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Caterpillar, Inc. Senior Staff Accountant I Legal Entity in Peoria, Illinois

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Job Description:

As a Senior Staff Accountant I Legal Entity in the Peoria Record-to-Report group at Caterpillar, you will have the opportunity to play a critical role leading the Capital Assets shared services group, providing legal entity support, strategic focus and decision making on financial and transactional applications.

This position is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Global Business Services team and get exposure to working directly with out third-party shared service provider.

Incumbent will provide technical expertise and perform complex accounting work that supports business processes.


  • Provides technical guidance and expertise within the Capital Assets function of Global Business Services.

  • Communicates effectively within the team and with internal and external customers and data providers, including presentations to all levels of management.

  • Proactively interacts with customers and third-party shared services team to develop, understand and manage customer requirements and expectations.

  • Provides guidance and partners with Technical Accounting on business issues of high complexity such as financial reporting requirements for capital asset reporting.

  • Enterprise wide primary Capital contact with ownership of PP&E accounting policies and the Capital Asset Manual

  • Work closely with third party team to provide Capital services to Parent Company and Subsidiary customers

  • Capital Management System (CMS) coordinator responsible for monthly freeze and EO reporting, and annual target setting processes

  • Manage quarterly and annual accruals for specific Asset Retirement Obligations for the enterprise

  • Create quarterly and annual depreciation projections to support Corporate Tax accruals

  • Complete annual Capital footnote

  • Support PWC audit


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

  • 5 to 7 years of accounting experience


  • Business Unit and Legal entity experience.

  • Strong analytical, process improvement and problem-solving skills.

  • Professional certifications (CPA, CMA, or equivalent).

  • Experience with FP&A systems (CMS, Access, etc.)

  • Demonstrated success and progression in previously held accounting roles

  • High level of initiative, leadership, and good judgment

  • Superior communication skills

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills with all levels of management and have a comprehensive knowledge of Caterpillar businesses, products, suppliers and customers

Additional Information:

This employer 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, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a monthly bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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Relocation is available for this position.

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

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.