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Director, Income Tax

Date:  Apr 23, 2021

Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169


About CDK Global, Inc

CDK Global (NASDAQ: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


Reporting to the Senior Director, Tax this role participate in all facets of the income tax function and will play a critical role through leadership of the income tax provision, compliance processes, and audit activity. The individual will ensure accurate and timely preparation of ASC 740 workpapers for the CDK Global group. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the income tax provision process.  Interact on a day to day basis with the outsourcing firm.  Manage work performed by internal staff.  Review supporting work papers for the quarterly and annual tax provision including book-tax differences and tax footnote disclosures.  Ensure OneSource Tax Provision software is optimized.  
  • Manage the income tax and franchise tax compliance by working with outsourcing firm and internal staff. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the federal and state consolidated returns and workpapers, separate state tax returns and workpapers, and quarterly estimated payments.
  • Identify and communicate potential uncertain tax positions.
  • Manage state apportionment including analyzing state apportionment data and research state apportionment rules to ensure compliance with state laws.
  • Coordinate federal and state income tax audits, prepare and review responses to audit inquiries and communicate audit progression to management.  Manage work for audits performed by in-house staff.
  • Research tax issues and communicate conclusions and recommendations to management through written technical memos.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for process improvement within the compliance and provision process, especially with respect to utilization of technology.
  • Identify and pursue all feasible tax savings opportunities and minimize corporate tax liability for these taxes based analysis of applicable substantial authority for positions.
  • Improve upon processes and internal controls. Manage SOX compliance for this functional area.
  • Assist on M&A activities including coordination of integration activities.
  • Assist the Senior Director, Tax in maintaining current relationships with external consultants as well as the relationships with other finance teams with whom we collaborate

Skills and Experience

  • Strong attention to detail with good organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and written
  • Intellectual curiosity and dedication to continuous improvement
  • Energetic and collaborative attitude with demonstrated ability to work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment

Qualifications / Experience

  • BS in finance or accounting required.
  • Master’s degree in taxation or CPA is a plus.
  • 10+ years’ relevant corporate tax experience, in either a corporation and/or public accounting firm;
  • 5+ years’ intensive experience in ASC 740 is required.
  • Experience with OneSource Returns and OneSource Provision is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, interface with business, comm complex tax issues
  • Operational and business/commercial tax skills



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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