Gillis, Paul

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Paul Gillis

Professor of practice and co-director of the IMBA program at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, CPA

Travels from Beijing, China

Paul Gillis is a leading expert on accounting and auditing issues in China. As a retired partner at PWC (1976-2004) he teaches accounting, auditing and finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking university since 2007.

He has lectured at the Communist Party School and regularly speaks to investor and corporate groups.

He published in 2014 his book The Big Four and the Development of the Accounting Profession in China (Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought, based on his PhD.

Media have quoted him extensively on the past financial scandals in China, and is a much wanted speaker as more Chinese companies prepare their IPO and the country is opening up its financial industry for foreign participants.

Paul Gillis was independent director at Pansoft Co. Ltd  (2009-2012), a NASDAQ listed Chinese software company. He was chairman of the audit committee, member of compensation and nominating committees, and chairman of Special Committee that took company private in 2012.

Before his current tenure as professor, Paul Gillis worked in Asia for PriceWaterHouseCooper as the Asia Pacific Managing Tax Partner (2000-2003),  and in the China Executive Team (1997-2003).

Paul Gillis — “Does it add up?: The US-China Auditing Dispute”at the USC U.S.-China Institute on July 17, 2013