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Caterpillar, Inc. Manager, Accounting in Mossville, Illinois

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

This is an exciting opportunity within the Energy and Transportation business resources procurement team. In this role, you will be an essential partner with the Senior Manager FP&A and Vice President of procurement and direct reports. This role primarily supports the material cost variance analysis and forecasting process.

What You Will Do:

  • Support Energy and Transportation center of excellence team and procurement directors in analyzing and communicating material cost variance

  • Greatly support the forecasting initiatives for material cost

  • Get exposure to division CFOs and group CFOs in various meetings

  • Partner with the business, through providing meaningful and timely insights & analysis, to understand results and drive improved financial performance

  • Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures providing guidance to others in the business

  • Drive standardization, simplification and efficiencies in finance processes

  • Serve as the subject matter expert within Energy and Transportation for the purchase price variance module within the PROcure system

What You Have:

  • Business Acumen: Knowledge of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

  • Finance and Accounting: Knowledge of finance and accounting practices, financial analysis, and reporting; ability to apply finance knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

  • Analytical Thinking: Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis; ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve these problems.

  • Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

  • Organizational Governance: Knowledge of the processes, customs, policies, and rules affecting the way the organization is administered and controlled; ability to ensure compliance with governance guidelines and policies.

  • Strategic Thinking: Knowledge of the importance of "big picture" thinking and planning; ability to apply organizational acumen and competitiveness to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for the organization.

  • Financial Analysis: Knowledge of tools and approaches of financial analysis; ability to read, interpret and draw accurate conclusions from financial and numerical material.

  • Financial Forecasting and Modeling: Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques of financial forecasting and modeling; ability to explore and evaluate alternative financial scenarios and results.

Top Candidates Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Accounting or Finance related discipline

  • Progressive Accounting or Finance related experience

  • CPA, CMA, or equivalent

  • Power BI experience

Additional Info:

  • The location for this position is in Mossville, IL

  • This role is a full time, Hybrid position and currently requires 3 days a week in office

  • Domestic relocation assistance is available for those who qualify

  • Sponsorship is not available

  • International and Domestic travel up to 5%

Posting Dates:

June 10, 2024 - June 24, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.