The Associate Manager, Accounting coordinates
the month-end accounting close process, applies accounting principles and
procedures to analyze financial information, prepares timely and accurate
internal financial reporting packages, and manages/coach a team.
Key Areas of Responsibility
monthly preliminary financial statements, investigates and explains
monthly internal key metric analysis, including Days Payable Outstanding
(‘DPO’) and purchase discounts to develop the performance “story” for the
month and underlying business performance drivers.
for DPO and Purchase Discounts planning and forecasting.
support in identifying new opportunities for working capital improvement,
and assessing the impact of any changes on the relevant financial metrics.
and approve month-end adjusting journal entries, account reconciliations
for investigating and resolving relevant accounting issues, and developing
applicable policies and procedures.
for maintaining and monitoring compliance of all internal control
procedures surrounding accounts payable, including preparation of
documentation to support financial accounting policies.
the Company’s internal and external auditors performing control testing,
quarterly reviews and the annual audit.
- Supervises and mentors accountant(s) and/or senior
financial accounting, analysis and reporting process improvement
opportunities and implements improvements.
goals and skills for direct report(s) and provides regular feedback on
projects as assigned.
Education and/or Experience Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree either in finance or
accounting, or another major with CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
- External candidates:
- 4 years previous accounting or financial
- Internal candidates:
- 3 years CDW accounting or finance
verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively
interact with internal and external stakeholders, including senior
strong knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices
technical accounting skills
strong organizational skills with critical attention to detail
record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability
to adapt to the changing needs of the business, while meeting deadlines
in Microsoft office applications with strong experience in Excel
track record in problem analysis with the ability to creatively and
proactively problem solve
record of identifying process improvements, and making appropriate
negotiation skills with the ability to influence stakeholders
to take the lead on researching/resolving issues (from start to finish),
or representing department on project.
to coach and lead a team, as well as represent the department in projects
and other initiatives
knowledge of financial accounting and reporting applications (Peoplesoft
and Hyperion Financial Management)
and/or mentoring experience