*Providing leadership and direction for the effective payment of supplier invoices through management of an accounts payable function.
*Manage and lead the team that provides statutory and legal entity reporting for Caterpillar UK, including the intercompany payroll, treasury, inventory, pension and general ledger functions.
*Provide leadership and direction in managing the finance team through a potential transition to a SAP system/environment in the next 24 to 36 months.
Prior SAP experience is preferred.
*As well as managing a UK based team, this position will also be required to manage and lead a group located in India supporting the commercial, engineering and manufacturing of certain Caterpillar product manufactured in Chennai, India. Travel is required but relocation is not anticipated.
*Manage and lead the robust execution and maintenance of the UK and India internal control environments.
*Develop, recruit and retain finance and accounting staff and supervisors to enable a high performing, engaged team that allows for professional development and growth within the Caterpillar organisation as a whole.
*A positive and vocal leadership is required to be effective in this position and is a key job responsibility.
*Strong background in accounting, cost accounting, and budget development.
*Knowledge of UK and US GAAP.
*Strong analytical skills are required to perform detailed financial analysis, review and provide commentary of trends and underlying movements in financial statements.
*Significant progressive responsible job-related experience and demonstrated achievement of key deliverables and milestones.
*Excellent interpersonal skills are required in order to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific action.
*Strong, positive and vocal leadership style to enable retention and development of staff and supervisors.
*SAP experience and experience with change management.
*A prior experience a US SOX control environment.
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