Ryan has won over 200 workplace excellence awards in the last five years, including numerous city, state, and national workplace excellence recognitions, as well as highly-selective international awards and certifications for client service, training, information technology and marketing. Ryan is a four-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service and is the only company in the world to ever be awarded three-year ICSS “Gold” certification. Ryan was ranked #6 on the 2014 FORTUNE Great Place to Work list in the Medium Company category, and in 2013, earned a place among the Working Mother 100 Best Companies of 2013, putting Ryan the radar in a meaningful way as one of the leading family-friendly companies in the United States. Additionally, Ryan’s Chairman and CEO, G. Brint Ryan, has received numerous prestigious “CEO of the Year” and other industry recognitions.
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 1,800 professionals and associates serves over 9,000 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.
Ryan’s approach to becoming a “Best Workplace” is most clearly demonstrated through myRyan, our Firm’s innovative work environment that allows employees to achieve the highest level of success and productivity in all areas of life, including professional and personal endeavors. As opposed to a traditional work environment, myRyan is a cultural shift that changes the measurement of work from hours to results. Through collaboration and support, Ryan employees thrive in a guilt-free workplace in which the focus is on results and superior client service, rather than where and when the work is done. In exchange for incredible flexibility and freedom, Ryan employees have accepted accountability for delivering results.
Our leadership philosophy for delivering superior client service is centered on developing authentic behaviors that demonstrate sincere care and concern for employees, and maintaining a culture where employees are woven into the fabric of our enterprise. As a result, Ryan associates are leading the industry into a new era of business productivity based on employee flexibility. Our Firm is honored to have received numerous accolades and international awards, and they are proudly displayed in our Firm’s trophy case. But every leader in the organization understands that the true prize we seek is creating and maintaining the very best place to work in our industry.
myRyan is an innovative work environment that allows employees to achieve the highest level of success and productivity in all areas of life, including professional and personal endeavors. As opposed to a traditional work environment, myRyan is a cultural shift that changes the measurement of work from hours to results. Through collaboration and support, Ryan employees thrive in a guilt-free workplace in which the focus is on results and superior client service, rather than where and when the work is done.
myRyan fosters employee discipline to effectively meet the competing demands of life based upon each employee's unique approach to work. Professionals are given the freedom to do their best work in the way they work best. With a clear understanding of expectations and accountabilities, Ryan employees are given the ownership of their time and flexibility to meet demands in both their professional and personal lives simultaneously. All Ryan employees work collaboratively and support one another so that all may achieve work-life success while accomplishing the goals of the Firm and delivering outstanding client service—being held accountable for delivering superior results, not "face time" in the office.
Employees have the flexibility to work where, when, and in what manner that best promotes increased efficiency and effectiveness.myRyan is designed to increase teamwork and collaboration so that individuals continue to advance within the Firm. When key accountabilities, goals, and expectations are clear, superior work is produced, and employees remain committed to being available and responsive to client and Firm needs.
myRyan supports team members through innovative communication and collaboration. Team members respect the work styles of others and plan effectively to ensure client service excellence. All employees have the freedom to work with their managers to determine the best approach to work that will allow them to achieve the best results. All employees communicate and collaborate to achieve work-life success.
myRyan Defined . . .
- Everyone focuses on results, not hours
- People have flexible work schedules and locations
- Employees eliminate activities that waste time and money
- Everyone collaborates and supports each other
- Employees thrive in a guilt-free work environment
- Everyone has the freedom to achieve work-life success
One reason for Ryan's success is that we share the success with our employees. We have created an innovative incentive program that allows us to distribute bonus income to employees based on their contributions to an engagement. Our base salaries are highly competitive, and the income potential for sharing in the value that we deliver to our clients is unparalleled.
Ryan recognizes that our benefits provide for the well-being of our employees and their families. Most of our benefits are available to employees on the first of the month following their date of hire. Employees working in a regular, full scope or reduced scope one (1) capacity are eligible to participate in all of the benefit plans offered by the Firm. And because we understand that one size does not fit all, we offer many benefit plan choices, including:
Medical plans offered by Ryan include outstanding health benefits and choices for our eligible employees and their dependents (i.e., spouse, domestic partner, and children). We offer two plans that allow employees the freedom to use both in-network and out-of-network providers for medically necessary and routine preventive care services—a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan and a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). A substantial employer subsidy is provided for both employee and dependent coverage.
Ryan offers a choice of two PPO dental plans, both including orthodontia coverage, to all eligible employees and their dependents.
Ryan offers comprehensive vision coverage to all eligible employees and their dependents.
Ryan’s Section 125 Plan enables eligible employees to pay for certain benefit plan premiums with pre-tax dollars. Net taxable income is reduced, which potentially lowers income and social security tax. Pre-tax options in the Section 125 program are as follows:
- Medical/Dental/Vision Premiums - This option allows premiums to be deducted from paychecks in pre-tax dollars. Federal Tax and FICA are not withheld on these premiums. W-2 income is reduced by the amount of the premiums.
