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Location Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000224844

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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.

Job Title: Accountant

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 (Depending on Experience)

Location : Shrewsbury, Shropshire    


  • 25 days annual leave,    

  • Up to 10% annual bonus

  • Contributory pension scheme- Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%

  • Contributory share scheme- Caterpillar will match 50% of the employee's contribution

  • Access to flexible benefits including access to private medical and dental care, ability to purchase additional annual leave, cycle to work scheme etc.

Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not supported for this role.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business. 

Who is Caterpillar? What do we do?

With 2022 sales and revenues of $59.4 billion, 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. Caterpillar does business on every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services through our Financial Products segment. 

What will Caterpillar do for you?

From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company. You power our success and we are committed to empowering yours. After all, when your work can impact the entire world, it’s important to do work that matters.

Job Opportunity:

We have an opportunity to join the Caterpillar Defense Business Resources team as a Legal Entity Accountant at our facility in Shrewsbury. The legal entity accountant will be exposed to a variety of accounting functions with a broad range of analysis work. They will review and validate relevant data and data sources, analyse information, and provide valuable analysis to support strategic decision-making. Whilst this opportunity sits within the Finance function, a key component of this role will be effective business partnering directly with Commercial, Purchasing, Supply Chain and other stakeholders from the wider business.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Preparation of various journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations as part of the month end close cycle

  • Providing monthly revenue analysis and explanations of variance to forecast

  • Collaboration with business partners to understand monthly changes in forecasted future revenue.

  • Developing/Maintaining internal controls to ensure compliance with enterprise policies and procedures.

  • Supporting the statutory accounts preparation for external audit.

Skills and Experience:

Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Working towards or completed Professional certification (CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to summarise and communicate to management / non-finance customers.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.

Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Strong problem-solving and continuous improvement skills.

  • Experience of accounting within a manufacturing environment.

  • Experienced user of Microsoft office

  • QAD EE ERP system.

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting #LI #LI-HYBRID

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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