September 27, 2020

Deloitte Poaches Someone From PwC and Issues a Press Release, Part I

Today’s edition of “Big 4-on-Big 4 Poaching From Around the World” takes us to lovely Dublin IRL, where a longtime tax director at PwC Ireland has gone to the Green Side.

Deloitte is pleased to announce that Ronan Ferry has been appointed a partner in its tax practice.

Ronan will lead the Tax Management Consulting (TMC) team at Deloitte Ireland. Ronan advises large and emerging multinational companies in transforming tax function operations, with a particular focus on implementing efficient processes and adopting new technologies, ranging from ERP systems to automation and analytic tools.

Ronan brings over 16 years of experience to his new role having worked in Dublin, New York and San Francisco. He delivers a broad perspective to clients using his experience in providing tax advice to companies on multinational structuring and compliance projects and leading large tax automation projects.

Ronan will be an integral part of Deloitte’s Global TMC network, which helps clients transform their tax processes, technology and data, bringing efficiency and value to tax departments and thereby allowing tax departments deliver greater strategic value to their businesses.

Commenting on his appointment, Ronan said: “I am really excited to be joining the tax team at Deloitte. Deloitte’s expertise in delivering ERP, innovative technology and process redesign solutions to finance and tax functions is something that will enable our Tax Management Consulting team to really bring value to clients. Tax professionals in client organisations are looking at ways in which they can meet their reporting requirements more efficiently and deliver value in an ever changing international landscape. I believe we are well-placed to help them in that regard, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to do just that.”

Lorraine Griffin, Head of Tax at Deloitte Ireland said: “Tax functions in many organisations are looking at how they can efficiently manage their tax obligations, and also derive insights and learnings from the data that they hold on systems. Technology can play an important role in this regard. Ronan’s skillset – both from a technology point of view and his tax expertise – is unique in the market and a really welcome addition to the overall tax offering we deliver clients. We are delighted to have him on board.”

Ronan Ferry

According to his LinkedIn profile, RF started his career at PwC in Dublin in 2007. In 2013, he went to California on secondment from PwC Ireland where he worked as a tax director in the San Jose international tax services department for five years before heading back to Dublin to lead PwC Ireland’s Tax Strategy and Technology practice for corporate tax solutions. You can read more about his duties in the U.S. at the time, what his typical day was like, and what he likes most about tax in this article by the Irish Tax Institute.

The last question asked to Ferry in the Q&A-style article was: Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

His answer:

I am now a director in the US so I would certainly hope to progress to be a tax partner within the next 5 years – fingers crossed!

And he did! Just not with P. Dubs.

[Deloitte Ireland]

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