Baker Tilly International has announced the appointment of Chris Johnson as its new head of tax with immediate effect. Based in Plano, Texas, Johnson has been a partner at Baker Tilly US since 2006 and has 30 years of experience advising clients on federal, state and international tax matters.

In his role reporting to Baker Tilly International CEO, Francesca Lagerberg, Johnson will be responsible for working with regional and service line tax teams and leading tax strategy for the Baker Tilly network.

He will also be the main point of contact for various teams regarding technical, business development, knowledge sharing and learning initiatives and drive the advancement of our established global tax services line and cultivate effective cross-border communication between member firms. His responsibilities will include leading our annual Global Tax Conference.

Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in finance along with an MBA in accounting from The University of Texas.  His work experience includes over eight years of multi-disciplinary taxation at a publicly traded, multinational motion picture theatre corporation, seven years in the Big 4, as well as sixteen years in service as a tax partner in public accounting.

On his appointment, Lagerberg commented: “We have unparalleled opportunities to be a leader in tax advisory services.  For me, this means being seamless, globally integrated, a best-in-class advisory firm from a technical perspective and equally importantly from a service delivery perspective. Chris is ideally placed to lead this initiative.”

Johnson further added: “My prior experience includes giant organizations, small organizations and everything in between. I am confident that that Baker Tilly is uniquely positioned as both big enough and nimble enough to serve clients whatever their size. So, I look forward to continuing to work with the amazing professionals in the global team and the international tax community whom I have had the pleasure of dealing with over the last 2 ½ years, as together we make a significant positive impact.”

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