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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Senior Finance Manager



Accounting & Finance
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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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.

The Opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for an Accounting Manager supporting Resource Industries Operations & Product Division (RIOP). In this role, you will lead a team responsible for RIOP’s Operating & Execution (O&E) reporting, partner with the business to solve complex challenges, and oversee our data systems, process improvements and analytics in addition to champion our global finance strategy. The position supports RIOP Leadership, product groups and facilities but also works closely with other divisions within Resource Industries.

What You Will Do:

  • Manage a staff of three to four direct reports through coaching and guiding daily activities
  • Hold ongoing performance and career development discussions
  • Support RIOP’s O&E, Deep Dive and Executive Office Reviews
  • Review RIOP OPACC Improvement Agenda (OIA) results
  • Work closely with the enterprise O&E and segment team as well as coordinate the completion of various requests
  • Evaluate Accounting Reporting Tool (ART), OPACC Analysis Tool (OAT) and Share of Market OPACC (SMO) updates
  • Present high-level story to senior leadership, while also understanding the underlying details
  • Sponsor projects to standardize and simplify processes by leveraging our digital capabilities (ex. Power BI)
  • Partner with the business to provide deeper strategic insights and solve challenges with a customer-oriented mindset
  • Responsibility for division’s financial reporting accounting software (Axiom) maintenance and development
  • Influence our finance culture by demonstrating desired behaviors, including but not limited to continuous improvement and learning

What You Have:

  • Leadership: Use strategies and skills to enlist others in setting, embracing and achieving objectives while having a long-term perspective of the future state of things and how to get there
  • Effective Communication: Utilize effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
  • Managing People: Lead successful teams, and diligently address issues related to performance and conflicts at the workplace
  • Vision for Change: See opportunities for change and establish the big picture vision as well as drive thinking and planning towards a long-term strategic goal
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Understand the necessity and value of accuracy; ability to complete tasks with high level of precision
  • Analytical Thinking: Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis; capacity to determine root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions to resolve those problems
  • Manage Multiple Priorities: Manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation
  • Decision Making: Capable of accurately analyzing situations and reaching productive decisions based on informed judgment
  • Financial Planning & Analysis: Knowledge of processes, methods, and tools for financial reporting; ability to apply finance knowledge appropriately to diverse situations as well as read, interpret and draw accurate conclusions from financial and numerical material

Top Candidates Will Have:

  • Accounting or Finance degree or equivalent

Additional Info:

  • This position will be located in our Peoria, IL office
  • This role is a full time, Hybrid position and currently requires 3 days a week in office
  • Domestic relocation assistance is available for those who qualify
  • Sponsorship is not available
  • Domestic travel up to 5%

Posting Dates:

July 1, 2024 - July 12, 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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