CDW Senior Manager, Revenue Accounting & Analysis in Chicago, Illinois


Role Overview

The Senior Manager, Revenue Accounting & Analysis manages the company’s revenue accounting function which supports proper revenue recognition for CDW globally. This includes oversight of monthly revenue activities, performs analysis and accounting research around revenue transactions, maintains and develops sound internal controls and policies and procedures in support of revenue recognition, works with external and internal auditors and performs special projects on an as needed basis.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Manages a team of professionals that includes their coaching, development and performance management.

  • Collaborates with organizations across the company (legal, sales, order management, etc.) to influence critical behavior and process changes that could mitigate revenue recognition risks and enhance controls. This includes liaising with sales where needed on the appropriate structure of significant deals, and ensuring the accounting implications are fully understood and communicated.

  • Proactively advises management of the potential impact to revenue recognition of emerging technical guidance.

  • Develops and maintains revenue recognition policies and procedures for CDW globally. This includes formal documentation of the policies and procedures along with governance around revenue recognition practices.

  • Work closely with CDW’s external reporting team to ensure that revenue recognition policies and procedures are consistent and compliant with GAAP and all technical pronouncements.

  • Performs accounting research on unusual or complex revenue transactions and determine the appropriate accounting, focusing on areas such as allocation of sales dollars, discounts, vendor-specific objective evidence requirements, and overall economics. Liaise with CDW’s external reporting team on the more complex transactions.

  • Assists in the design, execution and evaluation of revenue controls as well as interfacing with both internal and external auditors.

  • Implements new systems, or support changes to existing systems, as they relate to revenue recognition.


  • Serves as a technical resource to other areas of the Company as it relates to revenue recognition.

  • Maintains effective system of internal accounting controls in support of SOX compliance.

  • Oversees daily activities surrounding revenue recognition such as review of material sales transactions, etc.

  • Performs ad hoc reporting and special projects as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.

  • External candidates:

  • 7 years of finance experience, with at least 4 years in an accounting role.

  • 3 years of management experience.

    Other Required Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of ASC 606.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership.

  • Demonstrated excellent knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices with ability to apply them in a business analysis situation.

  • Excellent technical accounting skills.

  • Demonstrated excellent organization and planning 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.

  • Advanced analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and maintain productive working relationships cross-functionally.

  • Excellent people management skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ERP packages, including PeopleSoft general ledger, and other analytical tools such as Hyperion/Smartview.

  • Experience with a revenue accounting tool (such as RevPro) would also be an advantage.

Senior Manager, Revenue Accounting & Analysis

Chicago, IL