that best matches your interests and our needs. And we want you to make every finance job you hold better, too, so we encourage you to innovate, improve and find ways to do work that really matters.


To manage the accurate and timely recording, summarization, and (if applicable) transmittal of all business information for the facilities or areas assigned.


Personnel:2-8 salaried and management


Though organizations vary, incumbent typically provides first level of supervision with both technical and administrative responsibility for a team of salaried and management staff. This could be in a specialized area (General Ledger, Inventory) for a larger organization or in a general area (Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting) for a smaller unit (e.g. a facility/plant within the parent company). Overall accounting policies have been prescribed, but there is a continual need to interpret, coordinate and record activities resulting from constantly changing business conditions. Incumbent has a comprehensive knowledge of the organization’s accounting processes & systems.

Reporting directly to the incumbent are various levels of management accountants and salaried support positions.

Primary responsibilities of the Accounting Supervisor II are divided into three areas:

Managing People

•Works with selected financial systems, interpreting and adhering to Caterpillar’s general accounting practices and procedures, and supervises salaried and management personnel who perform accounting functions of varying complexity.

•Manages a small team and their related workload, prioritizes projects, assigns and reviews work, and controls the daily operating environment.

•Evaluates and reports on staff performance, participates in employee selection, provides career guidance and training direction, complies with personnel practices, and promotes team rewards and successes.

•Provides technical guidance and expertise to current team.

•Motivates team members to work towards individual and team goals and objectives and fosters an environment of teamwork and cooperation.

Managing Expectations

•Communicates effectively within the team and with internal and external customers and data providers.

•Understands and manages customer requirements and expectations.

•Serves as liaison between customer, team and data providers.

•Identifies and communicates goals and objectives of team.

•Provides services, makes recommendations and manages costs.

Performing Complex Staff Work

•Provides technical guidance and expertise on highly complex accounting issues such as preparing financial results analysis for upper level management, providing forecast data, etc.

•Leads initiatives outside team to represent the group (e.g. documenting processes, making presentations).

•Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of Caterpillar’s businesses, products, suppliers and customers.


  • In the U.S., position requires a 4-year degree, preferably in accounting.

  • Non-accounting degree requires minimum of 18 hours of college level accounting or approved Accounting certification.

  • Outside the U.S., international equivalent of education and/or certification are typically required. All approved certifications can be found on Finance Services Division Accounting Certification website.

  • Must have proven record of process and accomplishments at lower levels.

  • Must demonstrate initiative, leadership, good judgment and superior communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and human relations skills also are necessary. 5-7 years of accounting experience is recommended.

  • Advanced English

All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.