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My role widened my understanding of tax

Apr 1, 2024

In an ever-changing tax landscape, you will help our clients to comply with tax laws and regulations. You will have the opportunity to assist clients with their tax controversies as well as advise them on their business transactions.

Find out what Alena Wan, our Senior Manager, has to say about working in the Tax department in our firm.

What are the best things about your job? 

Alena expressed that her role offers extensive learning opportunities due to its wide-ranging scope. From handling matters concerning companies, trusts, and individuals to navigating diverse topics such as local income tax, transaction tax, and cross-border tax, she is constantly challenged. 

Moreover, she finds herself immersed in various industries, broadening her expertise. Alena particularly values the chance to cultivate lasting client relationships while delving into new areas of tax to provide valuable assistance.

My career with Baker Tilly has helped me to truly understand the impact that tax can have in the world.

Alena Wan
Senior Manager

What challenges in your role have pushed you to grow professionally? 

The tax landscape has changed drastically in the time since Alena left university. With today's world deeply interconnected, numerous companies operate internationally, necessitating familiarity with foreign laws and practices. To ensure top-tier service for clients, Alena has expanded her knowledge of global jurisdictions and collaborated closely with Baker Tilly network firms.

This has provided valuable insights into international business operations and tax regulations, broadening her expertise beyond local boundaries. 

Additionally, each promotion has propelled Alena to cultivate skills beyond the technical realm. From managing teams and fostering interpersonal relationships to balancing client expectations and mitigating risks, she has continually evolved to meet the demands of her role.

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