Jie (Jenny) Lian has been elected as a partner at Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners LLP Chartered Accountants, the Russell Bedford firm in Toronto, Canada.
Ms. Lian is responsible for the firm's assurance and business advisory services.
Prior to joining Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners (KRP) in 2003, Ms. Lian worked for several major real estate development and management companies in Shanghai, China. She has over six years of accounting experience with KRP, serving clients in various industries.
Ms. Lian has a BA in Chinese Linguistics and Literature from Nanjing University, China and a Bachelor of Administrative Studies, graduating summa cum laude, in Accounting from York University, Toronto. She received her CPA certificate from the State of Illinois in 2003 and her CA designation in November 2006.
She is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) and the AICPA.
With this new appointment, KRP now has nine partners. The firm became a member of the Russell Bedford global accounting, audit and tax consulting network in 2000.
For further information, contact Ralph Rabinowicz on +1 905 946 1300.
Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent accountancy firms, business consultants and specialist legal advisers.
Ranked as one of the world's top 15 accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 460 partners, 5000 staff and 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.
In January 2008 Russell Bedford International (russellbedford.com) named one of the first 17 full members of the IFAC Forum of Firms after reporting it had implemented a globally coordinated quality assurance programme, committed to the use of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), and met other specific ethics requirements.