Wendy Lu, CPA
Director, China Practice
Wendy leads Aprio’s Chinese Practice as a director in the firm with 17 years of public accounting experience, focusing on strategic planning for multi-national companies on domestic and international tax and non-tax issues regarding their inbound and outbound operations. She also specializes in tax incentives, tax research, ASC740 compliance and federal, multi-state and international income tax compliance. She assists clients with analysis of transactional accounting and tax issues in the merger and acquisition due diligence process.
Wendy’s practice concentrates on public, private and foreign-owned companies across various geographies in the fields of manufacturing, wholesale, real estate, software, technology, engineering, pharmaceutical, telecommunication, transportation, e-gaming and other sectors. Her clients have operations in the Greater China Region, Asia, North America, South America and Europe.
Wendy has been advising Chinese clients from startups to exit-stage companies on their cross-border transactions between China and the U.S. for more than 13 years. As a Chinese speaking CPA, Wendy is fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. She specializes in providing strategic planning on business and various tax matters including managing global tax exposure and maximizing tax benefits for Chinese clients investing in the U.S.
Prior to joining Aprio, Wendy worked at a local public accounting firm in Atlanta for six years, serving small to mid-size corporate clients as well as high net worth individuals.
Wendy earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting at Kennesaw State University. Wendy is an active contributor to Aprio newsletters and a frequent speaker in Aprio webinars and training classes.
Wendy has a passion to serve the Chinese community, including serving as a lead in Atlanta Contemporary Chinese Academy (West)’s incentive program. Her professional involvement includes:
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
- National Association of Chinese Americans
- Association of Chinese Professionals