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Staff Accountant - Accountable

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 29, 2019

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Job Description


As a Staff Accountant supporting PSLD – SD&D Procurement, you will independently perform accounting functions which require preparation, analysis and communication of issues of normal to high complexity that support our key business processes.  You will be in a position to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as high levels of leadership and initiative.

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

* Internal management accounting, including profit center, service center, distribution services, strategic business, integrated manufacturing, and component business unit reporting
* Coordination of purchased services, transfer prices, and accountable target costs
* Estimating various forecast and budget scenarios as needed based on changing business conditions
* Financial accounting including consolidation, analysis and communication of division or multiple business units’ results / explanations
* Presentation and explanation of results to management
* Communication of results to corporate offices and Business Unit partners
* Analysis, validation and reporting of PSLD’s OIA (Transformation) results

* Compile, review and report material variance for Directors/GMs and Vice President

* Drive improvement in forecasting accuracy, effectiveness and efficiency for Period Costs, Direct Material and Indirect Material

* Support key Procurement functions and operations through monitoring, tracking and reporting on rebates, tariffs, and price increases

* Identification, analysis and measurement of commodity impact on material and OIA results

* Provide leadership and guidance to support investment and sourcing decisions


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's level degree in Accounting; Non-Accounting degree requires 18 hours of core accounting courses or approved certification (CPA/CMA)

* 1-3 years of accounting experience

Desired Qualifications:

* Experience working with direct/indirect material reporting, variance analysis and related systems

* Proficiency with advanced reporting tools such as Power BI

* Professional Certification (Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or equivalent)

* Proven record of strong initiative, leadership, accountability, and effective communication skills

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

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Aug 29, 2019


United States