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Caterpillar Inc

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2011 sales and revenues of $60.138 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar ... Read More

Address      100 North East Adams Street Peoria, Illinois USA 61629
Website      www.cat.com
Holding      No Holding Details

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AP Accountant

Description
 

Responsibilities  

 

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      To review and check invoices for accuracy, to match invoice with purchase requisition, purchase orders, goods or services receipts.(for exemption cases)

      To process A/P transactions in an accurate and timely manner, in compliance with Caterpillar policies and procedures

      Reconciliation of accounts, preparation of accruals and posting to the general ledger

      Preparation of the period end close and reporting processes

      Identification of unusual items and discrepancies, investigations and escalation to the Accounts Payable Supervisor.

      To obtain approvals for payment and to schedule payments

      Preparation of year-end and related adjustments

      To interface with other departments (e.g., purchasing, shipping, receiving, contracts) with regard to accounts payable transactions

      To perform ad hoc/special projects as needed.
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      Management Reporting:Preparation and analysis of A/P reports of daily cash flow, accruals, check registers, general ledger postings, and control reports (e.g., unmatched invoices, payment requests that exceed approved limits).  ;Preparation and analysis of A/P control reports (e.g., unmatched invoices, payment requests that exceed approved limits), and to follow up and resolve them.
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      Operations & Systems:To recommend and implement process enhancements and technology solutions to improve the efficiency, quality and timeliness of Accounts Payable processing;To contribute to developing business requirements for cost-effective technology solutions, and to participate in user testing and acceptance efforts.
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      Customer Service:Communication with local business units or vendors when necessary to obtain information and answers questions regarding accounts payables;To respond to customers to all needs and inquiries.

Qualifications
 

Qualifications  
 

    * Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, and 3-5 years relevant work experience
    * CPA or equivalent (e.g., Chartered Accountant) ·      
    * Good bookkeeping and accounting skills required
    * Experience in multi country financial background would be preferred
    * Solid knowledge of A/P process and understanding the interdependencies with other finance processes
    * Skilled evaluating requests from Business Units·       
    * Ability to obtain and summarize information to support leaders in making financially sound business decisions
    * Ability to accomplish tasks with accuracy and attention to detail
    * Ability to gather information and accurately identify the causes of problems in work processes
    * Team-focused
    * Excellent communication skills (English, written and spoken)
    * Quick adaptability to change
    * Ability to produce reliable data, accurate analyses and on time to support business goals and objectives

Other Job Information

Vacancy type:

Full Time

Contact Mode:

not provided

Fax:

309-675-6620

Contact Name:

not provided

Job Duration:

not provided

Phone:

309-675-1000

Email:

CATir@CAT.com

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