Clifford Mangano


Clifford Mangano


Dr. Mangano is an Adjunct Professor at the Accounting and Taxation Department at Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston. Cliff brings over 25 years of experience to the Taxation Program where he teaches courses in Transfer Pricing Taxation. Dr. Mangano holds his Doctorate from the University of Arizona in Mineral Economics and a Master of Art in Business Economics and Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of South Florida.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University, Cliff has worked in industry, as a consultant with the Big-4 Accounting firms and with the IRS. He is currently the Director of Global Transfer Pricing at Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., where he is responsible for developing and managing Diamond's transfer pricing policies and procedures. Prior to rejoining industry, Cliff was a U.S. Subject Matter Expert for oil and gas, oilfield service companies, energy and mineral transfer pricing issues at PwC. His experiences at two Big-4 accounting firms includes transfer pricing and tax planning and compliance, and economic analysis with special emphasis in the oil and gas and minerals industries, oil field services, and drilling industry. He has also worked at the IRS as a senior economist for the Petroleum Industry Program where he was involved in various aspects of internal taxation, including economic support for issues concerning transfer pricing, litigation support, competent authority negotiations, and APAs.

Prior to the IRS, he was an Economist in Saudi Aramco's Corporate Planning Department for four years, responsible for analyzing corporate development strategies, refinery and downstream investment, and petroleum pricing and market trends and assisted the Country's gold mine in various strategic planning issues.

Cliff is a member of the Tax Executive Institute and the International Association of Drilling Contractors. He frequently writes and speaks on issues relating to energy, natural resources and taxation, including the TEI and Texas A&M University. He has contributed to the Petroleum Economists special issue entitled Fundamental of the Global Offshore Industry. Other publications and presentations include "Foreign Petroleum Taxation and its Impact on the United States Tax System", Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management Journal Petroleum Industry Economic Trends and Taxation, and "Resource Rent Taxation as a Basis for Petroleum Tax Policy by Foreign Governments and its Relationship to US Foreign Tax Credit Policy and Tax Law", Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law.

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