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Yang Li, CPA

San Jose, California, 95120, United States
June 11, 2009
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*** Be able to start working immediately ***

Almaden Valley, San Jose, 95120


• Highly motivated CPA with 2.5 years recent experience in taxation and 5 years accounting experience within U.S. and China

• True self-starter and growth oriented

• Remarkable ability to work-well with others


Abbott Stringham & Lynch - San Jose, CA

Tax Accountant

2006 – 2009

• Prepared complex tax returns for C Corporation, S Corporation, partnership, LLC, Trust (specialized in CRT) and individual with neat and very easy to review work papers

• Obtained working knowledge on income tax provision (FAS 109) and performed tax compliance/planning for C Corporations

• Proficient at working on clients with challenging accounting issues. Performed intensive account analysis and reconciliations to make sure the accuracy of various tax accounts

• Perform complex research and effectively communicate conclusions

• Worked closely with different managers and partners for various tax assignments

Fortemedia, Inc. - Cupertino, CA

Staff Accountant

2004 – 2005

• Responsible for the full cycle of accounting, including A/P, A/R, general ledge, bank reconciliations, and month-end close

• Worked at the 2 person accounting department in the U.S. headquarter, reporting directly to the worldwide financial manager

• Issued consolidated financial statements including two subsidiaries (China and Taiwan) and foreign currency reconciliations

• Successfully implemented the new ERP system, Microsoft Great Plains, in just THREE months

• Worked closely with ADP payroll and issued form 1099 yearly

• Provided the COO with the monthly report for budget vs. Actual expenses comparisons and other ad hoc reports for sales representatives

• Assisted outside CPA for annual audit and tax return preparation

U.S. Hayden Inc., - Beijing, China

Senior Accountant

2000 – 2001

• Trained and supervised entry-level staff and reviewed journal entries

• Maintained general ledger, performed month-end close and issued financial statements

• Filed federal tax quarterly and mastered a different tax regulation for foreign subsidiary in China

• Prepared contract quotations and engaged in some of the contract negotiations

• Set up an American corporation in Beijing, named Beijing Hayden New Technology Ltd.

Fast Inc., - Beijing China

Staff Accountant

1998 - 2000

• Prepared journal entries and maintained different sub-ledgers and general ledger

• Performed month-end bank reconciliation and closing procedures

• Manually prepared the full set of financial statements

• Assisted in different office administration tasks


Certified Public Accountant – State of California

Certified Since February. 2008

San Jose State University, San Jose,CA

2002 - 2004

Master’s degree, Economics, GPA: 3.8/4.0

(Business Minor, Concentration in Accounting)

Northeastern University, ShenYang china

Bachelor’ degree, Accounting, Cumulative GPA: 80/100

Computer Skills

• ProSystem fx • Pfx Engagement • Great Plains • Quickbook

• Peachtree • BNA Tax Planner • Depreciation Solution • Tax Tools

• Excel and other Window based applications


• Hospitality Chair at ASWA (American Society of Women Accountants) Silicon Valley Chapter