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12 Month Industrial Placement - Finance - Belfast or Larne

Who are Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has been building the world's infrastructure for over 90 years as the leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. But beyond this, the organisation has established itself as a technology leader in construction, transportation, mining, forestry, energy, logistics, electronics, financing and electric power generation.

The organisation has a clear vision to be the global leader in providing customer value in the markets in which it operates. Underpinning all this is a real commitment to social and environmental responsibility, which is upheld by all

95,000 employees. In fact, Caterpillar is convinced that it is their people who drive the business - they are constantly looking for ways in which they can grow profitably through sustainable progress.

Caterpillar is a globally diverse company. Its people come from many places. Their backgrounds and experiences are different and so are the businesses they work for within Caterpillar.

A position has become available for a placement student in the General Accounting Shared Service Centre at Caterpillar (NI) Limited, part of Caterpillar's Enterprise Financial Shared Services group within the Financial Services Division (FSD), located in Belfast. We are responsible for providing a wide range of financial services to Caterpillar entities around the world.

This position will provide you with first hand experience of the workings of a modern Accounting Shared Services provider as well as the opportunity to develop your accounting knowledge and business skills. They will be exposed to a number of different Accounting systems and business software packages and will make contact with accounting personnel from across different UK and European facilities.

What experiences can we offer you?

We can provide you with an overview of a finance department including services such as General Ledger Accounting, Trial Balance preparation, Fixed Asset Accounting, Product Costing and Inventory Accounting to a number of Caterpillar legal entities within Europe.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Support Month End, including journal preparation, journal posting and attending Month End closing meetings
  • Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Perform Daily Costing updates and Capital Spend request reviews
  • Prepare and maintain up to date process documentation for key job tasks
  • Perform all activities to a high standard and in compliance with Internal and Sarbanes Oxley controls
  • Support annual and interim audits with required information
  • Promote a customer relationship oriented culture within the SSC
  • Support the implementation of Process Improvement Opportunities
  • Assisting with other adhoc activities when required

Due to the nature of the services we provide, the role requires an individual who can demonstrate diligence and accuracy in the provision and analysis of financial information in a timely basis. They must be able to follow clear instructions and act on their own initiative when required. The role also requires an individual with good communication skills, both written and oral as they may be required to make contact with accounting personnel from locations across the UK and Europe.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for you to be currently studying one of the following degree(s) at a 2:1 level or above:

  • Business Related
  • Finance Related
  • Accountancy Realted

How to apply:

Please only apply for one discipline. You will be given the option of applying for a second discipline during the application process. If you apply for multiple disciplines you will not be considered for all applications.

Caterpillar is an equal opportunity employer. 

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