Direct Tax Manager

    • CDW
  • Virtual, AR
  • Posted 23 days ago | Updated 11 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Performance management
Professional development
Succession planning
Continuous improvement
Process improvement
Regulatory Compliance
Financial planning
Internal control
Analytical skill
Project management
Attention to detail
Microsoft Office
Health care
Problem solving

Job Details


Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your career and future. A Fortune 200 leader, we're the driven professionals and technology experts companies turn to most to solve their IT challenges.

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.

Job Summary

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 and 5+ years of relevant tax experience, preferably with the progression of increased responsibilities (Global, Corporate Tax, and/or Public Accounting environment) with 2+ 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.

Job Attributes

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations across the globe. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small.

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers.
CDW is not only the People Who Get IT but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you'll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self-and your best ideas-to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving-and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status

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