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Caterpillar, Inc. Associate Director - Global Income Tax Accounting in Irving, Texas

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.


The Associate Director– Global Income Tax Accounting is responsible for U.S. GAAP income tax accounting including review of effective tax rate, quarterly/annual footnote disclosures, SOX income tax accounting controls and processes, account reconciliations & journal entries, uncertain income tax reporting, and income tax accounting processes related to U.S. state income taxes, tax effects of stock based compensation, income taxes paid, deferred tax balance sheet support and realizability of deferred tax assets.


This role is primarily based in Dallas, TX; however open to considering other Caterpillar facilities within the United States.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Maintain the highest-level integrity of financial statements and reporting related to income taxes, maintaining a strong internal control environment.

  • Liaises with external auditors on quarterly reviews and yearly audit of income taxes.

  • Acts as global process owner for uncertain tax positions reporting including application of ASC 740 to tax analysis provided by Global Tax team

  • Supports and consults on income tax accounting matters on acquisitions/divestitures and new guidance.

  • Works closely with Global Tax and Treasury on various initiatives and projects which may have income tax accounting implications.

  • Reviews U.S. deferred and current income tax provisions and return to provision analysis including validation of deferred tax balances and reconciliations.

  • Reviews and analyzes income tax accounting associated with stock-based compensation, cash taxes paid, balance sheet fluctuations, and non-U.S. effective tax rates.

  • Documents ASC 740 considerations of realizability of deferred tax assets.

  • Participates or actively leads special projects or analysis of income tax accounting matters such as valuation allowances, restructuring, income tax accounting processes, controls, etc.

  • Coaches and develops income tax accounting professionals within the company.

WHAT YOU HAVE – Skills and Experiences :

  • This position requires a strong background in income taxes and U.S. GAAP with specific focus on income tax accounting guidance in ASC 740.

  • Knowledge of SOX controls and processes is also essential.Experience with auditing or consulting for tax provisions of large, global manufacturing or other relevant large, global companies is also desired.

  • Strong analytical skills are required to perform detailed analysis and resolve issues.

  • 10 – 15 or more years of progressively responsible job-related experience are typically required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required in order to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific action.

Preferred Skills:

  • It is strongly preferred that the incumbent has credentialed expertise (CPA) and solid practical experience involving ASC 740 technical accounting and US GAAP reporting issues.

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 a yearly STIP 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.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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.

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.