Paul Gillis is a Professor of Practice and Co-Director of the IMBA program at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. A leading expert on accounting and auditing issues in China, he frequently is quoted in the international press.

Gillis is a certified public accountant from the United States and, before joining Peking University, was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United States, Singapore, and China. Formerly, he was a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and has testified before the U.S. China Security and Economic Commission. He has resided in Beijing since 1997. The International Financial Law Review named him Market Reformer of the Year in 2012. His first book, The Big Four and the Development of the Accounting Profession In China, was published by Emerald in 2014. He received his Ph.D. from the Macquarie Graduate School of Business.

Last Updated: April 5, 2021



China’s Offshore Leaks: So What?

Paul Gillis & Robert Kapp
Two recent stories by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists detailed China’s elite funneling money out of China to tax havens in the Caribbean. We asked contributors to weigh the impact of the revelations.

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China Versus the SEC

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