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Caterpillar, Inc. Accounting Manager in East Peoria, Illinois

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Job Description:

As an Accounting Manager, you are responsible to independently perform accounting functions which require preparation, analysis, and communication of issues of normal to high complexity that support Caterpillar business processes as well as lead and leverage a small team of management staff accountants.


Incumbent will provide technical expertise and perform complex accounting work that supports business processes related to cost and decision support. Additionally, this position will:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of Caterpillar’s business and accounting practices, systems and procedures

  • Resolve issues independently

  • Participate on and lead teams addressing complex problems

  • Motivates team members to work towards individual and team goals and objectives and fosters an environment of teamwork and cooperation

  • Communicates effectively within the team and with internal and external customers and data providers

  • Understands and manages customer requirements and expectations

  • Serves as liaison between customer, team and data providers

  • Identifies and communicates goals and objectives of team

  • Performing Complex Staff Work

Incumbent will be exposed to a variety of accounting functions and will accomplish a high level of complex and/or technical analysis, analyze various outputs, advise others (both accountants and non-accountants), resolve issues and communicate these outcomes. In some cases, will participate in strategy development. Works on challenging, medium to high risk issues and makes decisions and recommendations as appropriate.

Possible areas of responsibility are varied, including supporting and working with team on:

  • Determining Net Present Value (NPV) & Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for high complexity projects

  • NPI Regional profitability reporting & analysis

  • NPI support including future cost, should cost, alternative analyses and strategy

  • NPI OPACC determination & analysis

  • Enterprise coordination and/or governance of costing activities

  • Product group and/or operational strategy development & execution

  • Low cost producer analysis

  • Post implementation audit (PIA) completion

  • Sourcing studies

  • Identify and implements process and efficiency improvements

Basic Requirements:

  • 4-year degree, preferably in accounting. Non-accounting degree requires minimum of 18 hours of college level accounting or approved Accounting certification.

  • 5-7 years of accounting experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Proven record of process and accomplishments at lower levels

  • Initiative, leadership, good judgment and superior communication skills

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and human relations skills

  • Cost and Investment Analysis experience

Additional Information:

Possible travel up to 10%.

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 www.Caterpillar.com/Careers .

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

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.


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.