Partners Profile

Songlin (Charles) Yi, CPA, MBA

Mr. Yi is a co-founder of YSL & Associates in 2004. Mr. Yi started his career with Deloitte & Touche, CPAs as a tax professional specialized on international taxation, mainly providing tax services for fortune 500 corporations. After departing from D&T, he joined PKF and Marks Paneth & Shron, CPAs, providing tax consulting, tax research and tax planning services for large real estate, manufacturing, venture capital and professional groups (such as doctors and architects) as well as high net worth individuals. He has over 16 years of tax experience in public accounting.

His areas of expertise are international tax, forensic accounting and auditing (based on PCAOB or GAAP Standard). He assists foreign clients conducting business and investing in the United States as well as US firms complying with complicated tax laws when doing business in foreign countries. His comprehensive knowledge of U.S. tax laws and Income Tax Treaties with foreign countries ensures that foreign investors operate in the U.S. in a tax efficient manner.

Mr. Yi has also written various forensic accounting reports and testified as Expert Witness at United States Courts on various accounting and tax matters including shareholder disputes, and matrimonial and fraud investigations. His forensic experiences provide vaulable contributions to the firms audit in the areas such as fraud risk identification, business valuation and compliance with SEC and PCAOB rules.

Mr. Yi is a licensed CPA with State of New York (License # 099947) and New Jersey (License # 20CC2902200) and a certified QB Pro Advisor.

Ping (Susan) Li, CPA, MBA

Mrs. Li is a co-founder of YSL & Associates in 2004. She worked for a Manhattan based certified public accounting firm - Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP before she joined YSL & Associates. She also worked as an assistant controller for a large private investment firm – Chazen Capital LLC. She has total of more than 15 years of experience in the accounting and auditing profession.

Her areas of expertise are accounting and auditing for real estate, manufacturing, hedge funds, and professional services (physician and dental offices). She has also provided consulting services, such as assisting clients on implementing internal controls, budgeting, as well as assisting business and individual clients with cash flow analysis, income projection and financial planning. She also provided auditing services for SEC regulated clients (such as Broker Dealers) and performed a leadership role on registration with PCAOB and compliance with its audit standards.

She has trained and supervised audit staff; prepared and reviewed financial statements, including consolidations, ascertaining compliance with generally accepted accounting principles or the income tax basis of accounting; and has reviewed and evaluated internal controls.

Mrs. Li is a licensed CPA with State of New York (License # 093064) and New Jersey (License # 20CC03082800).