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Lead Accountant - Corporate

Date:  Mar 24, 2021

Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169


About CDK Global, Inc

CDK Global (NASDAW: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

The lead accountant will partner with the shared service accounting team to ensure excellence in core ledger responsibilities, journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.  The subject matter is centered on accounting and forecasting for corporate functions, people costs including equity compensation, and treasury.  The lead accountant coordinates with CDK’s external auditors, tax department, financial reporting group, and technical accounting team to apply accounting policy and generate superior quality analysis.  Reporting to the Director of Accounting, this role mentors, guides and reviews the work product of the local and shared service accounting teams.  The lead accountant is a change agent continuously enhancing process and improving the control environment.


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Partner with the accounting, finance, and financial systems team to implement the new Oracle ERP Cloud system, including GL and Consolidations (FCCS)
    1. Support setup, development and testing of FCCS
    2. Assist with data conversion and mappings from HFM to FCCS
    3. Assist with data mappings from sources outside of Oracle Cloud
    4. Design processes to support consolidations, including cash flow, intercompany and translations
    5. Support design and setup of financial reports required for external reporting
    6. Ensures the integrity of the consolidated financial statements and their compliance with GAAP
    7. Design Sox controls around new processes
  • Monthly accounting close
    1. Partner with the shared service accounting team to ensure timely and accurate recording and reporting of the general ledger
    2. Support and provide monthly analysis to business partners
  • Review complex account reconciliations and perform balance sheet analysis
    1. Review reconciliations performed by the shared service accounting team to certify compliance with accounting policy
    2. Provide detailed analysis of balance sheet fluctuations and trends
    3. Develop schedules and insights for planning and external reporting
  • Establish, modify, document and coordinate the implementation of accounting and control procedures and efficiencies as necessary to meet established company goals
    1. Coordinate audit requests for external and internal auditors
    2. Develop, document, and apply accounting policies and procedures
  • Forecasting, including complex modeling and interactions with reporting teams to collect business data elements and convey results of "what-if" analysis
  • Support internal and external reporting processes
  • Special projects as assigned


Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Strong data analysis and Excel modeling skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong technical accounting skills (USGAAP), particularly in public company reporting
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • CPA or CPA candidate, preferred but not required
  • 5+ years experience in public (Big 4 or regional firm) or corporate accounting
  • Supervisory experience preferred



  • Oracle EBS or Oracle Cloud experience preferred
  • HFM experience preferred
  • Systems implementation experience preferred, business side


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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