Senior Tax Accountant (Partially Remote)

Clearance Level
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ119800

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity.

Our work depends on a Senior Tax Accountant joining our team to support the GDIT Tax Department activities in Herndon, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Senior Tax Accountant supporting the GDIT Tax Department, you will be trusted to support tax department strategy, planning and compliance functions. In this role, a typical day may include:

  • Tax Strategy and Planning:
    • Participate in tax forecasts including liability, cash tax and effective tax rate
    • Strategic tax planning, analysis, and communication
    • Identify/Support tax saving or risk mitigating opportunities
    • Implement/Manage tax saving or risk mitigating opportunities
    • Analyze and support tax ramifications of contract proposals
    • Research jurisdictional tax law and maintain current knowledge of tax laws affecting the company
    • Provide guidance to non-tax functions regarding direct and indirect tax requirements

  • Accounting for Income Tax and Tax Compliance:
    • Preparation of federal and state income tax returns
    • Analyze and prepare journal entries including income and transactional taxes
    • Assist in automation, preparation and review of indirect tax returns
    • Support corporate headquarters in audit inquiries
    • Support state income and non-income tax audit inquiries
    • Participate/Assist in business unit financial statement internal and external audit inquiries
    • Identify/Support process improvements, systems enhancements, and process automation


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or relevant discipline and at least 5 years of relevant experience or 9 years of relevant workplace in lieu of degree
  • Experience with corporate taxation
  • Experience with multiple work streams to include bringing together disparate information into a final product

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment, and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • In-depth knowledge of computerized Finance Systems
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Moderately complex financial analysis skills
  • Tax preparation or work experience with multi-state corporations
  • Handles moderately complex assignments and multiple projects at once
  • Intermediate knowledge of revenue recognition and profit analysis concepts and techniques
  • Intermediate knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley audit and reporting requirements
  • Intermediate Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Intermediate technical knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Intermediate technical knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Long-Term Accounting for Government contracts, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Financial Accounting Standards Board statements, Securities Exchange Act
  • Helpful if familiar with CorpTax and/or Vertex


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career


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About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.