I joined the U.S. firm in Los Angeles and stayed for six years before moving on to something different in the U.S. I rejoined KPMG in China in 2004 to take up a post in Beijing.
I felt I could really prosper from the move back. Of course I had to readjust to the cultural differences and reintroduce myself to the language, as well as the move back to professional services. But China has moved on a lot, which is what makes it so exciting. And leadership within KPMG has led to me being able to move from Audit to Advisory.
The economy is growing very quickly, as is the variety of work and clients. You can bring a lot of experience having had an international perspective, and been in similar situations but on larger, more complex scales outside of China. I would really encourage people to make the move. It is the right way and time to develop your career, and gain more responsibility in your role. Don't miss the bus.