Jun Hashimoto
My goal is to use ever improving technologies to enhance and perfect tax operations. I hope to be a helping hand in economic revitalization.

Jun Hashimoto

Tax Technology and Transformation Leader, Tax Innovation Center of Excellence Leader; Partner, Ernst & Young Tax Co.

The tax world is the frontline that can utilize the evolution of AI and technology

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.

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