Charles J. Pavlik
Chuck joined Vrakas CPAs + Advisors in 2011. As shareholder in the firm’s tax department, he provides tax consulting and compliance services to the firm’s clients. Along with working with owners of closely-held businesses in the manufacturing, construction, retail and wholesale industries, Chuck has significant expertise with credits and incentives and other tax planning ideas. His extensive experience includes federal and state R&D tax credits, tax depreciation and cost segregation, accounting methods, and state and local tax issues.
Chuck began his accounting career with Pricewaterhouse LLP in 1995, where he was promoted from tax staff accountant to tax director. In 2009, he became a partner with Clifton Gunderson, LLP heading up their federal tax consulting services practice in Oakbrook, Illinois. Chuck attributes his success to a strong work ethic. He enjoys the challenge of minimizing his client’s tax liabilities. By partnering with his clients, Chuck takes the time to learn their business goals and objectives, allowing him to apply his knowledge to any recent tax law changes.
Outside of the office, Chuck shares his professional experience with young business students at local universities. For the past five years, he has participated in the Multicultural Mentoring Program at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Marquette University School of Business Mentoring program. Growing up in Janesville, Chuck moved to the Milwaukee area after college graduation. He currently resides in the town of Delafield with his wife and two children and enjoys playing golf and attending his children’s events when away from the office.