Position Summary

Washington National Tax – Tax Controversy –  Manager 

Are you knowledgeable in IRS policies, procedures, and examination approaches? Would you like to join Deloitte’s Tax Controversy Services (TCS) team in our Washington National Tax (WNT) practice, helping drive both our national tax strategy and potentially federal tax legislation? If this excites you and you are convinced you can work at this level, we have the opportunity for you! 

Work you’ll do As a Manager in our TCS practice, you will advise clients on IRS procedural and controversy issues and assist clients with all aspects of IRS audits and appeals.

The team 

Deloitte Tax’s WNT professionals offer unique insight into the many factors affecting taxation, from the tax policies that drive federal tax legislation, to understanding the technical nuances that may create compliance exposure. Professionals in the WNT practice are a select group of specialists whose knowledge, skills, and experience are integral to understanding technical issues. Deloitte Tax’s WNT professionals work closely with the local office tax professionals and clients to evaluate complicated issues and help manage risk in today’s increasingly sophisticated business world. 

The Tax Controversy team can assist clients with IRS interactions during the tax examination life cycle, from pre-filing through post-appeals, as well as return processing, account analysis, and interest computation. Our Tax Controversy specialists are highly experienced in IRS policies, procedures, and examination approaches. The team includes former IRS officials, industry tax executives, and former government litigators.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Research, address, and consult on technical issues specific to IRS practice and procedural issues including tax, penalty and interest assessments, statutes of limitation for refunds and assessments, missed elections, and IRS examination and IRS appeals matters.
  • Prepare written communications to the IRS regarding penalty abatement requests.
  • Assist on IRS account issues, corrections and reconciliations.
  • Work with other WNT groups on IRS practice and procedural issues that affect other technical matters such as corporate taxation, partnerships, international tax, mergers and acquisitions and due diligence matters.
  • Represent clients at various levels of IRS controversy, including examination and appeals.
  • Develop and present training materials and other information to educate Deloitte Tax professionals on IRS practice and procedure issues
  • Develop and participate in internal and external webcasts.

Learn more about Deloitte Tax.  



  • At least 4+ years of tax experience, preferably representing clients in federal tax controversies or representing the government in federal tax matters
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university and either a licensed CPA or attorney
  • One of the following Accreditations obtained:
    • Licensed CPA in state of practice/primary office if eligible to sit for the CPA
    • If not CPA eligible:
      • Licensed attorney
      • Enrolled agent


  • Strong understanding of IRS operations, its procedures and its processes
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, research and writing skills required
  • Experience with developing, mentoring and counseling staff level team members
  • Ability to travel up to 10%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte" means Deloitte Tax LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Requisition code: 111604


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