chris pawling, tax specialst

Christopher Pawling

Tax Specialist


Chris graduated from Onondaga Community College with an associate’s degree in mathematics.  He then attended LeMoyne College and earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  Chris started his career in the pharmaceutical industry doing drug expiration date support for a major pharmaceutical company.  Due to a change in business direction and philosophy on the part of the company, Chris transitioned careers to payroll and finance for Carrols Corporation, processing weekly payrolls for over 35,000 employees.  Chris was promoted to tax specialist after a few years and was responsible for the periodic payroll tax payments, filings, and tax compliance issues.  He then moved to TGCplayer and was responsible for the bi-weekly payroll and the monthly sales tax filings in all 45 states which collect sales tax.  He was then named the Payroll Director for Community Wellness Partners in Clinton, NY.  He comes to Pinnacle Employee Services as our Tax Specialist with over 8+ years of payroll and sales tax filing experience, and is responsible for the periodic payments, filings, and any tax compliance issues for our clients.  Chris lives in Syracuse with his wife, Andrea, and their two dogs Larry and Frankie.  Chris and his wife enjoy traveling and is a die-hard Syracuse Orange and New York Yankee fan.