Financial Operations Managerat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 18001045
Updated: Sep 11, 2018
Location: Lincolnshire, IL, United States

The Manager, Partner Finance Operations has responsibility over the operational aspects of Advertising expense, Volume Incentive Rebates, Bid Programs, Deferred Marketing, Cooperative Advertising (Coop), Sales Incentives(Spiffs), Misc. Programs, Compensated Positions and any other partner (vendor) funded program. This includes invoicing, claiming (e.g. proof of performance), collections of receivables, and providing internal stakeholders with relevant data to assist with managing partner relationships.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Act as a liaison between Marketing Finance, Marketing, and the entire Partner and Product Management Team for all advertising expenses and all vendor funding programs.
  • Interacts regularly with vendors/partners to build and maintain good working relationships.
  • Provide various reporting and metrics on various receivable balances.
  • Own the billing and collecting for Deferred Marketing, VIR’s, Coop, Spiffs, Misc. Programs and Compensated Positions.
  • Provide input and support for the quarterly reserves and partner audits for the vendor funded programs.
  • Lead team through managing the claiming process and meet the claiming deadlines for the various partner programs.
  • Manage the accounting and reporting for Commission Review, specifically as it relates to Microsoft Commissions.
  • Oversee the processing and use of deferred marketing funds.
  • Lead team through management of the technical aspects of the Peoplesoft A/R, Billing, Contract and Project Costing Modules and the stand-alone Rebates System.
  • Manage the cash application and collection efforts of the team on a routine basis.
  • Manage a team of coworkers including performance management, coaching and development.
  • Provide forecasting and collections reports to Treasury.
  • Provide process improvements and productivity enhancements in all aspects of Vendor Funding.


 Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (ideally in accounting or finance)
  • External candidates:
    • 5 years of finance experience
    • 1 year of management experience
  • Internal candidates:
    • 4 years of finance experience

Other Required Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with all internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership
  • Track record of building and maintaining strong working relationships with all stakeholders including community contacts, and the public
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of finance principles and practices with ability to apply them in a business situation
  • Proficient knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley controls and requirements
  • 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 recommendations
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and maintain productive working relationships cross-functionally

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing an accounts payable or receivable team.
  • Experience managing large and diverse groups.
  • Experience working with large general ledger packages (PeopleSoft preferred).

Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 0%

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