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Accountant Small/Focus Facility

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Location: Thiruvallur, TN, India
Date Posted: Mar 9, 2021
Closing Date: Mar 19, 2021

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Description

To perform entry-level staff accounting functions that support business processes and provide experience with Caterpillar accounting practices. 

JOB DUTIES:
From the outset, incumbent will be expected to be a contributing performer, doing staff level accounting work that supports business processes.  Additionally, this position will:
-gain an understanding of Caterpillar’s business and accounting practices, systems and procedures;
-learn and develop skills which result from the practical application of basic accounting knowledge, and
-provide assistance to a project team or others in the work group.

Accountants will be exposed to a variety of accounting functions and will accomplish a high level of compilation and basic analysis work, reviewing clerical input and generating reports.  The accountant identifies relevant data and data sources, gathers and analyzes the information, and provides feedback.  Typically, decisions will impact relatively low risk issues and will be reviewed by a supervisor.  A supervisor will direct work, but this position does not require close supervision to be effective.

Possible areas of responsibility are varied, including:
•internal management accounting which could include profit center, service center, distribution services, strategic business, integrated manufacturing, and component business unit reporting
•estimating various forecast and budget scenarios as needed based on changing business conditions, coordinating capital forecasting, investment request submissions and reporting of actual spend
•cost accounting / decision support including:  normals & machine rate development, prime product and/or component cost monitoring & analysis, and cost system maintenance
•financial accounting including preparation of journal entries, financial statements, variance analysis, account reconciliations
•development and maintenance of internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control documentation
•inventory accounting and standard cost revision

Possible areas of support could include:  
Accountable Reporting
Cost Accounting / Decision Support
Legal Entity Reporting

The variety of accounting tasks ranges from low to medium complexity.  Interaction outside the workgroup is typically with peers. As the Accountant gains experience, he/she will develop a technical understanding of more complex accounting issues and expand their decision-making capability.  

Accountants will continuously learn through training and experience.   Learning at this level will focus on methods, processes and systems applied to accounting, developing communications skills and building knowledge of Caterpillar’s businesses, products, suppliers and customers.
 

Summary

To perform entry-level staff accounting functions that support business processes and provide experience with Caterpillar accounting practices. JOB DUTIES: From the outset, incumbent will be expected to be a contributing performer, doing staff level accounting work that supports business processes. Additionally, this position will: -gain an understanding of Caterpillar’s business and accounting practices, systems and procedures; -learn and develop skills which result from the practical application of basic accounting knowledge, and -provide assistance to a project team or others in the work group. Accountants will be exposed to a variety of accounting functions and will accomplish a high level of compilation and basic analysis work, reviewing clerical input and generating reports. The accountant identifies relevant data and data sources, gathers and analyzes the information, and provides feedback. Typically, decisions will impact relatively low risk issues and will be reviewed by a supervisor. A supervisor will direct work, but this position does not require close supervision to be effective. Possible areas of responsibility are varied, including: •internal management accounting which could include profit center, service center, distribution services, strategic business, integrated manufacturing, and component business unit reporting •estimating various forecast and budget scenarios as needed based on changing business conditions, coordinating capital forecasting, investment request submissions and reporting of actual spend •cost accounting / decision support including: normals & machine rate development, prime product and/or component cost monitoring & analysis, and cost system maintenance •financial accounting including preparation of journal entries, financial statements, variance analysis, account reconciliations •development and maintenance of internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control documentation •inventory accounting and standard cost revision Possible areas of support could include: Accountable Reporting Cost Accounting / Decision Support Legal Entity Reporting The variety of accounting tasks ranges from low to medium complexity. Interaction outside the workgroup is typically with peers. As the Accountant gains experience, he/she will develop a technical understanding of more complex accounting issues and expand their decision-making capability. Accountants will continuously learn through training and experience. Learning at this level will focus on methods, processes and systems applied to accounting, developing communications skills and building knowledge of Caterpillar’s businesses, products, suppliers and customers. BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: CMA with 2-4 years of post-qualification experience in accounting. Must demonstrate strong leadership, initiative, inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
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Job Info

Mar 9, 2021

R0000014560

India


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