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Business Support Manager

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Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 28, 2020

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Job Description


The position is responsible for all financial accounting and reporting functions within the Advanced Components Manufacturing. This role is also responsible for ensuring financial reporting integrity including compliance with US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, cost analysis and support, strategy optimization of short and long-term value creation and profitability, a strong control environment and the achievement of other financial and non-financial objectives.  The position directly supports the operational and supply chain functions of US & Europe Drivetrain. 


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

  • Business Analysis and Decision Support including: establishment of target costs through MBD collaboration and benchmarking, cost monitoring, strategic growth analysis, capital investment review, and coordinating financial leadership through the cycle while championing an enterprise perspective.
  • Annual business plan, monthly rolling business management, long term forecasting, and ad hoc financial forecasting.
  • Ensuring a strong and effective internal control environment is in place and adequately documented and tested.
  • Monthly accounting and financial reporting analysis, weekly cost monitor reviews, efficiency analysis, and operational utilization review.
  • Strategy planning process. This includes long-term strategic development, quarterly strategic assessments and short-term tactical planning to ensure growth and financial success.
  • Business Risk Management governance process.


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible accounting-related experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree in an Accounting or Finance related discipline, CPA/CMA/MBA will also satisfy this requirement.

Top Candidates Will Also Have: 

  • Strong ability to collaborate and partner across peers and leadership.
  • A strong background in Accounting or Finance; including financial accounting, reporting and analysis, commercial support, and budget development.
  • Demonstrates the following leadership attributes: Good business skills and judgement; Courage and emotional intelligence; Intellectual curiosity; The ability to create the vision and lead change; Set challenging targets and prioritize to achieve results; Development of the best talent.
  • Ability to take an Enterprise point of view and lead with our Values in Action.
  • The successful candidate also exhibits rigorous attention to details and excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of how a factory operates, including lean principles, and supply chain policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Caterpillar organization and ts products, policies and procedures is also desired.
  • Credentialed expertise (CPA or CMA) and solid practical experience involving technical accounting and reporting issues
  • Prior supervisory experience
Additional Information:

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

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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May 28, 2020


United States