Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan is a tax director specializing in transfer pricing at Baker Tilly.

Ryan has 11 years of transfer pricing experience. Throughout his career he has worked with global clients in the mobility and transportation, chemicals, life sciences, consumer products, furniture, software and plastics and foam industries. Ryan has also worked on a wide breadth of public companies as well as private companies (both closely held family businesses and private equity financed companies).

  • Ryan’s primary goal in working with clients is understanding their challenges and providing valuable solutions. Experienced in a variety of transfer pricing areas including global transfer pricing documentation, strategic supply chain planning and implementation of efficient tax operating models, assistance with implementation of transfer pricing systems as well as integration of acquired businesses.
  • Works closely with clients on implementing transfer pricing policies and developing solutions to monitor its transfer pricing results more effectively; advanced pricing agreements and IRS (and global) controversy cases; intercompany financing analyses; as well as intangible property and global services alignment strategies.
  • Ryan also works on ASC 740 tax provision reviews to identify areas of transfer pricing risk that may impact clients’ tax accounting positions.  
  • International Services
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Software and Technology
  • Private Equity


Chicago, IL


Master of Science, accounting

Bachelor of Arts, accounting
Michigan State University