Virginia CPA named "Super CPA" by Virginia Business magazine

The Reston, Virginia-based CPA and consulting firm of Ryan, Sharkey & Crutchfield, LLP (RSC) is pleased to announce that Edward H. Ryan, CPA, Managing Partner, has been named a "Super CPA" by Virginia Business magazine. Ryan was recognized in the contest's assurance services category.

In the contest's seventh year, Virginia Business partnered with the Virginia Institute of Certified Public Accountants (VICPA) to highlight the state's top CPAs for their important contributions to the profession and the prosperity of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Though the contest is open to thousands of extraordinary CPAs working in Virginia, only 320 were identified as "Super CPAs".

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a “Super CPA”, and I appreciate everyone who nominated me,” says Ryan. “I am also grateful to those who have helped me get to where I am today as a professional, as well as the partners, professionals and supporting staff of our firm for their endless support.”

Virginia Business sent an official ballot to more than 7,000 Virginia CPAs asking them to identify the names of peers they consider the best at their craft. After the ballots were collected and tallied, the winners were selected in 12 categories and were highlighted in a special “Super CPAs” report in the November 2008 issue of Virginia Business.

To view a complete list of the winners or to view the “Super CPA” section of Virginia Business, visit the publication's Web site and click on the link for the November 2008 issue.

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

As one of the 50 largest accounting and consulting firms in the Washington, D.C. metro, 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, compliance, FAS 109 and individual tax. The firm's staff of 30 professionals, including five 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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