Calvin Choi is an Audit Senior Manager at KPMG’s office in Downtown Detroit. He is very active in the community and a valuable member of the public accounting profession.
Calvin has over nine years of experience in financial statements and federal compliance audits. He has served clients in financial services and industrial manufacturing. His clients have also included many state and local government entities.
Calvin serves on the audit committee for Leader Dogs for the Blind, where he helps to oversee the organization’s annual external audit and its system of internal controls over financial reporting. He supports the organization in their mission to empower people who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doors that may seem to have closed with the loss of sight.
Calvin leads many of the Detroit office’s diversity and inclusion efforts, including the office’s Asian Pacific Islander Network, Michigan Inclusion Council, and Employer of Choice Committee. In these roles, Calvin had been responsible for leading cross-functional teams to develop and deliver programming that improves the satisfaction of our people and engages employees from underrepresented groups.
Calvin is an amazing mentor and friend to all of the people that he works with. He goes above and beyond to develop the next generation of leaders at our firm.
Calvin does all of this while being an amazing father to two young children.
A little bit more about Calvin…
When I reflect on a moment that I am proud of, I think of…
“I think of those around me. Professionally, as I watch my mentees face challenges, grow their strengths, and build their careers, I have great pride in the role I had helping them achieve their goals. That is to say, drawing on my experiences and skills and sharing them in a way that allows other to learn, is very rewarding for me.”
As I continue to grow, I am hopeful for…
“A community that grows with me. As I excel in my career, I want my community around me to grow along too. A rising tide raises all ships. Also, a Lions Super Bowl!“
During my free time, I …
“Like to spend time with my wife, our two kids, and two dogs. I also enjoy all types of water sports, and try to expand my interests through learning how to do home improvement projects around the house. In the fall, you can find me cheering for the Lions!”
If I could give advice to my 20-year-old self, I would say…
“Keep doing what you’re doing. You have a lot of questions and uncertainty, but so does everyone else. You’ve been equipped with the tools that will get you where you want to go.“
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