The Principal, Global Accounting Advisory provides technical accounting guidance to support CDW’s business, assists with the implementation of new US GAAP accounting standards, and maintains the Company’s global finance instruction manual.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Provides accounting and transaction advisory support to the organization by helping the business navigate complex transactions and events. Examples of keys areas of advisory are as follows:
Collaborates with sales leaders when initiating new complex contracts by identifying revenue recognition and other accounting implications
Provides technical accounting support for M&A transactions
Provides accounting advisory guidance to the organization based on authoritative literature and company policies
Communicates the impact of significant contracts and transactions on financial statements to key stakeholders, including executive management
Reviews significant contracts to ensure proper accounting and assesses Stand-alone Selling Price
Maintains compliance with all internal control procedures, including preparation of documentation to support revenue accounting policies.
Updates the Company’s global finance instruction manual, which includes accounting and reporting policies and procedures.
Supports the Company’s external auditors performing quarterly reviews and the annual audit with respect to accounting issues.
Bachelor’s degree either in finance or accounting
4 years previous financial accounting or audit experience.
3 years CDW finance or audit experience.
Other Required Qualifications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively and independently interact with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership
Proficient knowledge of US GAAP, especially as it relates to ASC 606.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate issues or foresee conflicts arising from decisions or policy elections
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
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
Principal, Global Accounting Advisory
* Chicago, IL *