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

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Job Description:

As a Staff Accountant I Legal Entity in the Peoria Record-to-Report group at Caterpillar, you will have the opportunity to independently perform staff level accounting functions that deal with Sales / Cost of Sales accounting issues of normal complexity to support business processes and provide further experience with Caterpillar accounting practices.

This position is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Global Business Services team and get exposure to working with various business units and directly with our third-party shared service provider. In addition, this job is exposed to the various Caterpillar systems related to Sales / Cost of Sales for both legacy systems and SAP.


  • Monthly Legal Entity Closing including preparation of journal entries, analysis of post-sale credits, margins and trial balances, and performs account reconciliations.

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

  • Work closely with third party team to provide Sales / Cost of Sales services and guidance to our Parent Company Engine Facilities and Cat Americas regions (CNAMCv, CAMCv and CACO)

  • Performs the accounts receivable factoring entries for the Cat Americas regions

  • Works with various Business Units on Aged Inventory Resolution

  • Analyzes results of the annual Standard Cost Revision

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

  • Supports PWC audit


  • Bachelor's level degree in Accounting

  • 1 to 2 years of accounting experience


  • Accounting Certifications (CPA/CMA)

  • Business Unit or Legal entity experience.

  • Strong leadership, initiative, inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate effectively

  • Demonstrated success and progression in previously held accounting roles


This position will ideally be located in the Peoria area, however open to other Caterpillar facilities within the United State.

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.