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Tax Accountant

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Date: Jan 6, 2019

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

Company: CDK

Job Description

Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

Position Summary


This position represents an excellent opportunity for a tax professional looking for experience in a wide range of tax areas which will continue to build as the person learns more about the company and the tax function. This position will report to the Tax Manager, work closely with other staff and seniors and have strong dotted-line reporting to the Tax Managers. 


Primary responsibilities include preparation of the Company’s federal, state and local corporate and partnership income and franchise tax returns.  Includes preparation and related analysis of tax adjustment work-papers. Provide assistance on tax audits.  Prepare various income tax accounting analyses. Assist with special projects.



Position Responsibilities & Essential functions


  • Responsible for the preparation of corporate and partnership federal, state and local income tax returns, extensions and estimates using OneSource. Preparation and review of data in support of sales/use and other non-income taxes.  Prepare federal tax adjustment work-papers and analysis.  
  • Maintain tax fixed assets, perform reconciliations and maintain Sage fixed asset system.
  • Assist in tax research on various federal, state and international tax issues and prepare memos as needed. Track and monitor tax law changes. 
  • Assist with domestic tax audits, including sales/use tax audit support. Prepare responses to taxing authority inquiries; model potential settlements.
  • Preparation and analysis required for tax accounting for the annual and quarterly US GAAP financial statements including preparation of income tax account reconciliations and underlying tax payments, tax reserve analysis, and various tax footnote support.
  • Assist in implementation of automation improvement opportunities for the Corporate Tax Department.   Participate in and facilitate process for tax department S-Ox controls. 
  • Special Projects - Assist in special project and tax planning support as needed.  Provide analysis where tax planning requires support and quantify benefit/exposure. 




Qualifications & Job Requirements


  • Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant finance or tax experience in public accounting and/or large corporation tax department.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • Strong financial systems and general ledger experience, including a strong understanding of basic accounting concepts (Debits and Credits).
  • Experience utilizing general ledger or financial reporting systems and tax software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and in written form, with all levels of the organization.
  • Detail-oriented team player with strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated individual with ability to manage various projects under supervision of various tax team members.
  • Must be able to identify when judgments or higher-level assistance is needed; Ability to adhere to internal due dates and work-plans; work under tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks.
  • Must build good working relationships within the corporate tax department, accounting functions and business unit personnel. 





  • Some corporate tax or public accounting experience preferred
  • Having obtained or pursuing advanced degree Preferred
  • Having obtained or pursuing CPA Preferred
  • OneSource tax software experience preferred




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.  

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Supply, Advertising, Sales, Operations, Marketing

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