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Sr. Tax Accountant

Job Description

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 embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Sr. Tax Accountant joining our team activities at our Herndon,VA office. 

At GDIT, people are our differentiator.


Are you tired of the commute to DC?  Are you an awesome Tax Accountant who can handle moderately complex assignments and multiple projects at once?  GDIT in Herndon, VA has a growth opportunity for a Sr. Tax Accountant!


While there isn't a typical day in the life of a Sr. Tax Accountant, some of what you will be responsible for doing is:


  • Preparation of federal and state income tax returns
  • Preparation of indirect tax returns
  • Review of indirect tax returns
  • Reconciles and prepares journal entries of tax accounting records including income, indirect and international
  • Participates in tax forecasts including liability, cash tax and effective tax rate
  • Support corporate headquarters in IRS audit inquiries
  • Support Segment specialist and corporate headquarters in international compliance
  • Maintains current knowledge of tax laws affecting the company
  • Research jurisdictional tax law
  • Provide guidance to non-tax functions regarding indirect tax requirements
  • Participates/Assists in business unit tax and financial statement audits
  • Identify/Support tax saving or risk mitigating opportunities
  • Implement/Manage tax saving or risk mitigating opportunities
  • Identify/Support process improvements and systems enhancements

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business equivalent is required

5+ years of relevant experience


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

Leadership and supervisory skills

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)

Proficient computer skills including MS Excel, MS Word, Essbase, Hyperion and Oracle

In-depth knowledge of all computer computerized Finance Systems

Effective written and verbal communication skills

Moderately complex financial analysis skills

Intermediate knowledge of Long Term Accounting for Government contracts, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Financial Accounting Standards Board statements, Securitites Exchange Act

Intermediate knowledge of revenue recognition and profit analysis concepts and techniques

Handles moderately complex assignments and multiple projects at once

shows initiative on assignments and professionally executes project with little to no direction


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. 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.

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