Leadership Team

Jim Kranjc
Jim Kranjc


  • Principal in Charge, Ryan, Chicago office
    –  Responsible for quality service delivery of tax services,
        specializing in companies throughout the Midwest.  
    • Practice Leader, Communications Transaction Tax, Ryan
      –  Specializes in providing telecommunications transaction tax


      • Director, Transaction Taxes, national telecommunications company
        –  Directed the state and local transaction tax function for a large,
            multistate telecommunications company.
        • Senior Tax Specialist, Fortune 500 company
        • Senior Tax Analyst, Fortune 500 company



        • Board Member and Executive Committee Member, Chicago Civic Federation
        • Member, Chamber of Commerce for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio
        • Large Case Auditor, Illinois Department of Revenue
        • Sales Tax Agent, Ohio Department of Taxation


        Mr. Kranjc lectures on telecommunications tax and transaction tax, and has appeared as a speaker for the following organizations:
        • Illinois Tax Institute
        • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
        • Telestrategies Telecom Tax Institute
        • United States Telecommunications Association


        • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
        • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Tax Committee
          –  Chairman (2002–2004)
          –  Co-Chair (1999–2001)
          –  Committee Member (1994–Present)
          • Illinois Tax Institute
          • Indiana Chamber of Commerce
          • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
            –  Committee Member: Legislative (1997–1998)
            –  Committee Member: Benchmarking (1996–1999)
            • Tax Club of Cleveland


            • Master of Taxation Degree, University of Akron
            • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Accounting, Cleveland State University
            • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensed in Ohio

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