Virginia CPA elected Chair of George Mason University Accounting Advisory Council

Reston, VA-based CPA and consulting firm of Ryan, Sharkey & Crutchfield, LLP (RSC) is pleased to announce that Edward Ryan, CPA, Managing Partner, has recently been named Chair-Elect of the George Mason University Accounting Advisory Council.

"I am honored to serve on the Accounting Advisory Council and look forward to collaborating with other council members to continually improve the accounting program at George Mason University," said Edward Ryan, who is also a founding partner of RSC. "We are committed to carrying out the mission of the program, which is to develop students' knowledge and skills to become successful contributors to the accounting profession."

In his new role, Ryan will partner with George Mason University's School of Management in an effort to enhance the university's accounting program. The Accounting Advisory Council comprises more than 25 accounting professionals, including CPAs, accounting firm partners, and professors, from the Washington, D.C. metro area.

As Managing Partner of RSC, Ryan leads the firm's assurance practice and has extensive experience working with a range of clients, including start-up organizations and large publicly-held corporations. He has managed and assisted in all aspects of IPOs and SEC filings, performed financial statement audits, compilations and reviews, and delivered accounting and assurance services to his clients in the technology, service, and government contracting industries.

Ryan is a 1994 graduate of George Mason University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in accounting. He is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).

As one of the 50 largest accounting and consulting firms in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Ryan, Sharkey & Crutchfield, LLP provides a broad range of traditional accounting and tax services, as well as technical advisory services, including: Assurance, SEC reporting, Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley, Outsourced Accounting, Business Tax Consulting and Compliance, FAS 109, and Individual Tax. The firm's staff of over 30 professionals, including four partners, maintains expertise throughout various industries such as government contracting, construction, professional services, technology and software development, and telecommunication. As an Independent Member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, RSC has full access to the national and worldwide resources of one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the world.

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