Corporate Tax Manager at Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics, based in Chicago, is a leading Fortune 1000 provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal and expedited. Echo maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 50,000 transportation providers to serve 35,000 clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in transportation management.



Position Overview: 


Echo is looking to immediately fill a corporate tax role in our Finance/Accounting org. We are seeking a proactive, self-motivated, and collaborative Corporate Tax Manager to lead all aspects of our corporate tax function. The role will be responsible for federal, state, and local tax compliance and the quarterly tax provision. The position will report to the Controller and be a critical part of the corporate accounting team headquartered in downtown Chicago. Your main priorities will be ASC 740 provision, tax compliance, tax planning, managing tax audits, and serving as the company’s primary tax resource, supported as necessary by external tax advisors. The ideal candidate is organized, diligent, independent, and demonstrates high interpersonal skills to work across various functions to communicate tax issues.



  • Responsible for all aspects of federal, state, local, and international direct and indirect tax compliance and planning, and the accounting for income taxes under US GAAP
  • Ensure corporate compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal tax rules and regulations
  • Establish and maintain tax policies, practices, and procedures to ensure US GAAP compliance and strong internal controls under SOX requirements
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and liaison between company and external tax advisors
  • Develop internal policies relating to taxation and implement these policies into existing accounting and business practices
  • Research and document tax strategies and new tax laws
  • Manage all tax audits from federal, state, and local jurisdictions
  • Fulfill documentation requests for outside tax advisors and auditors



  • 6 to 8 years of experience
  • CPA required
  • Public Accounting experience as a senior associate or manager strongly preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting preferred
  • Self-managed, self-motivated, goal-oriented with strong desire to succeed
  • ASC 740 experience
  • Federal, state, and local compliance experience
  • Exposure to SOX control environment
  • Willing to assist with ad-hoc regulatory compliance issues such as 1099 reporting, annual reports, business licensing, etc.
  • Eager to act as a business partner and work cross-functionally with Finance, Legal, HR, IT, and Sales orgs
  • Advanced Excel capabilities
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills
  • Expert problem-solving skills, can recognize and correct a potential tax and business issues quickly and effectively
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to communicate tax issues effectively to non-tax members of the organization



Work environment/physical demands summary:


This job operates in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office with an open seating floor plan. The employee may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. 

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Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 800 sales representatives hustling to move over 16,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.