Episode 156: Cecilia “Cece” Leung | CFO Advisor, Financial Planning & Tax Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Podcast Host

Jun 06, 2022

Remarkable Quote:

Think about how many times you can help people and how many you can help.”


Guest Bio:

Cece Leung is a seasoned finance executive and the founding partner of The Entrepreneur CFO, a women-owned business and a professional global advisory firm in New York City. Cece was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to Canada at age 16. With fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, she has worked with prominent firms including JP Morgan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young across Asia, the US, Canada, and Europe, offering best-in-class solutions to startup and public companies to scale and grow.


She is also the best-selling published author of Dear Accountant: Stories, Advice, and Explorations, sharing her career journey and mentorship advice along with 19 extraordinary leaders. The book is a celebration of diversity in accounting and finance - it has become a valuable resource not only for those who seek career guidance and advice but for anyone who works with accountants to get a much better understanding and appreciation of the wide variety of work that accountants do.


She has been featured in media outlets such as Good Day New York, Pix 11 News, CPA Journal, Accounting Today, Amplify DEI, Quicken, and Money Girl. Cece also hosts her weekly podcast, Dear Accountant, covering all the many cool things in accounting (technical topics and trends), as well as bringing in industry experts and influential leaders to share their journey, insights, and perspectives.


Cece is a graduate of Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto. When she's not in the boardroom or on the microphone, she can be found hiking or volunteering to teach English or financial literacy programs in underserved community groups.


Learn more about Cece at CeceLeung.com. Connect with her on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].



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