DALLAS, Aug 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Bradley O'Donnell has joined the management team as Principal. He will provide additional leadership and support in the Firm's Communications Transaction Tax practice, which currently provides tax advisory services to more than 90% of the communications market. Mr. O'Donnell will also be opening a new Ryan office location in Morristown, New Jersey.
Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. O'Donnell was the Director of Transaction Tax for a global Fortune 100 broadband and telecommunications company, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the transaction tax audit department. He has also worked in the tax departments of other major telecommunications corporations and provided tax advisory services to Fortune 500 clients for a national accounting firm. Mr. O'Donnell has more than 18 years of experience managing hundreds of state and local audits nationwide, as well as refund claims, tax research, loss contingencies in accordance with FAS 5, tax compliance, tax systems, and adherence to strict Sarbanes-Oxley processes and procedures. Mr. O'Donnell has achieved industry recognition as a strategic thought leader in communications transaction tax and is a frequent speaker and instructor at various tax seminars throughout the country. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Economics from The Pennsylvania State University.
"Ryan's Communications Transaction Tax practice has earned an outstanding reputation in the telecommunications industry for its ability to deliver substantial tax savings," said Mr. O'Donnell. "I have experienced firsthand the value of Ryan's strategic tax advisory services, and I am proud to join the leadership team and support the Firm's premier global clients."
"Bradley's career history of tax leadership in several global telecommunications corporations will add tremendous insight and value to our Communications Transaction Tax practice," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "We are excited to add an industry-recognized tax professional of his caliber to help deliver superior results to our clients."
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a two-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 925 professionals and associates serves over 6,500 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at www.ryan.com.