CDW Careers

Associate Manager, Financial Planningat CDW Careers

Job ID: 18000924
Updated: May 15, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL, United States


The Associate Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis reviews and prepares the financial analysis regarding the financial and operational performance of the company or assigned segment. This role assembles work schedules, builds data files and readies systems for annual process. The Associate Manager prepares and reviews projected financial statements including income statement, capital expenditures, coworker count and ratio analyses. As well, this role ensures financial statements are accurately and appropriately stated. 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Coordinates all planning with departments, review of departmental plans and supervision of planning staff in the process. This may include sales, expense, capital, and coworker count plans.
  • Anticipates data requirements and builds financial planning database to support plan analysis.
  • Automates and improves financial planning processes.
  • Determines process schedule and assigns responsibility for all financial statement components.
  • Participates in monthly close activities by reviewing departmental statements to ensure the correct classification of expenses. Works with Department heads to determine appropriate accrual balances.
  • Mentors a team of Financial Analysts.
  • Senior level presentations.



Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree either in finance or accounting, or another major with CPA
  • External candidates:
    • 4 years previous financial analysis experience.
  • Internal candidates:
    • 3 years CDW finance experience.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact
    with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices
  • Solid technical accounting skills
  • Demonstrated strong 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
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to influence stakeholders
  • Ability to take the lead on researching/resolving issues (from start to finish), or
    representing department on projects
  • Ability to coach and lead a team, as well as represent the department in projects and
    other initiatives

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA
  • CPA
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting and reporting applications (Peoplesoft and
    Hyperion), and SQL 
Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 10%