David Sharkey

Co-Founder / Tax Partner

A Leading Strategic Business and Tax Advisor in the Washington Metropolitan Region

Dave Sharkey, RyanSharkey co-founder and Partner in the tax services practice, is a hands-on practitioner with a well-known reputation as a leading specialist in his field.  He has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and in his role, he advises both public and private clients on a range of complex tax and business matters.  His broad experience and strategic approach to sophisticated, multifaceted issues, including multistate and international taxation matters, is critical in guiding his clients through all stages of growth from inception to a profitable exit strategy.

Dave leads RyanSharkey’s ASC 740 practice, helping his public clients prepare complex income tax provisions for their global operations, including accounting for uncertain tax positions.  Dave also has extensive experience with mergers and acquisition, maximizing/substantiating research and experimentation tax credits, and works with closely held businesses and their owners to identify tax planning strategies to maximize after-tax cash flow and the value of the enterprise.

Prior to joining RyanSharkey, Dave served as a Tax Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Executive Vice President at MorganFranklin Corporation, as well as, holding leadership positions with international corporations that operate in more than 28 countries. 

Service Experience: 
  • Income Tax Provisions Preparation and Consulting 
  • Federal, State and Local Income Tax Consulting and Planning
  • International Income Tax Consulting and Planning
  • Personal Income Tax and Private Client Services
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Controversy
Industry Experience: 
  • Technology (Bio-Tech and Telecommunications)
  • Professional Services
  • Government Contracting

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