Paul J. Cruz, CPA - Manager
With over 12 years of experience in the field of public accounting, Paul joined the ELMCO team in April 2020 after moving to The Valley from Minnesota. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Paul served as a member of the State and Local Tax team for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and as a member of the Grant Thornton federal taxation team prior to working in the corporate accounting department for Fortune 100 company CHS, Inc. Immediately prior to moving to Arizona, Paul worked as a tax manager at CarlsonSV, a regional firm in Minnesota/Wisconsin.
Paul specializes in tax preparation for individuals and closely-held businesses, tax research, tax planning, and assistance with State and Local Tax matters. Additionally, he is able to assist with general accounting, bookkeeping, and consultation matters as necessary, and his ability to establish and maintain successful client relationships guides each interaction.
Paul graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in English and later, from the same university, with a degree in accounting.
Outside of the office, Paul is passionate about sports, particularly golf and college football.