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Senior Staff Accountant - SEC Consolidating/Reporting

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Location: Deerfield, IL, United States
Date Posted: Feb 21, 2019

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Job Description


Numbers matter. So do relationships.

At Caterpillar, a career in accounting isn’t about numbers. It’s about helping us make smart, ethical financial decisions. You may not physically build Cat® products, but the guidance you provide helps make what we make possible. That’s why we seek accountants who operate with the highest levels of integrity—individuals with the skills and confidence to act as trusted advisors. 

It’s your career. Where will it take you?


Budgets. Inventory. Taxes. Auditing. Wherever your passion for numbers lies, chances are there’s a place for you here. Our philosophy isn’t to hire accountants. It’s to hire people who want to build careers in finance—and that means encouraging you to move through various roles to find the area that best fits your interests and our needs. That might be financial, managerial, cost or tax accounting. Or you might find your fit in internal controls or auditing. Leadership opportunities exist in all these areas, too.

We support mobility and continual learning. If you want to pursue CPA or CMA certification, we’ll give you time to study and help pay for the costs of preparatory courses and testing. We value innovation, too. If you have an idea about how to improve your job or a specific accounting policy or practice, we want to hear it—and if it’s a good one, we’ll drive it forward. At Caterpillar, you have a voice and a chance to do work that really matters.

Caterpillar's Finance Services division is seeking a Senior Staff Accountant in our Deerfield Headquarters Office. 

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial accounting including consolidation, analysis and communication of division or multiple business unit or legal entity results on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis 
  • Support external quarterly and annual reporting 
  • Development and maintenance of internal controls and procedures, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control documentation 
  • Integrate accountable methodology changes and reorganizations into financial analysis and reporting including interaction with multiple business units 
  • Prepare and present training to all business units 
  • Maintain and update analysis software tools


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's level degree in Accounting or Finance; Non-Accounting or Non- Finance degree requires 18 hours of core accounting courses; Professional Certification (CPA/CMA)or approved certification (CPA/CMA)
  • 4 to 6 years of Accounting or Finance experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:  

  • Demonstrated success and progression in previously held accounting roles 

  • Demonstrated excellence in Leadership, Initiative, Communication, Interpersonal, Judgment and Analytical skills.

  • Accounting experience at a large public accounting firm or a Fortune 500 company 

  • MBA or Masters Degree in Accounting (or equivalent)

  • BPC/Essbase experience 

  • Previous Management Financial analysis experience  

Additional Information:

    Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

    Posting 2/6-2/20

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Feb 21, 2019


United States