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Senior Accounting Specialist

Location Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000191512

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Job Description:

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We have an exciting position open within Caterpillar in the Global Rental, Services and Marketing (GRSM) Division - supporting the Global Marketing & Brand Organization. We are seeking a Senior Accounting Specialist ( internally known as Staff Accountant I) , and this position supports the Brand Investment team, including campaigns, sponsorships, trademark licensing revenue and rewards program. Plus, this position supports various service organizations including Tradeshows & Events, Digital Marketing, and Ironworks.

Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

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

  • have a comprehensive understanding of Caterpillar’s business and accounting practices, systems and procedures
  • apply knowledge and provide guidance on accounting issues
  • resolve issues independently
  • participate on and lead teams addressing complex problems.

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.

Advises and provides guidance to multiple functional areas and levels of authority.  Areas of responsibility including:

  • internal management accounting, including service center reporting and accountable closing.
  • estimating various forecast and budget scenarios based on changing business conditions.
  • resolving intercompany transactions issues
  • resolving financial reporting problems
  • financial accounting including analysis and communication of division results/explanations.
  • reconciliation between forecasts and actual for multiple organizations
  • presentation and explanation of results to management
  • communication of results to corporate offices
  • Axiom/Power BI management

Basic Requirements:

  • 4-year degree in accounting/finance OR any 4-year degree with an accounting certification (CPA/CMA)
  • 4+ years of accounting experience

Top Candidate Will Also Have:

  • Must demonstrate initiative, leadership, good judgment and accountability
  • Incumbents will demonstrate very good communication skills and have a comprehensive knowledge of Caterpillar businesses, products, suppliers and customers

Additional Details:

  • Domestic relocation is available for those who qualify
  • This position would ideally be located in Peoria, IL; however open to considering other Caterpillar facilities within the U.S. (candidates permanent address must be within 50-mile driving distance to a Caterpillar facility)
    • For a full list of U.S. Caterpillar facilities please visit:
  • Limited travel is expected
  • Flexibility: We’re committed to supporting our employees both inside and outside of work. We recognize that every day is different, and work to create the flexibility you need to be successful in all areas of your life. That may mean a few days in the office and a few days at your home office or another location.


Annual incentive bonus plan*

Medical, dental, and vision coverage

Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)

401k savings plan

Health savings account (HSA)

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

Disability benefits

Life Insurance

Parental leave

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Employee Assistance Programs

Voluntary Benefits and Employee Discounts

Tuition Reimbursement

Career Development

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines .

About Caterpillar 

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.

Final Details

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Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .


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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