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Senior Staff Accountantat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 18002328
Updated: Nov 29, 2018
Location: Vernon Hills, IL, United States

The Senior Accountant I is responsible for supporting the accounting for accounts payable, inventory, freight, and cost of goods sold along with corresponding systems and processes. The position will coordinate monthly close activities, ensure GAAP and SOX compliance, improve processes, perform analysis on business trends, and investigate transactions and system issues.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop partnerships with key internal customers and cross functional teams
  • Proactively provide timely, actionable, and accurate, financial reporting, analysis, and recommendations to the organization
  • Work on cross functional teams to investigate issues and improve processes
  • Make recommendations to improve operational reporting and analysis
  • Provides training, coaching, and development for staff accountants
  • Analyze and present monthly operational accounting financial performance compared to plan, forecast and the prior year
  • Build financial models to support management decision making including inventory analysis, customer and vendor analysis, and cost benefit analysis
  • Prepare monthly and daily reconciliations of various accounts payable, inventory, and other balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare and present reporting and analysis to support corporate projects and initiatives
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Ensure the integrity of the information prepared and distributed by the department
  • Financial audit preparation and cooperation with the audit process.

Qualifications

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.

Other Required Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA
  • Public accounting experience
  • Data warehouse experience
  • Strong aptitude and experience with general ledger systems
  • Experience coaching staff
Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 0%

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