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CPA – Partner

Chris is a Partner at McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP.   He joined the firm in 2019.

Chris brings more than 20 years of tax, accounting, compliance and consulting experience to the firm. He provides insights and solutions to his clients, which include a broad base of leading Erie, Pennsylvania, businesses such as manufacturers, restaurants, hotels, retailers and medical groups.

In his technical work with clients, he provides advice and assistance in connection with bookkeeping, tax planning and compliance, management services, business acquisitions and startups and assists clients with federal and state income tax audits, if necessary.

Chris also has assisted clients with cost segregation studies, creating IC-DISCs and other planning opportunities which have resulted in thousands of dollars in tax savings.

In his role as a trusted advisor, Chris keeps up with all current and pending legislation as well as recent court cases that may benefit the firm’s clients.  As a result of one state sales tax court case, Chris successfully filed a petition for refund with the state of Pennsylvania and obtained a large sales tax refund for a client.

Education

  • Gannon University, Erie, PA
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Professional/Civic Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants