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Tax Manager - Sustainability, Climate & Equity - Renewable Energy



Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

Our Business Tax Services ("BTS") practice provides our clients a broad range of tax services across more than 150 countries and regions worldwide. Within the BTS practice we serve renewable energy clients that develop, build, own and operate renewable energy projects, such as wind, solar, battery storage, geothermal, biomass, and fuel cell projects. If you have a passion for renewable energy and sustainability and have relevant experience, Deloitte Tax LLP ("Deloitte Tax") may be the place for you! Experience with partnership taxation in other industries and a willingness to learn and retool in the renewable energy industry is an option. A career at Deloitte Tax will provide you with the opportunity to provide high-value tax services to some of the world’s largest companies in the renewable energy industry. Be on the cutting edge of a rapidly growing practice and work with a well-respected team of experience and knowledgeable industry professionals!

Work you’ll do:

As a Manager within the Sustainability, Climate and Equity: Renewable Energy practice, you will advise clients on tax issues related to renewable energy clients and projects. You will work with an experienced and passionate team in a growing area focused on renewable energy and sustainability, proactively collaborating with colleagues across all member firms - Tax, Advisory, Consulting, and Audit and Assurance. The ideal candidate is invested in the team’s success and effectively manages workstreams while working with leadership to identify process improvements and opportunities for new services. The Manager will ensure accurate, timely completion of deliverables. The ideal candidate will monitor current and proposed tax legislation and regulations related to renewable energy and sustainability, as well as implement client outreach strategies.


  • Deliver value to clients by identifying opportunities and advising clients on the potential benefits and eligibility requirements related to:
    • IRC section 48 Investment Tax Credit
    • IRC section 45 Production Tax Credit
    • IRC section 45Q Carbon Capture Tax Credit
    • IRC section 45V Clean Hydrogen Tax Credit
  • Preparation of tax returns and provide advisory services related to the modeling and structuring of renewable energy tax equity structures, such as:
    • Partnership flip
    • Sale-leaseback
    • Pass-through lease
  • Maintain and develop strong internal and client relationships
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and a quality-first mentality with respect to evaluating eligibility for various fact patterns
  • Collaborate with member firms, including Advisory and Consulting, to execute work streams, such as cost segregation studies and tax equity financial modeling (e.g., hypothetical liquidation at book value)
  • Identify potential issues and propose solutions to leadership, as well as implement process improvement strategies
  • Ensure accurate and timely delivery of engagement deliverables, which may include presentation decks, executive summaries, credit calculations, completed tax forms, supporting files, memoranda, and IRS audit responses
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory tax developments and work with the team to present potential opportunities to assist clients
  • Develop and mentor team members
  • Provide support with various internal initiatives and special tax related projects

The Team:

We have dedicated tax professionals that are committed to executing on implementing our firm strategy with respect to supporting our clients with their Sustainability, Climate and Equity initiatives. The professionals that support this important Strategic Growth Offering are based in various service lines across tax. Business Tax Services ("BTS") is a national practice within Deloitte Tax. Deloitte delivers a holistic and coordinated approach to complex tax issues. BTS subject matter and industry specialists provide services relevant to the multiple jurisdictions and countries where our clients do business. We assist clients with their global tax challenges and help them to transform their tax department and to create greater impact for their organization. Our spectrum of business tax services is relevant for public and private companies, and range from tax planning to tax compliance, controversy, and risk management, including tax credits, government incentives, and tax management consulting.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, law, business administration, economics, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in related field (exception applies for master’s degree with 2+ years of experience)
  • Ability to travel 25%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve
  • 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, one of the other designations listed below, or their foreign equivalent:
      • Licensed attorney or
      • Enrolled Agent or
      • Other - Chartered Financial Advisor (CFA) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP) may also be acceptable depending on the specific role and business approval


  • Advanced degree such as MST, MAcc, LLM, or JD, or related field
  • Demonstrated analytical and research skills, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills demonstrating strong judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and proactively develop internal and external working relationships
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Experience with tax technical research (e.g., CCH, Hein, Lexis, RIA, etc.)
  • Experience with Federal or State and Local C&I
  • Experience with sustainability technologies or environmental sciences
  • Previous Big 4 or large CPA or law firm experience
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