Eric Fong, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)

Eric Fong, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)

Tax Manager

Eric Fong

Eric Fong was previously a Tax Manager at EY Canada. He was a pioneer of change, leading the adoption of several new processes and technologies into the practice.

He has successfully completed the International Qualifying Examination (IQEX) with a score of 92 and received his CPA license from the state of Illinois.

He also leads the AFSA Tax Clinic, a volunteer organization that helps over 1,200 students and members of the community get their personal tax returns filed and launches the career of over 150 future CPAs annually.

He strongly believes in working smarter and more efficiently, particularly using technology. You might find his posts about automation using Power Query or Excel tools built using VBA interesting!

He also enjoys writing posts, particularly for areas that aren’t particularly well covered online. Scroll down and take a read through some!


  • Technology
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Travel
  • Board Games


  • CPA (Illinois)

    Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

  • In-Depth Tax Course

    CPA Canada

  • CPA, CA

    CPA Canada

  • Master of Accounting

    University of Waterloo

  • Bachelor of Mathematics

    University of Waterloo


Tax Return Review

Tax Planning and Reorganization

Tax Research

CRA Objections

Cross-border Taxation Issues

Technology Implementation and Automation



Tax Manager, Private

Ernst & Young LLP

Oct 2019 – Jan 2021 Toronto, Canada

Senior Tax Staff

Ernst & Young LLP

Nov 2016 – Sep 2019 Toronto, Canada

Senior Staff Accountant

Koster, Spinks & Koster LLP

Oct 2014 – Nov 2016 Toronto, Canada

Staff Accountant (Co-op)

Koster, Spinks & Koster LLP

Jan 2011 – Apr 2014 Toronto, Canada

Recent Posts

Acquiring CPA (Illinois) as a Canadian CPA, CA

Including step-by-step experience and my comprehensive thoughts!

A Power Query Demo to Automate Repetitive Tasks in Excel

Power Query is an amazing tool that lets you build modules that calculate upon source spreadsheets, and unlike macros and VBA, makes no changes to the source documents. If you think that a lot of tasks done in Excel can be automated, Power Query is for you.

The Guaranteed Method for Canadian Credit Card Churners to Obtain an ITIN from the IRS...

….That you won’t want to use.

Can't Stop Boardgame - Calculator for Odds

A demo of VBA usage in Excel to perform non-trivial calculations…

Kerning in Resumes - Advanced Formatting Issues in Microsoft Word

Adjusting spacing between letters so things look just right

Nabbing a Nice Email

Tired of Claim now!

Personal Branding with a Domain Name on a Student Budget

Register a domain name ($), send and receive emails at that domain name (free) and a redirect for your website (free).


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