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Associate Manager, Financial Accountingat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 18002358
Updated: Dec 05, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL, United States

The Associate Manager, Accounting coordinates the month-end accounting close process, applies accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepares timely and accurate internal financial reporting packages, and manages/coach a team.
 
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Review and approve month-end adjusting journal entries and oversee consolidation, inter-company accounting and FX revaluation.
  • Analyzes monthly preliminary financial statements, investigates variances and ensures that all necessary adjusting journal entries are complete.
  • Maintains compliance with all internal control procedures surrounding financial accounting, including preparation of documentation to support financial accounting policies.
  • Supports the Company’s internal and external auditors performing control testing, quarterly reviews and the annual audit.
  • Owns the investigation of key monthly variances and the development of the financial performance “story” for the month; identifies impact of accounting adjustments along with underlying business performance drivers.
  • Supervises and mentors accountant(s) and/or senior accountant(s).

Responsibilities

  • Identifies financial accounting and reporting process improvement opportunities and implements improvements
  • Develops goals and skills for direct report(s) and provides regular feedback on performance.
  • Special projects as assigned.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Analyzes monthly preliminary financial statements, investigates and explains variances.
  • Lead monthly internal key metric analysis, including Days Payable Outstanding (‘DPO’) and purchase discounts to develop the performance “story” for the month and underlying business performance drivers.
  • Responsible for DPO and Purchase Discounts planning and forecasting.
  • Provides support in identifying new opportunities for working capital improvement, and assessing the impact of any changes on the relevant financial metrics.
  • Review and approve month-end adjusting journal entries, account reconciliations and reports.
  • Responsible for investigating and resolving relevant accounting issues, and developing applicable policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining and monitoring compliance of all internal control procedures surrounding accounts payable, including preparation of documentation to support financial accounting policies.
  • Supports the Company’s internal and external auditors performing control testing, quarterly reviews and the annual audit.
  • Supervises and mentors accountant(s) and/or senior accountant(s).

Responsibilities

  • Identifies financial accounting, analysis and reporting process improvement opportunities and implements improvements.
  • Develops goals and skills for direct report(s) and provides regular feedback on performance.
  • Special projects as assigned.

 

PARTNER FINANCE

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Analyzes monthly preliminary financial statements, investigates and explains variances.
  • Lead monthly internal key metric analysis, including Days Receivable Outstanding (‘DRO’) for vendor claims relating to rebates, cooperative advertising, sales incentives, funded positions and other vendor partner programs. Develop the performance “story” for the month and underlying business performance drivers.
  • Responsible for DRO planning and forecasting.
  • Provides support in identifying new opportunities for working capital improvement, and assessing the impact of any changes on the relevant financial metrics.
  • Review and approve month-end journal entries, account reconciliations and reports.
  • Responsible for investigating and resolving relevant accounting issues, and developing applicable policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining and monitoring compliance of all internal control procedures surrounding Partner Finance, including preparation of documentation to support financial accounting policies.
  • Supports the Company’s internal and external auditors performing control testing, quarterly reviews and the annual audit.
  • Supervises and mentors accountant(s) and/or senior accountant(s).

Responsibilities

  • Identifies financial accounting, analysis and reporting process improvement opportunities and implements improvements.
  • Develops goals and skills for direct report(s) and provides regular feedback on performance.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree either in finance or accounting, or another major with CPA
  • External candidates:
    • 4 years previous accounting or financial audit experience.
  • Internal candidates:
    • 3 years CDW accounting or 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 recommendations
  • 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
  • External Reporting / Technical Accounting Policy roles only: CPA

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting and reporting applications (Peoplesoft and Hyperion Financial Management)
  • Supervisory and/or mentoring experience
Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 0%

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