I joined having graduated from Tsinghua University, and then moved to the U.K. firm. I returned to China in September 2006, and I'd like to tell you two things about this return.
Firstly, it was very easy – the HR department saw to that – but wow, how it's changed. When I left Beijing, my home city, we had six Audit departments of about 40 people. Now we have 12 with about 60 people, and we're still busy. It’s the same story in all the other KPMG in China offices – there is huge demand for what we do.
Secondly, what an opportunity. China is adopting a set of standards very close to IFRS. On top of that there are just so many opportunities to learn, gain experience and carve out a great career, especially in IPO projects. The living costs are also very low and let's face it, the food on its own is worth coming back for – especially spicy schezuan.