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Moss Adams LLP National Tax Director -- Tax Controversy in Houston, Texas

National Tax Director -- Tax Controversy


Moss Adams brings more West to business. More than a location, it’s a way of doing business in which innovation thrives and optimism abounds. At Moss Adams, we’re excited by the greatness of possibility and the extraordinary potential for companies and individuals to prosper. We provide the world’s most innovative companies with specialized accounting, consulting, and wealth management services to help them embrace emerging opportunity.

Introduction to the Team

We are currently seeking a National Tax Director with deep tax controversy skills. This leadership role in our growing Tax Practice will give you an opportunity to work with a dedicated team of Moss Adams specialists managing federal, state, and local tax controversy matters for our clients. You will be able to utilize your technical tax, analytical, and client service skills. In addition, you will have the opportunity to expand your skill set due to our varied tax work with our diverse client base. Mentoring and training Staff, Seniors and Managers is a crucial aspect of developing a tax practice and is an integral part of this job.

Individuals who thrive at Moss Adams exhibit the following success skills – Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Presence, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, and Results Focus.


  • Manages and resolves a diverse range of tax controversy issues on behalf of our clients

  • Represents multiple clients simultaneously in dealings with federal, state, and local authorities

  • Negotiates the successful resolution of tax controversy related matters

Researches matters; documents and communicates information to involved parties

  • Understands the evolving business environment and is a role model for the firm’s commitment to risk management

  • Strategizes with Firm leadership regarding tax planning for client recommendations

  • Assists in identifying opportunities for growth with clients

  • Assists with other tax department projects such as performing complex tax research, and other federal and state tax issues

  • Assists in the preparation and response to IRS requests for information

  • Consults and coordinates with outside advisors relating to tax research and audit issues


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting and/or an advanced degree in Tax or Accounting preferred

  • CPA license or JD required

  • Minimum of ten years progressive experience with compliance and controversy aspects of tax engagements in industry, law practice, and/or governmental agency

  • Broad tax experience with strong federal tax emphasis required

  • Strong interest in research, industry trends, and business development

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively present to large or small groups and articulate complex issues to others

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to research tax law and apply law facts

  • Strong organizational skills; able to effectively prioritize competing priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Capable of managing multiple client engagements in addition to engaging in business development activities

  • Highly motivated and able to take the initiative for own personal growth and development

  • Ability to think creatively to solve a broad range of tax issues

  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment and appropriately evaluate risk

  • Ability to travel as needed, approximately 5%

Moss Adams is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Primary Location San Francisco, CA

Other Locations Napa, CA, Irvine, CA, Stockton, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Silicon Valley, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Fresno, CA, Houston, TX

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full Time

Req ID: 20558