Caterpillar Accountant - Legal Entity in Mossville, Illinois

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don't just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. We are bringing our industry into the Age of Smart Iron. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. It is our team that has allowed this company to accomplish great things. From the construction of the Hoover Dam, to earthquake relief in Indonesia, our employees have never failed to give customers enduring results through superior service and innovation.

The Legal Entity Accountant role will be exposed to a variety of accounting functions and will accomplish a high level of compilation and basic analysis work, reviewing clerical input and generating reports. The accountant identifies relevant data and data sources, gathers and analyzes the information, and provides feedback.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

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

*Inventory accounting and standard cost revision

*Inter-company reconciliation and analysis

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

*Position will serve as the Service Charge Coordinator and Capital Coordinator

Possible areas of support could also include:

*Inventory Accounting & Plant Support

*Sales / Cost of Sales Accounting

*General Ledger / Legal Entity Reporting & Analysis

*Capital Assets Accounting

*Financial Systems

*SOX Compliance

*Statutory GAAP, Tax accounting, General Accounting, and Tax & Trade Compliance (outside the U.S.)

Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they’re really contributing to the work of a powerful global team. At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Modest, small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Caterpillar couldn’t be the company it is today without the men and women who shape it by producing their best work. Because employees power the success of Caterpillar, the company is committed to empowering the success of the employees. When employees win, so does Caterpillar.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.

Basic Qualifications:

*Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Accounting; Non-Accounting degree requires 18 hours of core accounting courses or approved certification (CPA/CMA)

*Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA obtained within overall and accounting coursework

*2 years or less of accounting experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

*Previous accounting internship and/or work experience

*Strong leadership, initiative, communication, and interpersonal skills

*Intermediate user of Microsoft Excel

*Professional certification (CPA or CMA)

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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Job: *Accounting

Title: Accountant - Legal Entity

Location: Illinois-Mossville

Requisition ID: 170007K9