Meet our Guangzhou chapter members: Kanglan Cheng

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A Q&A with Kanglan Cheng, board member, CPA Canada Guangzhou chapter

Fast facts

  • academic background: accounting degree, Jinan University (2007, PRC)
  • professional qualification: CPA, CGA (2011, PRC), CICPA, ACCA
  • first accounting-related job: auditing at PwC
  • hobbies: sports (basketball), music, outdoors
  • favourite book: The Little Prince

What is your current position?

I hold the position of risk management manager at Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd in the internal audit department. I have held this position for five years.

What is the best part of your job? What are you most proud of?

Due to the diversity and complexity of Tencent’s business and products, we have to keep studying and investigating the business, products and related audit skills before making judgments and providing professional internal control suggestions to management. It’s wonderful to consistently learn more, do more and gain more.

What advice would you give someone entering the profession today?

Learn more about the business and products of your company before providing suggestions.