GHJ is big enough to have resources that you need to advise on complicated issues, but small enough to be entrepreneurial.
What’s your role in the firm, and how do you make a difference?
I am a main contact for the firm’s M&A tax services. I help our clients acquire and sell businesses in a tax efficient manner. In addition, I serve as a tax advisor for several of the firm’s clients with respect to their day-to-day tax issues.
Describe the best thing about GHJ and why it matters to you.
GHJ is big enough to have resources that you need to advise on complicated issues, but small enough to be entrepreneurial. What makes you get up in the morning, and how does it impact your work style?
What makes you get up in the morning, and how does it impact your work style?
I run about 1-2 miles every morning. Running really clears my mind and helps me focus and get ready for the day.
What/who influenced you to join the firm, and how?
The tax professionals at the firm who are competent and incredibly nice “sold” me.
Where do you see the profession heading, and what innovations can we anticipate?
Gradually, yet steadily, accounting firms have been adopting technology to gain efficiency and streamline processes. As a result, I expect accountants in general will be far more productive than before.
Curtis Kim, CPA, has more than 15 years of accounting experience with a concentration on a broad range of income tax planning matters, including domestic and international reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, technology transfers and tax-efficient capital structures. Curtis also provides tax provision and compliance services.
Prior to joining GHJ in 2013, Curtis was an M&A tax professional at a Big Four accounting firm where he provided tax due diligence and structuring services with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Curtis obtained a BBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a JD from Santa Clara University and an LLM in taxation from New York University. Curtis is a certified public accountant and a licensed attorney in California.
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When I’m not working, you’ll catch me doing this:
Hiking or mountain biking.