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2024 Entry Level Accountant

Location San Diego, California, United States of America / San Diego, California, United States of America
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Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000218332

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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.


2024 Entry Level Accountant

Entry level accountants will be exposed to a variety of accounting functions and will accomplish a high level of compilation and basic analysis work, reviewing clerical input and generating reports. The accountant identifies relevant data and data sources, gathers, and analyzes the information, and provides feedback. Typically, decisions will impact relatively low-risk issues and will be reviewed by a supervisor. A supervisor will direct work, but this position does not require close supervision to be effective.

The variety of accounting tasks ranges from low to medium complexity. Interaction outside the workgroup is typical with peers. As the Accountant gains experience, he/she will develop a technical understanding of more complex accounting issues and expand their decision-making capability. Accountants will continuously learn through training and experience. Learning at this level will focus on methods, processes, and systems applied to accounting, developing communications skills, and building knowledge of Caterpillar’s businesses, products, suppliers, and customers.

Professionals within the program must be willing to travel as needed for customer support.

Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Staff-level accounting work that supports business processes. Additionally, this position will:
    gain an understanding of Caterpillar’s business and accounting practices, systems, and procedures.
  • Learn and develop skills that result from the practical application of basic accounting knowledge and assist a project team or others in the workgroup.
  • Internal management accounting which could include profit center, service center, distribution services, strategic business, integrated manufacturing, and component business unit reporting
    estimating various forecast and budget scenarios as needed based on changing business conditions financial accounting including consolidation, analysis.
  • Communication of division or multiple business units’ results/explanations presentation and explanation of results to management. Communication of results to corporate offices.

Work Schedule:

Flexible work schedule: 3 days onsite (required) and 2 flexible days (onsite or remote). 

New Hire Opportunities: Entry level accountants will get the opportunity to join a Solar Turbine employee resource group, receive mentorship, engage in special events and luncheons with peers, hear from keynote speakers and much more.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently attending a 4-year accredited university/college or have completed a minimum bachelor’s degree in accounting or related degree, Data Analytics, or IT with a concentration in accounting with 18 semester hours of core accounting courses from a 4-year accredited university/college.
  • Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA (both Accounting GPA & Cumulative GPA).
  • Must be willing to travel accordingly.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous accounting internship and/or work experience
  • Strong initiative, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Excel
  • Leadership involvement in student associations.


Base salary for this role ranges from $ 71,535.00 , to $107,303.00. Actual salary will be based on experience. The total rewards package, beyond base salary includes:
•    Annual incentive bonus plan*
•    Medical, dental and vision coverage starting day 1
•    Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)
•    401(k) Savings Plan including company match
•    Health savings account (HSA)
•    Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
•    Short and long-term disability coverage
•    Life Insurance
•    Parental leave
•    Employee Assistance Programs
•    Voluntary Benefits and Employee Discounts
•    Career Development
*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines


No Relocation will be provided for this role. Must be willing to relocate to San Diego, CA

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

Summary Pay Range:

$0.00 - $0.00

Compensation and benefits offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, job level, market location, job-related knowledge, skills, individual performance and experience. Please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Caterpillar. 


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 .

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

Posting Dates:

February 28, 2024 - June 2, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.     

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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