Deloitte Washington National Tax - Tax Controversy Senior Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Are you a leader with a passion formanaging tax controversies in local and foreign markets, and assisting multinational businesses navigate the complex phases of the tax controversy cycle? Like focusing not only on the technical merit of a tax position but also on its implementation? Want to be part of a team thatdelivers a holistically-coordinated approach to complex tax issues, while employing cutting-edge technology? If your answer is Yes! then Deloitte's Tax Controversy team is for you!

The Team

Deloitte Tax Controversy professionals understand the complexity of IRS practice and procedure. Many of our professionals formerly worked for the IRS and Treasury as executives, counsel, appeals officers, revenue agents, and service center managers.As global tax authorities streamline their processes and demand more information from taxpayers in shorter timeframes, managing tax examinations grows more challenging each day. We are efficient, accurate, and consistent in the way we manage our client s global tax controversy processes. Traditional approaches used by tax department professionals such as spreadsheets, network drives, binders, and file cabinets aren t keeping pace. Deloitte has developed an innovative tool, our Tax Controversy Manager (TCM), a Deloitte web-based and scalable TCM that harmonizes the tax audit process across jurisdictions for virtually any type of tax controversy. TCM enables client s to properly prepare and manage tax controversy processes and related documentation across multiple tax audits, and with domestic and global transparency.

What you ll do

As a Manager onDeloitte's Tax Controversy team, you will:

  • Use your expertise to provide many tax controversy services to our clients.

  • Manage teams on client engagements that can help address the risks and costs of dealing with the IRS and explore more favorable and efficient issue resolution.

  • Help clients work with complex and dynamic issues surrounding tax controversy on a global level.

  • Oversee complex tax projects for clients in diverse industries.

  • Research and analyze a wide range of tax issues related to business transactions and tax implications of financing techniques.

  • Work with local and foreign market clients.

  • Conduct pre-examination audit readiness analysis.

  • Examine planning and representation.

  • Participate in appeals representation and litigation support.

  • Provide support for IRS service center matters.

  • Manage computations of IRS penalties and interest.

  • Help companies understand national, state and local, and international tax structures and align the tax function with business objectives.

  • Supervise assignments by the professional accountants serving as Consultants, and Senior Consultants.



  • 7 years of core federal tax experience, preferably with a focus on corporate tax

  • 7 years experience in public accounting or equivalent in a law firm or industry

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or other business-related field

  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD)

  • CPA, enrolled agent, bar admission, or other appropriate certification

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a management/executive presence

  • Excellent research, as well as written and verbal communication, skills

  • Strong analytical abilities and computer skills with knowledge of MS Excel

  • Experience developing and motivating the engagement staff by providing them with leadership, counselling, and career guidance

  • Experience maintaining and developing strong client relationships on various business tax consulting and compliance engagements

  • Solid management experience

  • Able to travel up to 20%


  • Prior Big 4, law firm, or multinational company experience

  • An advanced degree such as MST, MAcc, JD, or LLM

How you ll grow

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