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Caterpillar, Inc. Accountant - Legal Entity 6 Months FTC in Desford, United Kingdom

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Job Title: Accountant - Legal Entity

Contract: 6 Months FTC (Maternity Cover)


Caterpillar is a world leader in construction and mining equipment—creating innovative, cutting-edge products and services that help our customers build the world around us. With that level of impact comes the

platform to care for the world, we work in. That’s why we lead sustainable green initiatives to preserve the environment, help reduce poverty with the Caterpillar Foundation and stay involved in the communities we help build.

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 is 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.

At Caterpillar, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment that values and respects the unique talents, experiences and viewpoints of our global employees. Our vision is to continually develop the Best Team to build innovative solutions for our global customers, deliver superior results for our stockholders and positively impact the people and communities we serve.

Job Duties:

To perform entry-level staff accounting functions that support business processes and provide experience with Caterpillar accounting practices.

  • Financial accounting including preparation of journal entries, financial statements, variance analysis, and account reconciliations

  • Inventory accounting and standard cost revision

  • Payroll and benefit accounting

  • Intercompany reconciliation and analysis

  • Development and maintenance of internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control documentation

Possible areas of support could include:

  • Inventory Accounting & Plant Support

  • Sales / Cost of Sales Accounting

  • General Ledger / Legal Entity Reporting & Analysis

  • Capital Assets Accounting

  • Financial Systems

  • SOX Compliance

  • Statutory GAAP, Tax accounting and General Accounting.

Skills, experience & qualifications you will have:

  • Part qualified and working towards relevant accounting qualification ACA, ACCA or CIMA (study support towards your professional accounting certification will be offered).

  • Microsoft Excel skills are essential (basic formulas, pivot tables, lookups).

  • Experience of double entry book keeping and balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Highly motivated and capable of working on own initiative.

  • Good problem-solving skills and a high level of numeracy.

  • Ability to work to deadlines.

  • Strong organisational skills.

  • Attention to detail, thoroughness and able to analyse information.

  • Ability to work in a team based environment.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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.