Senior Accountant I, Revenue at CDW in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 7 days ago.





Job Description:

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.
Responsibilities

  • 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.
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
Preferred Qualifications

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