Yanli Xu
Yanli Xu
Yanli Xu
Senior Accountant

Yanli specializes in small business accounting, individual and business tax return preparation, and business consulting.

Prior to joining the HeimLantz team, Yanli spent over eight years as a senior staff accountant in various industries with Accounting Solutions Network PLC. She worked with small- to mid-sized companies and organizations in a variety of service-related industries, including IT consulting, business consulting, pest control, cleaning services, restaurants, and non-profits.

Raised in Hubei, China, Yanli moved to the United States in 2006, living in Canyon, Texas while earning her master’s degree. She spent 11 years in northern Virginia where she started her accounting career. She currently resides with her husband and their two sons in Rocklin, California. When away from office, Yanli enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, cooking, and volunteering at her church.

Getting to know Yanli

My favorite holiday and why:
My favorite holiday is Christmas because it has a real meaning about celebrating and honoring the sacred birth of Jesus Christ. Also, everyone is jolly and happy. The giving mood is increased and being friendly becomes the norm.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I would love to be a hairdresser. I have over 10 years’ experience of cutting my husband’s and sons’ hair.



  • West Texas A&M University (WTAMU)
    • Master of Science in Finance and Economics
  • Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
    • Bachelor of Law Degree


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • WTAMU Alumni Association