Liberty Tax Service has named Richard Ernst as Compliance Counsel to consult with the Company's compliance team in enhancing the robust compliance program. Mr. Ernst also aids in expanding training and education opportunities for the nationwide network of more than 1,800 franchisees and their 22,000 seasonal tax preparers.Ernst came to Liberty Tax Service from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, where he served for five years, most recently as Deputy Commissioner for Professional Responsibility. In that role, he was responsible for the registration, training and discipline of tax preparers in the state. Before joining the department, he spent 23 years with the Office of the New York State Attorney General, where his job titles included Deputy Section Chief for Financial Crimes, Senior Investigative Counsel and Deputy Bureau Chief in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau. Ernst earned his J.D. from Albany Law School.

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LTS Associate / Compliance