DALLAS, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) presented G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan, with a Special Award for his significant achievements. The award was presented to Mr. Ryan on behalf of the Institute during the 2010 IPT Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
This IPT award honors Mr. Ryan's commitment to the leadership development of tax professionals for the benefit of the industry and recognizes his commitment to IPT as an industry association dedicated to educational excellence, professionalism, and cooperation within the tax profession. Mr. Ryan has actively supported IPT for more than 15 years, ensuring that Ryan tax professionals maintain their industry thought leadership through a formal policy requiring IPT membership for all transaction tax, property tax, and income tax professionals above the title of Consultant, as well as incorporating IPT courses into the professional development requirements of the Firm. Additionally, Mr. Ryan has demonstrated a belief that education is fundamental to all professionals in the industry to best serve the needs of corporate taxpayers by playing an instrumental role in the establishment of a permanent endowment to honor the life and legacy of Ryan Principal Sam Birchfield, providing scholarship funds for professionals who might not otherwise have the means to achieve IPT certifications.
"G. Brint Ryan's commitment to the betterment of the tax services industry through the leadership development of tax professionals perfectly aligns with IPT's mission of providing a solid foundation of education and experience for tax professionals," said Billy D. Cook, Executive Director of IPT. "Mr. Ryan demonstrates this alignment in values with a commitment to his employees' professional development through IPT, and this award recognizes his support of continuing educational excellence for all tax services industry professionals."
"I am honored to be recognized by IPT, and I appreciate the educational foundation that it provides Ryan employees, as we strive to maintain thought leadership in the tax services industry," said Mr. Ryan. "Our clients, as well as corporate taxpayers across North America, benefit tremendously from IPT educational programs, and I am proud to support IPT's important contributions to our industry."
Ryan is the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada. 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, and strategic planning. With a multi-disciplinary team of more than 850 professionals and associates, Ryan serves many of the world's most prominent Fortune 1000 companies.
The Institute for Professionals in Taxation, founded in 1976, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational association serving more than 4,400 members representing approximately 1,450 corporations, firms, and taxpayers throughout the United States and Canada. It is the only professional organization that educates, certifies, and establishes strict codes of conduct for state and local income, property, and sales and use tax professionals who represent taxpayers.