Assurance & Attestation Services


Manufacturing & Distribution


Lelu Zhao

Senior Manager and Asian Business Development Specialist

Professional Overview

Lelu Zhao has been with Elliott Davis as a Senior Auditor since August 2018 and was promoted to Manager in October 2020. Lelu brings over six years of public accounting experience, and as an audit Senior Manager, Lelu performs financial audit and review engagements for governments, non‐for‐profit organizations and manufacturing & distributions companies. Lelu is also specialized in audits of employee benefit plans and single audit. With a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nottingham, half year exchange program at the University of British Columbia, internship experience in KPMG China and full time audit experience in the US for more than five years, Lelu acquired a deep understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Lelu’s IFRS knowledge has been employed to serve United States based subsidiaries of foreign companies. Lelu is proficient in Mandarin.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hon), Finance, Accounting and Management, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
  • Exchange, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Master of Accounting, College of William and Mary

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants