Caterpillar, Inc. Staff Accountant in Jiangsu, China

Staff Accountant


From the outset, the Staff Accountant I will be expected to be a contributing performer, performing financial/decision support accounting work that supports business processes. Additionally, this position will:

-develop an expanded understanding of Caterpillar’s business and accounting practices, systems and


-apply accounting knowledge

-participate on and lead teams

The incumbent will be exposed to a variety of accounting functions and will perform a high level of compilation with a broad range of analysis work. The Staff Accountant I will review clerical input, advise salaried employees and entry-level accountants, generate reports and provide related commentary. The Staff Accountant I will review and validate relevant data and data sources, analyze information and provide feedback. Incumbent works on challenging, low to medium risk issues and makes decisions and recommendations as appropriate. Work will be directed by an accounting supervisor primarily through review of progress and results.

Possible areas of responsibility are varied and of medium complexity, including:

-financial accounting, including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, inventory accounting,


-internal management accounting, including profit center reporting and budgeting and margin analysis

-coordination of purchased services and transfer prices

-development and maintenance of internal controls and procedures, including Sarbanes-Oxley control


Possible areas of responsibility are varied and of medium complexity, including:

 financial accounting including preparation of journal entries, financial statements, trend marginal variance analysis, and account reconciliations

 inventory accounting and standard cost revision

 payroll and benefit accounting

 intercompany reconciliation and analysis

 development and maintenance of internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control documentation

Possible areas of support could include:

 Inventory Accounting & Plant Support

 Sales / Cost of Sales Accounting

 General Ledger / Legal Entity Reporting & Analysis

 Capital Assets Accounting

 Financial Systems

 SOX Compliance

 Tax Accounting, Tax & Trade Compliance (outside the U.S.)

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Interacts with multiple functional areas and levels of authority. The Staff Accountant I is capable of handling complex accounting issues such as:

 inventory valuation

 intercompany transactions

 sales and cost of sales reporting

 resolving financial reporting problems.

The Staff Accountant I will demonstrate knowledge and ability to independently handle accounting issues. They will demonstrate good communication skills and have an expanded knowledge of Caterpillar’s businesses, products, suppliers and customers.


BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: Position requires a 4-year degree, preferably in accounting. Non-accounting degree requires minimum 18 hours of college level accounting or approved Accounting certification. Outside the U.S., international equivalent of education and/or certification are typically required. All approved certifications can be found on Finance Services Division Accounting Certification website. Must demonstrate strong leadership, initiative, inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate effectively. Knowledge of local statutory accounting, currency, and tax and trade controls are desired. 1-2 years of accounting experience is required.

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Primary Location China-Jiangsu-Wuxi

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

Req ID: 1900017R