Senior Revenue Accountant Iat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 20000553
Updated: Mar 24, 2020
Location: Chicago, IL, United States

The Senior Accountant I is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
  • Ensure proper revenue and expenses are recognized in accordance with GAAP.
  • General ledger operations including performing account substantiations.
  • Prepare journal entries.
  • Ensure financial close and reporting deadlines are met.
  • Prepare financial management reports.
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end closes.
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
  • Independently resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses and balance sheet accounts.
  • Guide non-financial functional areas through accounting rationale and impact on reporting and control.
  • Analyze actual results and provide explanations for variances to plan and prior year.

Inventory Accounting Specific:

  • Monitor standard costs and makes necessary adjustments.
  • Develops processes to reconcile the general ledger to physical inventory.

Technical Accounting Specific:

  • Responsible for researching GAAP pronouncements, resolving accounting issues, and developing financial accounting policies.


  • Financial audit preparation and cooperation with the audit process.
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally on improving business results and processes.
  • Ad-hoc projects as assigned.
  • Mentor junior team members.


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
  • Track record of identifying process improvements, and making appropriate recommendations
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to influence stakeholders
  • External Reporting / Technical Accounting Policy roles only: CPA

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting and reporting applications (Peoplesoft and Hyperion Financial Management)

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

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