CDW Senior Accountant I in Chicago, Illinois

The Senior Accountant 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.

  • General ledger operations including perform account reconciliations.

  • Prepare journal entries.

  • Ensure financial 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 and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues.


  • Develop and support processes to ensure general ledger records are accessible and appropriate for tax department needs.

  • 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.

  • Mentor junior team members.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 3 years of accounting experience

For Internal Financial Reporting:

  • 3 years of public accounting experience

Other Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles.

  • Exposure to accounting software.

  • Strong analytical skills and critical attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills.

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

  • Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.

  • History of information and task monitoring.

  • Proven track record in problem analysis with the ability to creatively problem solve.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA

  • Revenue recognition experience with multiple deliverable arrangements and gross vs. net revenue presentation.

  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations.

  • Knowledge of economic principles.

  • Knowledge of auditing practices and principles.

Senior Accountant I

Chicago, IL