Jerry J Yu

Jerry J Yu

Jerry Yu, an employee of KPMG, has an extremely extensive educational and professional background. He grew up in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where his long list of academic achievements begins.

San Jose, California, United States
Member since June 13, 2013
KPMG Senior Associate and tax specialist. Quote_down
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Jerry Yu, Senior Associate, KPMG

  Jerry Yu, an employee of KPMG, has an extremely extensive educational and 

professional background.  He grew up in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where his long  list of academic achievements begins.  There he earned “Outstanding Achievement and Excellence” in all classes. He also placed first in the City Spelling Bee.  After high school, Yu attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he  attained his B.A. in Political Science and graduated with honors and Dean’s List 

recognition. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Yu attended the University 

of Washington’s School of Law.  Yu was very active in Seattle where he participated 

in many academic fraternities and speech/debate tournaments, while gaining 

professional experience at many different firms.  He worked as an associate at three 

different law firms and later began his career in taxation when he volunteered for 

the VITA program as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant with the IRS.

As a Senior Associate at KPMG, Yu works directly with clients to ensure they have 

a successful and pleasant experience with the firm.  He completes tax research on 

complex issues, including reverse like-kind exchanges, liquidating distributions 

of hot assets, sales of non-regulated foreign currencies, and hypothetical tax 

calculations involving stock option planning for clients.   

When he isn’t working, Jerry spends his time working for charitable causes.  He 

volunteers at the Santa Clara Valley Humane Society and the Children’s Discovery 

Museum.  He also works closely with the Tianjin Institute for Rehabilitation of 

Disabled Orphans, where he is the Director and Executive Coordinator of the Charity 

Christmas Concert.  He has also tutored students for the SATs and played the piano 

at assisted-living homes for people with Alzheimer’s.