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We are looking for A Staff Accountant to independently perform staff level accounting functions that deal with accounting issues of normal complexity to support business processes and provide further experience with Caterpillar accounting practices.
JOB DUTIES: 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 procedures;-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, consolidations-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 Documentation Possible areas of responsibility are varied and of medium complexity, including:
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: equivalent of education and/or certification are typically required. 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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