Caterpillar, Inc. Sr Staff Accountant- Facility Start Up Special Assignment in Hodges, South Carolina

Sr Staff Accountant- Facility Start Up Special Assignment

Description

JOB PURPOSE:

Toindependently perform complex accounting functions which support unit orcorporate decision making onhighly complex or broad business issues.

JOB DUTIES:

Incumbentwill provide expertise on complex business, financial or managerial issueswithin a business unit or corporate environment.Additionally, this position will/must:

  • have theability to analyze and understand impact and have a broader perspective onspecific accounting

  • issues.This requires a comprehensive understandingof Caterpillar’s business accounting issues and full

  • supportof the unit leadership team.

  • act as ateacher on accounting issues to staff accountants as well as non accountants

  • resolveissues independently

  • leadand/or direct teams within or outside of discipline addressing complex problems

  • take fullresponsibility for outcomes

SeniorStaff Accountants are knowledgeable on a variety of accounting functions butgenerally have specialized areas ofresponsibility at this level.Incumbenthas the ability to accomplish complex and/or technical analysis, but generallyutilizes data gathered by others to render an accounting opinion or businessdecision.Incumbent will provideadvice/recommendations to business unit managers and leaders often working ontactical and strategic businessissues.

Possiblespecific areas of responsibility could include but are not limited to:

  • internalmanagement accounting, including profit center, service center, distributionservices, strategic business, integrated manufacturing, and component businessunit reporting

  • estimatingvarious forecast and budget scenarios as needed based on changing businessconditions

  • presentationand explanation of results to management

  • costaccounting / decision support including:determining Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for high complexity projects,OPACC growth strategy, quality of earnings analysis, enterprise coordinationand/or governance of costing and/or investment activities, and product groupand/or operational strategy development & execution

  • provideleadership for financial accounting - monthly legal entity reporting, inventoryaccounting, standard cost revision, and payroll and benefit accounting

  • provideleadership for intercompany reconciliation and analysis

  • developmentand maintenance of internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley controldocumentation

Possibleareas of support include:

  • AccountableReporting

  • CostAccounting / Decision Support

  • LegalEntity Reporting

Incumbentmust demonstrate specific accounting knowledge and independently handleaccounting issues.

Accountingtasks can be varied in areas such as:

  • Providingfinancial guidance on cross functional or business unit product teams

  • Redesigning& implementing financial systems

  • Drivebehavior (ability to influence management directions) in accordance withfinancial targets and business unit / division / enterprise strategy

  • Developingworldwide sourcing studies

  • Developingmethodology and providing education to accounting and non-accounting staffs andcross-functional teams

  • Communicating/ consulting to broader (worldwide) audience on cost accounting issues

Qualifications

RequiredQualifications:

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  • Bachelor's level degree inAccounting; Non-Accounting degree requires 18 hours of core accounting coursesor approved certification (CPA/CMA)**

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  • 6-8 years of Accounting experience

Desired Qualifications:

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

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  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Accounting (or equivalent)

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

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  • Knowledge of Caterpillar systems and processes

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  • Systems Integration experience

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  • Willingness to relocate and be mobile minded

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  • Excellent Initiative, Communication, Leadership and Interpersonal skills

Additional Information:

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individualsfor this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employmentvisa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many jobopportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employmentwebsite at www.caterpillar.com/careers

Job Management / Professional

Primary Location United States-South Carolina-Hodges

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

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Req ID: 1800092W