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Caterpillar, Inc. Senior Staff Accountant - Legal Entity in Morton, Illinois

Senior Staff Accountant - Legal Entity


As a Senior Staff Accountant at Caterpillar, you will independently perform accounting functions which require preparation, analysis and communication of issues of normal to high complexity that support Caterpillar business processes. This position in Parts Distribution Business Resources is responsible for providing technical expertise in accounting, supporting system implementations, and ensuring the finance solution meets all financial and local statutory reporting requirements.

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

  • Provide business expertise in accounting and indirect tax for SPM system implementations

  • Accounting user support representative for SPM and Vertex financial systems

  • Financial accounting including preparation of journal entries, financial statements, variance analysis, and account reconciliations

  • Inventory accounting and standard cost revision

  • Intercompany reconciliation and analysis

  • Development and maintenance of internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control documentation


Basic Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree, preferably in accounting

  • Non-accounting degree requires minimum 18 hours of college level accounting

  • 4-6 years of accounting experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

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

  • MBA or Masters Degree in Accounting (or equivalent)

  • 3.0 / 4.0 Grade Point Average (Account GPA & Cumulative GPA) or equivalent

  • Accounting experience at a large public accounting firm or a Fortune 500 company

  • Demonstrate initiative, leadership, good judgment and accountability

Relocation assistance is available for this position

Caterpillar 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 and O. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website.

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.

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Primary Location United States-Illinois-Morton

Unposting Date: Jul 14, 2020, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: 200002JP