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Manager, Direct Taxat CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Chicago, Illinois
Remote Type: 
Hybrid Remote

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Fueled by our shared passion and expertise, CDW delivers innovative technology solutions for our customers. We’re also committed to fostering an environment that embraces collaboration, celebrates integrity, inclusivity, and individuality, and paves the path for personal and professional growth. Experience a life in balance and join us on the journey forward. 

The Direct Tax Manager will play a critical role by supporting the annual and ongoing goals and objectives of the tax function. This individual will be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking Finance organization that values innovation and continuous growth. As Direct Tax Manager, you will play a critical role in driving income tax compliance, accounting and reporting, forecasting, strategy and analysis, and managing a professional team to communicate complex tax insights effectively. This position partners closely with senior leadership within the Tax team and others throughout CDW and offers an excellent opportunity to make a significant impact on our organization's growth and success.

What you will do:

  • Lead a team of tax professionals in administering the US income tax compliance, audits, planning, forecasting, and accounting processes.
  • Manage the global income tax compliance calendar to ensure timely and accurate filings.
  • Propose and enable strategies for reducing the corporate tax burden for direct taxes and its accounting impact.
  • Provide performance management, training, and guidance to the Direct Tax team members and empower their professional development by building the bench for succession planning, growth, and scalability.
  • Bring a continuous improvement mindset to identify and implement process improvement ideas to shorten provision and compliance cycle times and/ or improve the quality of the data.
  • Assist tax management in maintaining current relationships with external consultants as well as the relationships with other finance teams with whom we collaborate.
  • Manage the preparation of and perform the initial review of income tax and franchise tax compliance. Compliance includes but is not limited to, the federal and state consolidated returns and workpapers, separate state tax returns and workpapers, the quarterly estimate calculations, and the annual extension calculations.
  • Prepare/review quarterly and annual tax provision components, including book-tax differences and tax footnote disclosures.
  • Review effective tax rate calculations and cash tax projections for financial planning and forecasting purposes.
  • Coordinate federal and state income tax audits, prepare and review responses to audit inquiries, and communicate audit progression to management.
  • Research tax issues and communicate conclusions and recommendations to management through written technical memos.
  • Monitor new and pending US legislation and determine the potential impact to CDW.
  • Adhere to internal controls and coordinate documentation evidencing internal controls have been followed.

What we expect of you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field.
  • 5 or more years of relevant tax experience, preferably with the progression of increased responsibilities (Global, Corporate Tax, and/or Public Accounting environment).
  • 2 or more years of leading others, directly or indirectly.
  • Strong knowledge of the accounting for income tax rules under ASC 740 and a good working knowledge of US GAAP accounting.
  • Strong financial acumen and excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and research skills.
  • Interest in learning GILTI, FTC, FDII, and BEAT rules developed under the TCJA, as well as the demonstration of learning agility with unfamiliar topics and the ability to connect concepts across tax disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strategic mindset and the ability to think critically, attack obstacles, and drive change.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully coach coworkers and build high performing/highly engaged teams.
  • Strong project management skills described as balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while paying attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • Build and maintain collaborative cross-functional working relationships.
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

About us   
We make technology work so people can do great things. 
CDW is a Fortune 500 technology solutions provider to business, government, education, and healthcare organizations across the globe. At CDW, we make it happen, together. Trust, connection and commitment are at the heart of how we work together to deliver for our customers. It’s why we’re coworkers, not just employees. Coworkers who genuinely believe in supporting our customers and one another. We collectively forge our path forward with a level of commitment that speaks to who we are and where we’re headed. We’re your long-term, full-stack, full-lifecycle technology partner. We have the experience, expertise, scale, relationships and deep industry knowledge to bring just about any vision to life. Together, we can deliver the full promise of what technology can do. Together, we Make Amazing Happen.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.    

Date Posted: Jun 14, 2024
Job Category: Corporate
People Leader v. Individual Contributor: People Leader
Travel Percentage: 10
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