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Dear Accountant

Oct 18, 2021

We have a very special guest today joining us from Rome, Lily Luna!

So often when we think of the United Nation, we think of this international peacekeeping organization who deals with economic and social issues such as human rights, justice and international laws, refugees, famines, wars and other disasters. And you have to be politicians, researchers or scientists to be part of the action to be part of such noble mission!

There are so many unsung heroes in accounting who do incredible work, and yes, many of them work in the UN!!



Lily Luna is a Certified public accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner - I’d describe her as a superwoman and her career definitely is a rollercoaster ride - exciting and exhilarating to say the least - she was able to combine her love for numbers, languages and travel to work and live in so many places over her 2 decades of international career.

Her career began at PwC where she escalated the corporate ladder in the areas of Audit, Mergers and Acquisitions, Due Diligence and IPOs working in the US, France and Italy.  She eventually landed her dream job working for the United Nations as a Finance Officer where she spent 15 years in various locations such as Hungary, Chile and Italy. Her work focuses on working with donor funding and taxpayer’s money, in which she takes pride in making sure she exercises her fiduciary responsibilities to ensure funds are used for the intended purpose and in the most efficient way. One of the things she finds most satisfying is to be able to use her skills to provide support and guidance to resolve complex issues arising from a wide range of financial and accounting matters in 3 UN official languages, as she is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. Aside from that, she’s also passionate about assembling high-performance teams, coaching and inspiring cross-functional, multicultural teams to perform at high standards and with high levels of productivity.


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Cecilia "Cece" Leung is a finance executive and CFO advisor to growing businesses who are ready to scale up financially and get ready for next-level opportunities. Cece is the founding partner of The Entrepreneur CFO, a global professional advisory firm helping growing companies with strategic decision making as they become financially and operationally ready for their next big thing. With fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, paired with two decades of international financial services experience in New York, London, Switzerland, Hong Kong and China, Cece has worked with prominent firms including JP Morgan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young, offering the best in-class solutions to Fortune 500 and growing companies worldwide. Cece is the author of the book Dear Accountant: Stories, Advice and Explorations, which offers up-and-coming professionals valuable insights and perspectives about the many career paths and opportunities under the accounting and finance umbrella.


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