Thomas S. Kim, CPA

Tax Director

Thomas joined Wright Ford Young & Co. in 2004. Thomas oversees the tax compliance for clients as well as consults with clients on tax planning and tax strategy.

Professional Experience

Thomas has been providing strategic tax planning and compliance services for closely-held, middle market companies and individual business owners in various industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, e-commerce, and professional service firms.

His range of experience includes advising on capital gain reporting strategies, income deferral and expense acceleration techniques. Thomas is proficient with partnerships, corporations, multi-state entities, and he represents clients in tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service.

Prior to joining WFY, Thomas held tax positions with PIMCO Advisors, a prominent investment management company based in Newport Beach and Daewoo Motors, a Korean automobile manufacturer which was later acquired by General Motors.

Functional Areas of Practice

  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Advisory and Planning
  • Transaction Analysis
  • Partnership taxation
  • Multi-state taxation
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Senior Living
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • eCommerce/Online Retail
  • High Net Worth Individuals

Education & Certifications

  • BS, California State University, Long Beach
  • Yonsei University (Study Abroad Program)
  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • MGI North America

Thought Leadership


Thomas is married and has a daughter.  In his free time, Thomas enjoys cooking, traveling, golfing, home improvements, and whiskey collecting.

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