DALLAS, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Jillian McCullagh has joined the management team as Principal to lead the Firm's United Kingdom operations, based in London. Ms. McCullagh will strategically support Ryan's continued growth in the United Kingdom, managing a team of seasoned value added tax (VAT) professionals providing a suite of VAT advisory, recovery, and automation services to a premier portfolio of European clients.
Ms. McCullagh is an accomplished VAT specialist with more than 20 years of indirect tax knowledge and VAT advisory experience gained in both the UK and Ireland. Prior to joining Ryan, Ms. McCullagh was the Founder and Managing Partner of a VAT recovery firm based in Ireland. She has also worked for a national accounting firm in Dublin and a national accounting firm in London, advising multinational companies across a broad range of industries in VAT compliance and recovery. Ms. McCullagh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Systems Management from the University of Hull and is a frequent lecturer at the Irish Taxation Institute.
"Jillian McCullagh is a veteran leader in the VAT field, and we are excited to have her lead our United Kingdom operations," said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan Vice Chairman of Global VAT. "Her VAT advisory experience gained in the UK and Ireland will provide tremendous value for our European clients."
"VAT has become the dominant transaction tax throughout the world and will continue to drive significant European growth and opportunity for Ryan," said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. "I look forward to Jillian's leadership of Ryan's United Kingdom operations and her contributions to the continued high-velocity growth of our VAT practice."
Ryan is a leading 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. In 2010, Ryan received the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the award-winning myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 900 professionals and associates serves many of the world's most prominent Fortune 1000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at www.ryan.com.