The Senior Accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.
The Senior Sales & Margin Accountant II is an organized, detail-oriented role that assists with a wide range of monthly, quarterly and annual accounting responsibilities associated with revenue, costs and/or rebates. Candidates need to bring strong analytical skills to the role and should be capable of handling challenging, fast-paced work environments while working with limited supervision. You will work with cross functional stakeholders in finance, tax, procurement, contract management, sales operations, as well as others and help staff accounting professionals develop their skills.
Key Areas of Responsibility
- Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts.
- Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
- Ensure proper revenue and expenses are recognized in accordance with GAAP.
- General ledger operations including performing account substantiations.
- Prepare journal entries.
- Ensure financial close and reporting deadlines are met.
- Prepare financial management reports.
- Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end closes.
- Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
- Independently resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
- Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses and balance sheet accounts.
- Guide non-financial functional areas through accounting rationale and impact on reporting and control.
- Analyze actual results and provide explanations for variances to plan and prior year.
- Financial audit preparation and cooperation with the audit process.
- Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures.
- Collaborate cross-functionally on improving business results and processes.
- Ad-hoc projects as assigned.
- Mentor junior team members.
Education and/or Experience Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree either in finance or accounting, or another major with CPA.
- External candidates: 3 years previous accounting or financial audit experience.
- Internal candidates: 2 years CDW accounting or finance experience.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated strong knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices.
- Solid technical accounting skills.
- Demonstrated organizational skills with critical attention to detail.
- Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business, while meeting deadlines.
- Proficient in Microsoft office applications with strong experience in Excel.
- Proven track record in problem analysis with the ability to creatively and proactively problem solve.
- Track record of identifying process improvements, and making appropriate recommendations.
- Strong negotiation skills with the ability to influence stakeholders.
- Strong knowledge of financial accounting and reporting applications (Peoplesoft and Hyperion Financial Management).
- External candidates: 4 years previous accounting or financial audit experience.
- Internal candidates: 3 years CDW accounting or finance experience.
CDW is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of known hazards and to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of coworkers and candidates for employment and their families, as well as the community.
CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation. Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.