Associate Manager, Partner Financeat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 21000576
Updated: Mar 02, 2021
Location: Lincolnshire, 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.



Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Builds financial models to support management decision making including inventory analysis, partner funding, and customer and vendor returns analysis.  
  • Lead monthly internal key metric analysis, including Days Receivable Outstanding (‘DRO’) and Days Inventory Outstanding (“DIO”).  Develop the performance “story” for the month and underlying business performance drivers.
  • Review and approve month-end adjusting journal entries, account reconciliations and reports. 
  • Drives system enhancements and development of analytical tools to support more streamlined financial and operational reporting.
  • Builds analytical capability, ensure the integrity of the information prepared and distributed by the department.
  • Responsible for investigating and resolving relevant accounting issues and developing applicable policies and procedures. 
  • Ensures effective system of internal accounting controls and accounting policies and procedures in support of SOX compliance.
  • Supports the Company’s internal and external auditors performing control testing, quarterly reviews and the annual audit. 
  • Responsible for maintaining and monitoring compliance of all internal control procedures, including preparation of documentation to support financial accounting policies.
  • 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.
  • Supervises and mentors accountant(s) and/or senior accountant(s).
  • Special projects as assigned.

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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