- Health Care Reimbursement or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - Employees are able to set aside pre-tax income to pay for non-reimbursable medical expenses for themselves and their qualified dependents. These expenses are not covered by insurance.
- Health Savings Accounts (HSA) - Employees who are enrolled in the HDHP may elect to open an HSA for pre-tax payroll deduction. The HSA is owned and opened by the employee. Ryan provides the option of this account for payroll deduction via our medical plan provider and its affiliates.
Company-Paid and Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Ryan provides group term life and AD&D insurance coverage at no cost to all regular, full scope and reduced scope one (1) employees. Employees may purchase additional term life and AD&D insurance coverage for themselves and their dependents.
Short- and Long-Term Disability
Ryan provides both short- and long-term disability insurance at no cost to eligible employees.
Employee Assistance Program
Ryan employees and their immediate families have access to a confidential referral service to discuss personal or professional issues they may be facing. This service is fully subsidized by the Firm.
International Business Traveler Insurance
For the convenience, as well as security of Ryan employees traveling outside their home country, we offer International Business Traveler Insurance. This coverage includes medical and inpatient hospital services, as well as assistance with lost luggage, security, trip planning aids, and emergency contingency help for all eligible employees traveling internationally on Ryan’s behalf.
Ryan offers a competitive 401(k) plan that provides a full array of investment options to defer pre-tax earnings and an employer matching contribution to all eligible employees.
Physical Fitness Program
Ryan provides a partial subsidy to eligible employees for membership dues at the fitness club of their choice.
Personal Time Off and Holiday Pay
Our myHealth employee wellness program, modeled after Ryan’s results-focused work environment, is revolutionary and cutting edge. Through educational programs, team and individual challenges, wellness activities, and online tools and resources, myHealth offers a comprehensive approach to all aspects of overall health: physical health, physical activity (exercise and fitness), nutrition, and emotional health. The core principles of myHealth are to embrace wellness, encourage healthy lifestyles, and empower employees to achieve total wellness.
Focus on Results
The Firm provides eligible non-exempt (hourly) employees twenty-two (22) personal days off per year, which increases to twenty-seven (27) days after five (5) years of service. This time, which accrues on a per-pay-period basis, is available for vacation, illness, personal business, or any other time away from work. Time off for bereavement, extended illness/incapacity, jury duty, military, and parental leaves are handled through the Firm’s Time Off Programs Policy.
The Firm provides ten (10) paid holidays per year to all eligible employees. More details about myRyan will be made available during the on-boarding process.
Leaves of Absence (LOA)
Ryan offers generous paid and unpaid leaves of absence for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, bereavement, jury duty, maternity, paternity, adoption, and military.
Parking facilities for all Ryan offices are subsidized by the Firm for the convenience of employees.
CPA/Bar Exam Review Course and Bonus
Upon successful completion of the Uniform CPA/Bar Examination while employed by Ryan, the Firm will reimburse up to $2,500 for fees relating to review courses taken during employment at the Firm. In addition, any employee who successfully completes the Uniform CPA/Bar Examination, while an employee of the Firm, will receive a cash bonus of $1,500.
Professional dues to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), state societies, and other equivalent professional associations for non-CPAs are reimbursable.
These benefits may change from time to time at the Firm's discretion. This list is intended to provide a general outline of our benefits program. Ryan reserves the right to amend these benefits.
Accelerated Promotion Path
Opportunity for advancement is one of the top criteria for recent graduates and professionals alike when seeking a new career. Ryan provides unlimited opportunity for advancement and an accelerated career path for high performers that exceed the traditional career timeline at national accounting firms and other tax consulting companies.
Ryan has one of the most comprehensive training programs you'll find in the industry. Developed by our own professionals, our Professional Development Program will enhance your knowledge and prepare you for the challenging and diverse issues you will encounter during your career.
For new consultants, we have an extensive training program that builds a foundation for state, local, federal, and international taxation concepts. In addition to the valuable training provided the first few months of your career, Ryan participates in professional education through various professional tax organizations. When our employees reach the Senior Consultant level, they are enrolled in these organizations, and Ryan sponsors their memberships. For example, as a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), an individual can attend seminars, conferences, and courses to enhance skills. We also offer our own continuing education program to regularly update our professionals with current information, software, and technical training to further develop their professional skills. All of these learning experiences merge and promote our professionals to be the most knowledgeable, creative, and competent taxation experts in the industry.
Ryan offers outstanding opportunities to work in a dynamic, rapidly expanding tax services firm serving the world’s most respected Fortune 1000 companies. Our innovative work environment, accelerated growth path for high performers, competitive benefits package, and outstanding earning potential provide the most rewarding career experience available in the industry.
Ryan employees are given the freedom to do their best work in the way they work best. With a clear understanding of expectations and accountabilities, our employees are given ownership of their time and flexibility to meet the demands of their professional and personal lives.
A full list of open positions available at Ryan may be found on our career page.
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Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the sixth 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...
Mission: At Ryan, we are driven by our purpose: To liberate our clients from the burden of being overtaxed, freeing their capital to invest, grow, and thrive.