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Tax Associate Seniorat CDW Careers (UK)

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Post Date: 
16 May 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
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Permanent (Full-time)
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CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other international locations. We help our clients achieve their goals by delivering integrated solutions and services that maximize their technology investment. Integrating new technologies into your organization demands a careful balancing act; cost, security and competitive advantage all need to be considered as part of a forward-thinking IT strategy. At CDW we are recipients of the industry’s highest achievable accreditations. Our IT solutions and services are designed to offer you strategic advantages over your competitors, helping you to attract and retain more customers, while increasing your market share.

CDW’s recent growth has brought with it additional complexity in the field of tax compliance and planning. In this role, you will provide crucial support across all taxes for CDW’s UK and International businesses. Supporting the Indirect Tax Manager with management of the VAT compliance cycle across multiple jurisdictions (UK, EU, ROW), you will:

  • Run regular data reports from the accounting system and tailor these into the required spreadsheet format for ease of review and inclusion in periodic VAT returns;
  • Analyse, cleanse and manipulate VAT reporting data to assist with more effective and efficient identification of errors or incorrect reporting;
  • Assist in communications with accounts payable and treasury teams to ensure timely and accurate payment of all VAT liabilities;
  • Collaborate with other teams (e.g. accounts receivable, credit assessment etc) to ensure that customer master data is accurately maintained for VAT reporting purposes;
  • Contribute towards continuous process improvements to aid automation and compliance.

You will also be required to support the UK Tax Compliance & Reporting Manager as and when necessary in connection with the following tasks:

  • Preparation of UK and international corporate tax and withholding tax returns;
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual tax reporting to CDW US;
  • Tax input into UK statutory financial statements;
  • Tax forecasting for UK and International entities;
  • Maintaining transfer pricing documentation.

What you need to succeed:


  • Experience of working in a finance-related role, preferably tax-related
  • Experience of working within a large MNC would be beneficial
  • Good Excel skills are crucial
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Self-motivated with the confidence to interact with senior members of the organisation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Ability to present data in a concise manner and draw conclusions/insights from that data
  • Natural curiosity and willingness to find and fix problems.

Who we are:

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from 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 fuelled 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.


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