Tough to say without a pic or at least some basic stats. But I would still say just get the fat trimmed down to see what you're working with muscle-wise. Try your best to find your BMR through some of the online calculators and do an average of the results. I know mine exactly because I did a vo2 max test and part of the test was getting my metabolic rate measured through a breathing device. If you have access to that then that's great, but I don't think it's totally necessary. Just get in to the ballpark number.
To lose fat, just eat at your BMR and work out every day with weights and/or cardio to create the deficit. One rest days, knock a couple hundred calories off.
Read up on calorie cycling. It's my favorite tool for getting lean recently as it helps with adherence greatly when you're susceptible to deviations from the good foods.
When you can see your lower ab veins (I think it's the internal iliac veins) then you're lean. At least that's my standard. It's my measure of body fat because as I get leaner, they become more visible at a higher point(near the navel).
Some people will say you don't need to get this lean, and they're probably right. I just like to be as rid of body fat as possible before focusing on muscle building. Don't obsess over it and wear yourself out trying to get shredded to the bone, unless you're finding it's easy to get there.
please keep in mind I'm not a pro trainer. Just a guy who has experimented and found out what works for me. It could work for you, but you may need to explore/adjust. This isn't something that takes only a few months.