Lead Accountant

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Date: Feb 11, 2021

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

Company: CDK

About CDK Global, Inc

CDK Global (NASDAW:CDK) is a leading provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automative, 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 orginal 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 maintenace of vehicles. Vist cdkglobal.com.


Position Summary

In this contemporary accounting role, the lead accountant will play a key role in our ERP conversion and then own the long-lived asset processes post-implementation.  The Lead Accountant will initially participate as a member of the ERP conversion team to ensure excellence in core ledger responsibilities, journal entries and overall processes.


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Play a key role in our ERP transformation project, including system testing, data conversion, procedure documentation
  • Own monthly accounting close for long-lived assets and other designated areas
  • Partner with the shared service accounting team to ensure timely and accurate recording and reporting of the General Ledger
  • Review complex balance sheet account reconciliations prepared by shared service team, provide detailed analysis of balance sheet fluctuations and trends and develop schedules and insights for planning and external reporting
  • Support and provide monthly analysis to business partners
  • Partner with the business on accounting matters to ensure proper accounting under company policies and US GAAP
  • Coordinate audit requests for external and internal auditors
  • Special projects as assigned


Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA Designation
  • 5+ years’ experience with public company accounting and/or auditing public companies (SOX 404 environment).
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Strong analytical and modeling skills
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP with experience in Fixed Assets, Capitalized Software and other Intangible Assets
  • Ability to manage deadlines, prioritize work and perform independently
  • Experience partnering with a shared service team preferred
  • Highly proficient with personal computer word processing, database and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel)



  • Oracle EBS and Blackline experience preferred


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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