GHJ NextGen Leader Named “Young Accountant of the Year” at International Accounting Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 30, 2023) – GHJ, a national advisory and accounting firm, is proud to announce that GHJ Senior Manager Christina Fung was named Young Accountant of the Year at the International Accounting Forum and Awards in London. Additionally, HLB, the global advisory and accounting network that GHJ is part of, was a finalist for Network of the Year.

“Christina is an emerging leader in the Forensic Practice, and she is so deserving of this award,” said GHJ Forensic Services Practice Leader Peter Brown. “She is an accomplished forensic accountant and a dynamic leader. We are excited to see what she does next.”

As part of GHJ’s Forensic Services Practice, Christina conducts investigations and complex studies on behalf of her clients, supporting them through any issues that may threaten their business. She specifically assists with litigation support and forensic and fraud investigations.

In addition to her work with clients, Christina leads important discussions in the Firm as a co-chair of GHJ’s women’s Empowerment Cohort. This group teaches team members of all backgrounds to better support each other and build allyship in the accounting industry.

“Christina has impressed our leadership team through her work in GHJ’s Forensic Services Practice and in her role as a co-chair of GHJ’s Women’s Empowerment Cohort,” said GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry. “We are proud of leaders like Christina who continue to usher GHJ into its next generation.”

HLB was also honored at the International Accounting Forum and Awards, being shortlisted for Digital Innovation of the Year and Network of the Year, which they previously won in 2022 and 2020.


Christina Fung, CPA, ABV, CFE, is a member of GHJ’s Forensic Services Practice. She assists with litigation support, forensic and fraud investigations and supports clients with issues that may threaten their business. She has become an influential voice at GHJ and a well-respected emerging leader, receiving two promotions in her three years at the firm and helping develop and nurture a strong team under her guidance.

Christina leads important discussions as a co-leader of GHJ’s Women’s Empowerment Cohort about how team members of all backgrounds can better support each other and build allyship in the accounting industry. As a co-leader, she drives the cohort’s programming, which can include guest speakers, group activities and external events.

As part of GHJ’s Forensic Services Practice, Christina conducts investigations and complex studies on behalf of clients. Her experience includes numerous complex issues including post-acquisition disputes, business valuations and lost profit calculations. This work spans many industries including technology, entertainment, real estate, healthcare and gaming. Passionate about leading others to excel, Christina works closely with the rest of the Forensic Services Team to guide them through projects and offer essential oversight.

In 2021, Christina volunteered as a professional mentor for Braven, an organization that provides one-on-one coaching and mentoring with low-income first-generation college students. Christina served as a mentor through one 12-week term, meeting with her mentee weekly to navigate the job search and application process.

At GHJ, Christina serves as an accountant, manager and mentor. Her hard work has made a difference in the lives of her clients, team members and colleagues in other departments. In three short years at the Firm, she has made significant contributions to raising GHJ’s high level of service and deepening its culture.

About GHJ

GHJ is a national advisory and accounting firm with employees in more than 25 states and clients around the world. Our team of experts meet clients where they are and provide personalized service for nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as a Top-100 Firm, 7th Fastest-Growing Firm and Top Regional Leader in the West by Accounting Today, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms around the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 157 countries across the globe. GHJ has 21 partners and more than 200 staff members, who serve thousands of clients. The Firm is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).