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Senior Accountant - Accounting Projectsat CDW Careers (UK)

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21 Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom
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Bring your career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your job and future. With revenues of over £1 billion, CDW UK is a leading supplier of IT solutions and services to a broad range of commercial and public sector customers globally.


What you’ll do:

  • Manage and coordinate the audit of the statutory financial statements to ensure all audits are completed on-time and accounts filed by required deadlines;
  • Overseeing input into the statutory audit process from all stakeholders, including:
    • Local statutory auditors (currently EY)
    • UK based accounting team
    • Other departments across CDW (finance, sales, etc.)
    • Out-sourced accounting team in some overseas locations
    • Tax and treasury
    • Corporate governance and legal
    • Directors of each of the entities
  • Active participation in continuous improvement initiatives, standardization, re-engineering of processes, reporting and controls, and implementation of best practices
  • Statutory entity rationalization
  • Integration of accounting functions from acquired entities
  • Additional input to PMO of finance transformation projects
  • This an ideal role for a candidate coming from practice for the first time and over time the opportunity to move into other senior positions within the accounting function


What you need to succeed:


  • ACA (ideally from Big 4 accounting firm), with 2+ years PQE
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
  • Experience of managing audits in multi-national organisations with many overseas entities (either as an auditor or in a similar role in a commercial company)
  • Demonstrated excellent knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices with ability to apply them in a business analysis situation
  • 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
  • Experience of Hyperion Financial Management system is desirable


Nice to have:

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Confident working independently
  • Comfortable liaising with both finance and non-finance coworkers
  • Results driven attitude
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Strong eye for detail


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 startups 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 fueled 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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