Susan Yahong Yi, CPA, ICVS

Yahong Susan Yi is a practicing CPA licensed in the State of Washington. She has 20 years of experience in the areas of accounting, taxes and business valuations. She is the lead partner in servicing Chinese clients of the firm. She is also a International Certified Valuation Specialist(ICVS) and works with clients on business valuation issues for various purposes, such as the buy/sell agreements, divorces, gifting and estate planning, loss of income and dissolution of partnership. She works closely with corporate clients as well as individuals and families to help them with tax issues and general business and tax planning.


Susan is a Chinese native and fluent in spoken and written Chinese language. She is the lead technical translator/reviewer for ICVS credentialing curriculum in Chinese. She participated in the update and revision for IACVS’s English teaching materials of Universal Fundamental and Applications, Case Study and Introduction to Intangible Valuation. She has worked with many Chinese business valuation professionals to introduce the U.S. and international valuation theory and standards to People’s Republic of China and other Asian countries.


Susan began her career as a human resource specialist in Xian, China. She moved to the United States in 1995 and graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana in 1998. While in Montana, she gained valuable business experience by volunteering her services with a taxpayer assistance program and later with the Montana State Legislative Audit Division.



  • International Certified Valuation Specialists – Vice-President of Asian Affairs (2011 – present); Executive Manager (2006-2011)

  • Value Examiner (professional valuation magazine) – Editorial Board Member (2006-2010)

  • Washington Society of Certified Public accountants

  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts



  • Chong Qing Trade Representative Office – Treasurer

  • America-China Exchange Council – Treasurer



Associate Degree in English from Xi’an Foreign Language University
Double Major in Accounting and Finance, Carroll College, Helena, Montana

© 2023 by Knoll & Walters LLP. Proudly created with

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Google+ Social Icon