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Strategic Finance Manager

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Location: Deerfield, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 28, 2020

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 About Us:

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets.

With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8B, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.  The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.  Caterpillar is also a leading U.S. exporter. Through a global network of independent dealers and direct sales of certain products, Caterpillar builds long-term relationships with customers around the world.


We are a Fortune 100 corporation with 110 production facilities of which 60 are located outside the US, and we have 160 dealers serving customers in 193 countries. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), including both the World and North America indices. This marks the 20th time Caterpillar has been included in the DJSI.


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Position Description:

As the Resource Industries Strategic Finance Manager at Caterpillar (internally titled CFO Coordinator), you will have the opportunity to develop essential business information and provide counsel to management for all business analysis, product costing and return on investment activities. In addition, you will provide analysis and interpretation of the financial condition of the Resource Industries segment.

Reporting to the Strategic Finance Manager are staff responsible for accounting and financial reporting, business analysis and business support.

Primary responsibilities typically include:
  • Consolidating and forecasting accountable results for the divisions within the segment

  • Developing communications to support the explanation of RI’s results and the industries we serve for both internal and external consumption

  • Provide leadership and support in preparing Resource Industry materials for the quarterly release

  • Liaising between Corporate Accounting and the division business resource teams

  • Coordinating segment board reporting
  • Managing RBM and Annual Business Planning for the segment

  • Leading segment metric reporting and strategic imperatives

  • Assisting with special projects


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s level degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years of supervisor experience
  • 8+ years of progressively responsible accounting and/or Finance related experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with Caterpillar’s external reporting process

  • Business unit experience with financial analysis and forecasting

  • Experience with consolidations at either the corporate or business unit level

  • High levels of initiative, leadership and good judgement

  • Strong analytical, process improvement, problem solving and human relations skills

  • Demonstrated success and progression in previously held business support roles

  • Professional certification (CPA or CMA)
  • MBA or Master’s degree in Accounting (or equivalent)

  • Strong background in accounting, including past roles requiring financial analysis and forecasting experience

  • Superior communication skillset, including experience with communication to senior leaders

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.LI


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May 28, 2020


United States