Paul Desmarais, CPA
As Vice President, Taxation, for EMCOR Group, Paul is responsible for overseeing all of the Tax Department’s areas and functions, including federal and state corporate income tax, indirect taxes, and the tax provision process.
Additionally, Paul develops the company’s domestic and international tax-planning strategies and advises on tax issues related to EMCOR’s acquisitions and divestitures.
Paul also plays an integral role by interfacing with management and third-party advisors to identify efficiency opportunities and resolve technical issues. Finally, Paul oversees all IRS and state corporate income tax audits.
Before joining EMCOR, Paul held the position of Tax Supervisor with Coopers and Lybrand, a firm that eventually merged with Price Waterhouse and now makes up one of the Big Four auditors.
While he was there, Paul was responsible for federal, international, and state tax planning and compliance.