Position Summary

Washington National Tax – Tax Controversy – Senior Manager 

Are you experienced 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 Senior 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.  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.

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. 

Learn more about Deloitte Tax.  



  • 8+ years tax experience
  • Experience representing clients in federal tax controversies or representing the government in federal tax matters
  • Bachelor's degree
  • One of the following accreditations:
    • Licensed CPA in state of practice/primary office
    • Licensed attorney
  • Travel up to 10 percent (While 10% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice.)
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.


  • 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

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. Learn more about our commitment to developing our people.

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: 17490


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