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Accounting Associateat CDW Careers (UK)

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Post Date: 
16 May 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
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Contract Type: 
Permanent (Full-time)
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CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other international locations. We help our clients achieve their goals by delivering integrated solutions and services that maximize their technology investment. Integrating new technologies into your organization demands a careful balancing act; cost, security and competitive advantage all need to be considered as part of a forward-thinking IT strategy. At CDW we are recipients of the industry’s highest achievable accreditations. Our IT solutions and services are designed to offer you strategic advantages over your competitors, helping you to attract and retain more customers, while increasing your market share.

As an Accounting Associate you will supporting the multiple teams helping with General posing an reconciliations using Blackline and Navision. 

What you’ll do:

  • Understanding, analysing and posting monthly journals in Navision impacting the gross margin and SG&A expenses in the UK & International entities
  • Setting up, tracking and facilitating status calls throughout month-end close with UK Corporate Accounting and International Accounting team
  • Communicate and liaise with various teams regarding progress/status of month-end close (e.g. reporting team, consolidations team) to be able to plan the MEC process timely
  • Perform mid-month P&L reviews of the UK & International entities so issues can be identified and addressed ahead of month-end close
  • Preparing blackline recs with main focus being on deferred revenue & cost, receivables, GSNI, goods in transit and others.
  • Using prepared blackline recs, to investigate and resolve aged items.
  • Perform continuous assessment of monthly close process and implement controls and efficiency gains to improve consistency, timeliness and accuracy of the reported results

What you need to succeed:

  • Experience of working in a finance-related role, preferably tax-related
  • Experience of working within a large MNC would be beneficial
  • Good Excel skills are crucial 

What you need:
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Self-motivated with the confidence to interact with senior members of the organisation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Ability to present data in a concise manner and draw conclusions/insights from that data
  • Natural curiosity and willingness to find and fix problems
Who we are:

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers:

CDW is not only the People Who Get IT, but the People who get People. Our relationships are fuelled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

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