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Established in 2003 in Beijing, specializes in aiding foreign-invested companies and multinationals in China and Southeast Asia, with offices in major hubs across the region.

Professional Financial and Tax Advisory Services for Foreign-Invested Companies in China and SE Asia

S.J. Grand Financial and Tax Advisory is a premier professional services firm specializing in assisting foreign-invested companies and multinationals in China and South-East Asia. Founded in 2003 in Beijing, our firm has expanded to operate a network of offices in key locations across China (including Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong) and South-East Asia’s prominent hubs of foreign investment. Our seasoned professionals bring a wealth of expertise to address the financial, tax, and consultancy needs of companies operating in both regions. Combining personal dedication with technical acumen, our team develops tailored profitability strategies aimed at enhancing performance, creating value, and fostering long-term growth for our clients.

More Than 20 Years of Experience

We deliver value throughout the lifecycle of establishing, maintaining and expanding a business in Asia: set-up and cross-border asset transfer; creating and evaluating the best financial, tax and management structures for your company; mergers, acquisitions, private equity placement and preparing a company for an IPO.

With our hands-on experience of local regulatory frameworks and markets knowledge, we combine the ability, resources and reach of an international firm with responsive, personal attention to each client’s unique business goals.

Our Mission

Our Team is bound by a strong framework of ethical and personal values that are essential for a sustainable relation with our clients, and constitutes the base for our success in the Asian region.

We commit every day to ensure safety and success to your operations in Asia.

Our Values


We deliver independent solutions our clients can rely on, that comply with legal regulations, secure the privacy, respect property rights and increase profitability.


We are proud of our ability to quickly adapt to changing environments and client needs, so we are able to add sustainable value to our clients investments.


S.J. Grands professionals are committed to excellence in their work, whether it is a startup company or a multinational group.


We foster integrated teams of local and foreign experts to combine a fundamental understanding of the Chinese market with international business experience.


We are trying to operate our offices Co2-neutral and support reforestation projects in Fontainebleau France and Hebei province in China. Furthermore, we offer complimentary consulting services to SMEs for financing emission reducing and energy efficiency projects.

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Our team combines personal commitment with technical expertise to offer profitability strategies that are designed for improved performance, value creation and long-term growth.

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Stephane J. Grand


Stephane Grand has over 30 years financial and legal advisory experience on foreign investment in China, specializing in capital structure optimization and management restructuring.

Through the early 1990s, he gained hands-on experience of the PRC legal system as an associate of the Beijing office of law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel and with the World Bank Legal Reform and Private Sector Development Departments. He was a founding partner of US barcode technology firm Scanbuy, a senior consultant with Coltrin and Associates, New York, and with Claydon Gescher Associates, a consulting firm in Beijing specializing in Internet and Telecoms. He went on to head the Chinese practice of RSM International (audit and consulting) and created its tax and management consultancy practices. He founded S.J. Grand Financial and Tax Advisory in 2003. Over two decates he has advised multinationals, governments and the European Commission on business in China.

Stephane is a graduate of HEC Paris (MBA), La Sorbonne (Ph.D. in Chinese contract law) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (MALD), and taught courses on the legal and financial aspects of doing business in China as an adjunct professor at various prestigious universities and business schools, including KU Leuven, ESSEC, and the Graduate School of Business of the University of Illinois. He speaks English, French and Mandarin.

Rico Lu

Head of the Beijing Office

Rico Lu is Senior Manager at S.J. Grand. He is with S.J. Grand for 20 years and has progressed through the ranks to the senior managerial position. A Business English graduate, he then certified as Accountant in the P.R.C. and became member of ACCA. Rico leads the auditing and due diligence operations, he extensively understands the P.R.C.’s finance and tax regulatory landscape. He has a remarkable track record of negotiations with both customs and tax administrations. Rico’s major clients include Thales, Kan-pak (Golden State Food), FLO, KUONI Travel, FM Logistic, VALLOUREC, etc. Rico is native in Mandarin and speaks the English language.

Jenny Chen

Head of Shenzhen Office

As a core member of S.J. Grand Shenzhen, Jenny Chen is leading a team of financial consultants and accountants providing strategic guidance and support to multi-national companies primarily focusing on accounting, tax, and internal controls.

Prior to joining S.J. Grand, Jenny acquired extensive accounting and auditing experience working at a Hong Kong NASDAQ-listed company and a large PRC financial services and wealth management group. Jenny holds bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Shenzhen University and is an PRC Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese and English.

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