“I love to help others learn accounting, in a way that makes sense. I embody my practical experience into my questions, which provides an interesting yet challenging means of learning the technical concepts.”

- Erin Rao, CA, founder of Quality Questions

Erin Rao is the founder of Quality Questions. She is the chief editor and author of many of the questions and related solutions. Erin is a Chartered Accountant (Canada) with over fourteen years of professional experience and over nine years of experience working with International Financial Reporting Standards. She has worked both in Canada and internationally in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Erin teaches full-day IFRS courses to professional accountants on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC). She also works as an independent consultant, helping companies with the adoption of IFRS and developing IFRS courses for organizations. Erin has taught, developed and written technical accounting and finance material for the C.A. School of Business (Vancouver, British Columbia). She has also taught at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business in Vancouver, Canada. In 2010, she taught a full-day IFRS financial statement presentation and accounting policies course to accounting and business educators at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Prior to this, Erin was a Vice President at the International Headquarters of ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam where she was a project manager on a global team responsible for implementing IFRS. As part of that project, Erin led two financial system conversions, developed training material, and taught finance and operations staff worldwide about IFRS. In the past, Erin has also held a senior financial role at a telecommunications company where she was involved with an initial public offering and high-yield debt offerings, and established and managed the company’s financial reporting department based on U.S. GAAP.

Erin’s initial accounting training was at KPMG Chartered Accountants based in Vancouver, Canada. She attended the University of British Columbia (Canada), majoring in accounting, and received the Dorothy Anne Dilworth award for the most outstanding woman Commerce graduate.

January 2012