Financial Accounting Manager, US Corporate Accountingat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 18002302
Updated: Feb 26, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Role Overview


The Manager of U.S Corporate Accounting manages day-to-day activities that support accounting activities for CDW Group. This includes responsibility for monthly close activities, managing coworkers on the team, liaising with non-US subsidiaries, working with external and internal auditors, understanding variances to either prior periods or plan, and performing special projects as needed.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Manages a team of professionals that includes their coaching, development and performance management
  • Acts as liaison between Finance and other departments within the organization
  • Develops and maintains applicable accounting policies and procedures for areas under control
  • Ensures that adequate financial controls are in place and are in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements
  • Coordinates monthly financial closes, set deadlines and standards for completion of financial statements
  • Responsible for the monthly consolidation for CDW Group within Hyperion Financial Management
  • Works with external and internal auditors to ensure financial statements adhere to accounting policies and good financial controls
  • Review and approve journal entries and account reconciliations


  • Overall responsibility for ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of data within Hyperion Financial Management (used for external financial reporting purposes)
  • Oversight of the PeopleSoft general ledger system
  • Consolidation of CDW results
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts (including intercompany) within the Blackline system
  • Coordinates and works on special projects as needed


Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • 5 years of accounting experience.
  • 1 year of management 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 with ability to apply them in a business analysis situation
  • Excellent technical accounting skills
  • 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 stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and maintain productive working relationships cross-functionally
  • Proven supervisory skills
  • Strong knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management, including the consolidation process

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA
  • Experience with ERP packages, including PeopleSoft general ledger, and other analytical tools such as Hyperion/Essbase, Cognos, etc.
Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 0%

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