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Lead Accountant, External Reporting

Company: CDK Global
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Job Description:

Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology

With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.

We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.

From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.

Position Summary

The Lead Accountant, External Reporting will serve as one of CDK’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) financial reporting experts. In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible not only for contributing to the external reporting process but also taking the initiative to proactively implement best practices for continuous improvement. Responsibilities include assisting in the Company’s process to ensure external reporting communications (including 10Q’s, 10K’s, and 8K’s) are performed in compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting rules. The successful candidate will need to be familiar with the function of certain financial reporting systems, highly detailed, and have strong interpersonal skills. The ability to develop relationships and actively partner with multiple functions, such as Investor Relations, Financial Planning & Analysis, Legal / Securities Counsel, Accounting & Finance and internal & external auditors is essential. The successful candidate will play a crucial role and be a valued member of the finance and accounting function.

Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

Assist in the external financial reporting and related SEC public company filings, such as Forms 10-K, 10-Q, Proxy, 8-K, etc.

Preparation and review of various footnotes and disclosures

Update, consolidate and analyze schedules and retrieves used to support MD&A, footnotes and related disclosures

Ensure supporting documentation is sufficiently prepared and maintained for public filings

Coordinate and manage the completion of quarterly management representation procedures

Assist Investor Relations in preparation of analyst model comparisons, the collection of internally-sourced data for the preparation of financial guidance, and other financial reporting-based research tasks to provide insight to investors and analysts

Collaborate across functions to review and ensure the accuracy of presentations, reporting and other materials for external reporting

Perform accounting research and benchmarking tasks as assigned

Take active role in identifying opportunities to improve and streamline processes

Supports compliance with applicable internal control standards related to area of responsibility

Working with internal and external auditors

Provide guidance and manage tasks for shared services resources

Completing special projects and performing other related duties as assigned

Qualifications & Job Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

5+ years of accounting experience, including Big 4 or regional firm experience, including technical accounting exposure and external reporting

Strong analytical, communication (verbal and written) and collaboration skills

Intellectually curious and driven to execute

Successful track record of managing multiple projects with competing priorities

CPA or CPA candidate

Exposure to SaaS industry is beneficial but not required

Knowledge of multinational companies is also beneficial

CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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