Ryan Ahn, CPA


Mr. Ahn attended Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea. Upon graduation, he worked in the marketing department of the international hotel chains Westin Chosun and Marriott International.

He completed his Master’s Degree in Accounting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. Prior to joining Hotta Liesenberg Saito in 2009, Mr. Ahn worked for KPMG in Atlanta for over 10 years. During his employment there, he was involved in a variety of projects and engagements, primarily focused upon audit engagements for U.S., European, Korean and Japanese companies. He serviced a variety of industries, including automobile, chemical, consumer and industrial products, trading companies for special equipment, real estate, information and technology and insurance.

While with KPMG, Mr. Ahn had an international rotation with KPMG Tokyo, handling international engagements for several Fortune 500 companies, including Mitsubishi FUSO Bus and Truck Company, Siemens GE and over a three-year period.

Mr. Ahn enjoys the points of interactions and communication that occur between himself and his clients on a day-to-day basis, since this process enables him to work in advisory role with his clients to improve business efficiencies and financial reporting. His personal interests are varied and include playing and watching a variety of sports, especially golf and tennis, watching movies and reading books.

Mr. Ahn is fluent in English, Japanese and Korean and specializes in helping both inbound and outbound international companies seeking the advisory services of a Japanese speaking CPA or Korean speaking CPA.