DALLAS, SYDNEY, and BRISBANE (Nov. 18, 2021) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, has announced the expansion of its Australian operations with the appointment of Anthony Harmer, Senior Director of Indirect Tax, located in Brisbane, Queensland. The hiring of Harmer follows significant investment in Australia with other recent strategic hires, two acquisitions, and promotions of existing leaders, further strengthening its capabilities and client service offerings.
Harmer joins Ryan from a global big four accounting firm, with extensive experience and deep technical expertise in Fuel Tax Credits and GST. Shaping and developing new innovative tax solutions, Harmer adds significant value to clients, building deep relationships and demonstrating influence across internal and external stakeholders.
“I am excited to join Ryan’s growing Indirect Tax practice and work with a group of highly regarded tax professionals to expand our reach in the Australian and global markets,” said Harmer. “With my client-focus, strategic thinking, and personal drive, I am looking forward to making an impact within the team and our clients.”
“We are delighted to welcome Anthony to our team in Australia,” said Ryan’s President of Australian Operations Jon Graham. “Our market presence continues to grow rapidly as clients experience the world-class tax solutions our team delivers in indirect tax. Anthony’s experience in fuel tax in particular will boost our credentials both locally and globally in this growth market.”
“Organic and inorganic growth have played crucial roles in the expansion of our Australian operations to date, and Ryan is committed to further investing in its people and infrastructure to support its continued growth,” said Jon C. Sweet, President of Ryan’s European and Asia-Pacific Operations. “Our seasoned team of tax professionals are the core of our business with the purpose of serving our clients in the best way possible to meet their evolving needs, and I have high expectations for our Australian team in the future.”
Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is a nine-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 3,100 professionals and associates serves over 18,000 clients in more than 60 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com. “Ryan” and “Firm” refer to the global organizational network and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ryan International, each of which is a separate legal entity.
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