Ryan A. Working, CPA, MST

Tax Director

Ryan joined Wright Ford Young & Co. in 2004 and is currently a Tax Director at the firm. Ryan is in charge of managing a wide variety of tax compliance clients, advising clients with tax issues, and managing all tax services for tax-exempt organizations.

Professional Experience

Ryan joined the firm upon his graduation from college in 2004. His range of experience includes tax compliance and planning services for a wide variety of closely-held and family-owned corporate businesses and their owners, private foundations and public charities. Ryan manages the not-for-profit tax filings for the firm. He also is a specialist in multi-state tax filings, and has assisted clients in a variety of state tax matters.

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Masters in Taxation at Golden Gate University. Ryan is a licensed California CPA and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Functional Areas of Practice

  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Planning
  • Multi-State Taxation
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Private Foundations

Education & Certifications

  • MST, Golden Gate University
  • BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • MGI North America
  • UCSB Alumni Association

Thought Leadership


Ryan is married with one young child and a mix of dogs and cats. In his free time, Ryan enjoys camping and the outdoors, softball, sports, and hanging out with his son Sam.

Ryan assists with pro-bono tax filings for several small public charities each year and has done volunteer grant application work with the United Way.

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