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Lead Accountant, Revenue Recognition

Date:  Jun 11, 2021

Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169


About CDK Global, Inc

CDK Global (NASDAQ:CDK) is a leading provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation and heavy equipment industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end, omnichannel retail commerce through open, agnostic technology, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers and original equipment manufacturers, serving nearly 15,000 retail locations in North America. CDK solutions connect people with technology by automating and integrating all parts of the dealership and buying process, including the acquisition, sales, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit



Position Summary

As the Lead Accountant, Revenue you will work within the Revenue Accounting function with a series of responsibilities. You will be an integral member of the team responsible for the ongoing accounting under ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Review contracts with customers and document accounting conclusions based on CDK’s policies and interpretation of the accounting standards. Documentation may be in the form of position papers or contract review checklists.
  • Collaborate with various departments to understand new go-to-market strategies and product offerings. Evaluate the accounting implications of these revenue growth initiatives. This includes close partnership with upstream process owners for contract keying and billing, and the sales, marketing and commercialization teams.
  • Assist with the maintenance of accounting policies related to revenue recognition, including evaluation of policy changes to accommodate new go-to-market strategies, product offerings, and acquisitions
  • Review new product offerings and performance obligation assignments
  • Prepare revenue disclosure support
  • Maintain compliance with internal controls over financial reporting for contract reviews, disclosures, and performance obligation assignments
  • Assist the annual standalone selling price assessment, document results of the assessment, and partner with IT to update the repository
  • Assist with internal and external audit requests
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and key resource to stakeholders throughout the company, including finance personnel at all levels, on the new revenue standard


Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree (accounting or finance preferred)
  • CPA required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with a mixture of public accounting (Big Four preferred) and industry experience that includes technical accounting or SEC reporting responsibilities
  • Strong comprehension of US GAAP, including ASC 606
  • Ability to manage deadlines, prioritize work and perform independently
  • Strong communication skills



  • Master’s Degree
  • Adept at accounting research  
  • Rev Pro experience desired
  • Financial statement comprehension and analysis



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.  

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Supply, Sales, Operations

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