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Accounting Consultant - Resource Industries Electrification

Company: Caterpillar
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 9, 2021

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Job Description:

This role will provide Business Resource support to the newly created Resource Industries Electrification team as they seek to deliver a holistic suite of solutions to meet our customers' energy transition objectives while supporting Caterpillar's goal of profitable growth .


Provide financial counsel on complex, broad, traditional and non-traditional accounting studies, projects and/or initiatives.


Incumbent provides expertise on complex business, financial or managerial issues within a business unit or corporate environment. Additionally, this position will/must:

  • have the ability, as an expert, to understand outcomes and have a broad enterprise view and understanding when resolving issues or completing projects. This requires a comprehensive understanding of Caterpillar's business and accounting issues.
  • resolve issues independently.
  • lead and/or direct teams within or outside of discipline.
  • take full responsibility for outcomes. Has a unique accountability role on teams.
  • initiate and lead business unit or corporate initiatives.
  • understand the commercial impact of business decisions.
  • provide creative solutions that challenge traditional methods and processes.

Accounting Consultants are knowledgeable on a variety of accounting functions and have a broader understanding of business issues that impact decision making. Incumbent has experience to evaluate adherence to corporate and external reporting requirements, and/or business analysis methodology. Incumbent has the ability to accomplish complex and/or technical analysis but generally utilizes data gathered by others to render an accounting opinion or business decision. Incumbent will provide advice/recommendations on strategic business issues to business unit managers and leaders inside or outside of their reporting unit and, collaborates with internal/external parties as appropriate.

Basic Requirements:

  • 4-year degree required, preferably in accounting
  • 7-10 years of varied accounting or financial experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Cash flow analysis experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Caterpillar business, products, suppliers and customers, a broad understanding of accounting and business processes and systems
  • Understanding of Resource Industries Division within Caterpillar
  • Proven record of success and accomplishments at lower levels
  • Demonstrate high levels of initiative, leadership, good judgment, and superior communication skills
  • Strong analytical, process improvement, problem solving & human relation skills necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and explain complex accounting methodologies
  • Willingness to relocate to Tucson, Arizona

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

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.

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Keywords: Caterpillar, Decatur , Accounting Consultant - Resource Industries Electrification, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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