Perry Kessler, CPA, Named Partner to RyanSharkey Assurance Group


RESTON, VA – Perry Kessler, CPA, has been promoted to Partner at RyanSharkey. In his new role, Kessler will continue to contribute to, and grow, the firm’s government contracting niche.

Kessler was promoted from his role as Assurance Director where he has served as a critical member of RyanSharkey’s Assurance Group. In this role, Kessler provided assurance and business advisory services to a variety of government contracting and technology firms.  

“Perry has demonstrated leadership in his role with the firm’s Assurance Group,” said Managing Partner and Co-Founder Edward Ryan. “Compliance and regulatory changes throughout 2017 will drive the need for experts to help our clients in government contracting and other niches navigate complex landscapes. Perry will be instrumental in accelerating the growth of our assurance services, particularly to our government contracting services clients. 

Prior to joining RyanSharkey in 2016, Kessler spent nearly six years at Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C. (acquired by BDO in 2012), first as a senior associate, then as an assurance manager. He began his career as an associate at KPMG LLP.

Kessler’s advisory specialties include design and implementation of audit procedures that are efficient and focused on adding value to government contractors; attest and advisory services to government contractors; policy and procedure reviews; government contract compliance; accounting system reviews; indirect rate structure review; merger and acquisition accounting; and due diligence engagements.

Perry graduated from the University of Kansas with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration, Marketing and Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants; the Small and Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum; the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Government Contracting Committee; and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.


Assurance Services

At RyanSharkey, our government contracting experts are uniquely qualified to help assure our clients’ success by guiding them through complex regulatory and compliance requirements. Our comprehensive tax, assurance and compliance consulting services offer seamless delivery with industry experts dedicated to helping clients succeed. Our consultants’ ultimate goal is to serve as a trusted advisor, offering comprehensive resources for all of our clients’ government contract consulting needs.

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, audit, tax, 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.