Eric Fong, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)

Eric Fong, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)

Senior Tax Manager

Eric Fong

Eric Fong is a Senior Manager with KPMG’s Canadian Corporat Tax practice, serving technology companies and high-growth startups in the Technology, Media, Telecommunications group at KPMG. He assists Canadian multi-national corporations with Canadian and international tax issues, including tax compliance, planning and corporate reorganizations. He has experience in US GAAP, IFRS and ASPE and has also assisted his clients in M&A transactions, including structuring, founder divestiture tax planning and due diligence.

Eric is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois.

He leads the UW AFSA Tax Clinic, a volunteer organization that annually 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!

Interests

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

Education

  • 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

Skills

Tax Return Review

Tax Planning and Reorganization

Tax Research

CRA Objections

Cross-border Taxation Issues

Technology Implementation and Automation

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Senior Manager, Tax, Technology, Media, Telecommunications

KPMG LLP

2021 – Present Toronto, Canada
 
 
 
 
 

Tax Manager, Private

Ernst & Young LLP

2019 – 2021 Toronto, Canada
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Tax Staff

Ernst & Young LLP

2016 – 2019 Toronto, Canada
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Staff Accountant

Koster, Spinks & Koster LLP

2014 – 2016 Toronto, Canada
 
 
 
 
 

Staff Accountant (Co-op)

Koster, Spinks & Koster LLP

2011 – 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 @uwaterloo.ca Email

Tired of questid@uwaterloo.ca? Claim first.last@uwaterloo.ca 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).

Contact

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