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Baker Tilly Boosts Digital Transformation Journey with the Appointment of John Kim Hongchan as Digital Solutions and Transformation Director

Apr 19, 2023

Singapore, 19 April 2023 – Baker Tilly announced today the appointment of John Kim Hongchan as Director, Digital Solutions and Transformation.

John Kim is a digital transformation specialist with over 18 years of combined experience in public and corporate accounting, as well as finance and tax technology implementation and process improvement, operating model design, technology roadmap design, and data modelling and warehousing. He was based in New York, NY and Washington, DC serving global firms in the financial services industry before relocating to Singapore in 2017.

John provides a wide range of services around clients’ digital transformation journey including the development and management of clients’ long-term finance transformation projects, onboarding of technology such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for finance function, and data cleansing and preparation for various reporting packages. John also conducts training on business intelligence and process automation for finance and tax professionals using MS Power BI and UiPath.

John is a CPA (US) and graduated from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business with a double major in finance and accounting.

As the Digital Solutions and Transformation Director, John is responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive digital transformation roadmap to address our clients' operational challenges in the finance and tax function and identifying improvement opportunities within the existing technology and data environment, as well as within finance and tax processes.

Mr. Joshua Ong, Managing Partner:

“We welcome John Kim Hongchan as the Director of Digital Solutions and Transformation at Baker Tilly Singapore. With his extensive experience in digital transformation, finance and tax technology, and process improvement, John will be instrumental in addressing our clients' operational challenges in their finance and tax function. He will work with clients to develop and deliver comprehensive digital transformation roadmaps that will enhance their processes and improve their overall business performance. We are excited to have John on board and look forward to the positive impact he will have on the firm’s digital transformation offerings.”

Ms. Sim Siew Moon, Senior Partner, Head of Tax:

“Leveraging technology in the tax function can assist our clients to drive greater efficiency, improve their tax processes and manage their tax risks. We are excited to have John join our team at Baker Tilly and we look forward to working with John to serve our clients in their tax digital transformation journey.”

Mr. John Kim, Director, Digital Solutions and Transformation:

“Technology is evolving at an unprecedented speed and transforming every aspect of business activities. Finance and tax operations are not an exception, and with the help of modern technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Business Intelligence, many processes within finance and tax operations can be modernized and streamlined. I am excited to join Baker Tilly’s Digital Solutions and Transformation team and provide thought leadership on such technologies, and help clients fully utilise readily available technologies in building modern finance and tax operations.”

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