Kate Desai, CPA, Named Tax Director in RyanSharkey’s Tax Practice


VIENNA, VA – RyanSharkey is pleased to announce the promotion of Kate Desai, CPA, to Tax Director in the firm's tax practice. In this role, Kate will provide an array of tax consulting and compliance services for public and private companies.

With over 13 years of experience serving clients in the government contracting, software/technology and professional services industries, Kate has managed and assisted with a variety of tax compliance, accounting for income taxes, multistate planning, international reporting and merger and acquisition projects for government contracting, software/technology and professional services clients.

“Kate has provided exceptional service and shown unwavering dedication to our clients; they have come to rely on her keen intellect, deep insights and proven experience for a range of tax, compliance and reporting needs,” said Partner and Co-Founder David Sharkey. “Tax planning throughout the remainder of 2019 and beyond will drive the need for experts to help our clients in a range of industry sectors navigate complex issues. Kate will be instrumental in accelerating the growth of our tax services.”

Prior to joining RyanSharkey in 2007, Kate began her career with a regional public accounting firm, primarily serving clients in the real estate and government contracting industries.

Kate graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and received a Master of Business Administration degree from George Mason University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

About RyanSharkey

RyanSharkey, LLP is a leading accounting and consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. region, serving the technology, consumer services and government contracting industries. The firm delivers accounting, audittax and consulting services for a diverse group of clients. Guided by a unique corporate culture, RyanSharkey’s team of advisors is known for their personalized insight, forward-thinking solutions and innovative strategies.