John Blight

John Blight

Director, Tax Transformation

KPMG Australia

John is the KPMG Australia Tax Reimagined Managed Service Lead. His role involves directing KPMG tax managed service solutions that seamlessly integrate and deliver to clients’ capabilities in tax compliance, tax technology, data analytics, enhanced governance, process improvement and change management.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, John has more than 20 years’ experience in project management and implementation, strategic analysis, statutory and regulatory reporting, tax compliance and finance operations. Prior to commencing at KPMG John worked in senior positions including as CFO and Company Director in Finance, Tax and organisational change functions at top tier global investment banks in Australia, United Kingdom and Asia. 

John has been at KPMG since 2017 working in tax transformation and managed services where he has lead transformation projects for clients of all sizes including for some of KPMG’s largest global accounts.

Outside of KPMG, John is passionate about mentoring and development and is actively involved in the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Mentor Exchange program. John has also been involved in judging at the Enactus National competition for university students since 2018.

Areas of expertise
Data and Analytics Financial Services Managed services Operating Effectiveness Productivity improvements Tax Tax planning Tax strategies Tax transformation Transformation
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commence (Accounting – Finance), Macquarie University

Accreditation
  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

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