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Senior Manager, Accounting

Date:  Apr 10, 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 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


Position Summary

The Senior Manager of Accounting oversees month-end close activities, partnering with finance and accounting staff to ensure a timely close with a high degree of accuracy and integrity in the company’s books and records. The Senior Manager of Accounting also interprets and applies accounting concepts and policies, ensures internal control compliance, helps to identify and execute continuous improvement initiatives, analyzes complex balance sheet areas, and reviews the work of others within the accounting team.


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Own general accounting function for North America segment with oversight of various processes, including, but not limited to capitalized software and other intangible assets, PP&E, leases, accounts receivable and accrued expenses
  • Oversee month-end close process to ensure all required journal entries and tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Partner with the corporate accounting, consolidations, financial systems, and FP&A teams to support month-end close and quarterly reporting requirements
  • Work with business partners on accounting matters to ensure proper accounting within company policies and under GAAP
  • Assists with auditor inquiries and requests
  • Conducts analysis of general ledger activity and accounting processes and makes recommendations on accounting methods and procedures
  • Manages accounting team members to facilitate prioritization of workload, on the job training, and the free exchange of ideas
  • Develops content for and leads accounting staff meetings
  • Assists with recruiting, coaching, and evaluating team performance and effectiveness
  • Communicates effectively and build strong relationships throughout the organization 
  • Proactively initiates business process improvements
  • Assists with special projects


Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required or equivalent in education and experience, CPA required
  • Minimum 8 years of accounting experience with increasing responsibility including supervising significant areas of accounting
  • Strong aptitude to understand technical accounting concepts under US GAAP and help ensure appropriate application of accounting decisions
  • Strong understanding of internal controls and financial reporting
  • Desire and ability to lead, mentor and develop staff
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required
  • Experience with Oracle and Blackline desired
  • Ability to independently organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks and reach conclusions for recommendations
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines while maintaining a high quality product
  • Strong analytical skills required
  • Possess well-rounded business judgment to recognize and respond to cross-departmental needs
  • Possess good written and oral communication skills, decision-making and judgment
  • Demonstrates accountability to personal work product



  • Master’s degree


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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