Financial Systems Governance Specialist

Employer
Caterpillar
Location
Bangalore
Posted
May 21, 2024
Closes
May 27, 2024
Ref
4688926048
Level
Specialist
Work Mode
Hybrid
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Corporate
Career Area:

Business Technologies, Digital and Data

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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.

Your Impact 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.

Job Summary

We are seeking a skilled Financial Systems Governance Specialist (Business Process Specialist) within CAT Information Technology. The Financial Systems Governance Specialist partners with stakeholders across Caterpillar to optimize financial processes, develop and maintain best in class systems and tools, and enhance governance and controls to support various accounting and finance cycles. This position - part of the Corporate Services within Caterpillar IT, is an integral part of governing, developing, and implementing accounting and finance solutions worldwide with focus on APAC region. This individual will work independently, as well as within a large team environment (matrix-oriented structure), to deliver world-class process and technology solutions in support of the business needs.

The position is responsible for maintaining and enhancing governance over Caterpillar's financial systems with focus on the Caterpillar's CBS SAP system. This role will also be responsible for the elements of the design of various financial processes.

The preference for this role is to be based out of Whitefield Office, Bangalore, India

What you will do

Job Roles and Responsibilities
  • This position - part of the Corporate Services within Caterpillar IT, is an integral part of governing, developing, and implementing accounting and finance solutions worldwide with focus on APAC region. This individual will work independently, as well as within a large team environment (matrix-oriented structure), to deliver world-class process and technology solutions in support of the business needs.
  • The position is responsible for maintaining and enhancing governance over Caterpillar's financial systems with focus on the Caterpillar's CBS SAP system. This role will also be responsible for the elements of the design of various financial processes.
  • Developing methodology and providing education to accounting and non-accounting staffs and cross-functional teams.
  • Actively participate in blueprinting, review, and approval of the design elements for existing and future financial systems.
  • Assist extended team with projects and change requests intake.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert that will provide direction during process and system design activities and assist in resolving business process issues arising from financial systems implementations.
  • Work with business partners to standardize, simplify, and optimize total cost of ownership.
  • Liaison between technology and process teams and the Accounting and Finance Process Owners, representing the Process Owners during financial systems design/re-design activities.
  • Definition of internal control requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control documentation or other statutory / local requirements.
  • Guide and/or validate process documentation as part of the ERP's template(s) solutions.
  • Work on a matrix-oriented organization, and lead small cross functional teams.
  • Assist / lead the integration of focus facilities, new acquisitions and ventures, and/or new clients into corporate practices.
  • Developing methodology and providing education to accounting and non-accounting staffs and cross-functional teams.

Candidates will have:
  • 5+ years of relevant job experience in Accounting / Finance, IT or related field
  • 4-year degree in Accounting or Business degree or Technical degree with Accounting experience or equivalent
  • Demonstrates problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Flexibility to work in a global environment
  • Must demonstrate high levels of initiative, leadership, good judgment, the ability to communicate effectively, a broad understanding of accounting business processes, process improvement
  • Understanding and practical knowledge of SAP and other financial systems.

Desired Qualifications:

SAP delivery experience
  • SAP Certification
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of Caterpillar business, products, suppliers and customers
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of Caterpillar's CBS SAP system and other financial applications
  • Professional Certification (CPA, CMA or equivalent)

What you will have

Skills desired:

Business Analysis: Knowledge of business analysis and the set of tasks, techniques and tools required to identify business needs; ability to recommend solutions that deliver value to stakeholders.

Level Extensive Experience:
  • Builds relationships with internal stakeholders to obtain information related to various functions of the business.
  • Compares how certain functions of the business perform better at different stages of the business cycle.
  • Consults with investors about how well the business is expected to perform.
  • Develops business analysis best practices, procedures and standard company guidelines.
  • Provides a solution method to find the nature and extent of technology and process changes that should be made.
  • Supervises new team members in business analysis methodology innovation and advanced techniques application.

Core Application Systems: Knowledge of major production application systems used for delivery of services to internal and external clients; ability to leverage major production application systems in diverse situations.

Level Working Knowledge:
  • Helps create contingency plans to mitigate impact of disruption on core applications.
  • Identifies key players, criticalities, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Investigates application-related issues with both business and IT professionals.
  • Recommends enhancements for a major application system or related subsystems.
  • Works with core application systems for a major business unit or function.

Relationship Management: Knowledge of relationship management techniques; ability to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers.

Level Expert:
  • Oversees key client reviews to assure service and relationship satisfaction.
  • Coaches others in the value, issues, and methods of client partnering.
  • Collaborates with clients in the pursuit of common business objectives.
  • Maintains status information on major developments in client or partner environment.
  • Works directly with clients to discern business trends and their implications.
  • Fosters a climate conducive to establishing positive working relationships with outsiders.

IT Environment: Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes and activities; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations.

Level Extensive Experience:
  • Instructs on day-to-day IT operations: business impacts, priorities and dependencies.
  • Provides insights into key aspects of strategic systems and technology development plans.
  • Oversees the IT systems management philosophy, administrative service functions and requirements.
  • Consults on the rationale behind the use of technology infrastructure across various functions.
  • Coaches others on the roles and responsibilities of the IT department.
  • Evaluates the key benefits and drawbacks for an organization's existing IT structure.

What you will get:
  • Work Life Harmony
  • Earned and medical leave.
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Relocation assistance

Holistic Development
  • Personal and professional development through Caterpillar 's employee resource groups across the globe
  • Career developments opportunities with global prospects

Health and Wellness
  • Medical coverage -Medical, life and personal accident coverage
  • Employee mental wellness assistance program

Financial Wellness
  • Employee investment plan
  • Pay for performance -Annual incentive Bonus plan.

Additional Information:

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

Posting Dates:

May 17, 2024 - May 23, 2024

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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