Jun Hashimoto is the EY Japan leader for tax technology and transformation, having joined the firm in 2019.
Earlier in his career, while a partner at another Big Four firm, he gained extensive experience in areas such as tax compliance, tax advisory, M&A, tax advisory for Japanese and foreign multinational companies. His roles have included responsibility for business process solutions across the Asia Pacific region and leadership of a tax management consulting division.
He is a Japan Certified Public Tax Accountant.
Building a better working world
My goal is to implement improvements in tax operations: I am in favor of labor-saving processes such as BPR (Business Process Reengineering), and implementing RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and automating tax return preparation. In these cases, technology replaces what people used to do manually. I like to think of it as creating skilled robots or assistants that can work on behalf of people, rather than seeing them as solely saving on labor.
I am also working on enhancing tax services by utilizing AI, and have been supporting the implementation of AI tax tools at major Japanese manufacturers. I believe that these approaches will lead to productivity improvements, which would be a solution to the problem of a shrinking workforce that Japanese society now faces.