Friday, October 2, 2015

Baker leaves PKF to relaunch his Hawaii CPA Firm

From the Pacific Business News

Baker leaves PKF to relaunch his Hawaii CPA Firm
Oct 2, 2015, 2:12pm HST
Lorin Eleni Gill
Reporter- Pacific Business News

Reg Baker, former executive committee chairman for PKF Hawaii, is relaunching his CPA firm
in Downtown Honolulu.

Reg Baker & Company offers wealth management services for small and mid-sized businesses. He
originally opened the firm in 1991.

From then until 2012, the firm was one of the largest in Hawaii, serving over 300 businesses and
preparing 7,000 tax returns annually, with more than 200 employees.

Baker told PBN he is pulling together “some of the best minds in Hawaii.”
“The small and mid-sized business market is sometimes overloaded with information from numerous
sources,” he said. “The SMB market is where I have focused my efforts for close to 25 years. My
Team and I know the SMB market very well and just as importantly, the owners. We have walked in
their shoes and know what keeps them awake at night. We find the best practices that work best for
each individual business. We team with the owners to constantly improve operational results and

The former treasurer, CFO and COO of the Hawaii Medical Assurance Association was recently
appointed chair of the Region IX Regulatory Fairness Board of the U.S. Small Business

Baker’s 25 years of experience include positions at Bank of Hawaii, Arthur Anderson, Price
Waterhouse and Ernst & Young.

Baker joined PKF Pacific Hawaii last October, and his year contract expired in September.
“The past year at PKF Hawaii was interesting and at times challenging,” he said, referring to
pending charges against PKF Pacific Hawaii Managing Partner Patrick Oki . “I worked with some very passionate individuals that just wanted to focus on client service. That helped me to decide to go
back to my roots and relaunch my firm. Being passionate about what you  are doing is vital to

Lorin Eleni Gill covers health care, nonprofits and the University of Hawaii for Pacific Business

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