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About Us

About Our Firm

Paul, Cox & Todd PLLC is a local Certified Public Accounting firm serving clients in the Winston-Salem area and throughout northwest North Carolina.  

We have been serving individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and local governments with innovative quality professional tax and accounting services since being founded in 1999.   Our services include income tax compliance and planning, accounting and small business services, and compilations and reviews of financial statements.

We enjoy combining our experience working with individuals, small businesses and other organizations with our desire to be responsive to our clients needs and to ensure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve.  Our dedication to providing quality services and our responsiveness has resulted in clients that have remained with the firm for many years.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a hands on approach to understanding our clients needs and goals, and being proactive in developing business and tax strategies to achieve those goals.  This requires both regular communication with clients, and staying up to date on changes to tax and accounting rules and regulations. 

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area.  We believe this to be the result of our responsiveness to our client base.  Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Paul, Cox & Todd PLLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Eric Paul, Member

ebpaul@pctcpa.com 336-794-1211 ext. 102 Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting Concentration
Certified Public Accountant in the states of North Carolina, NC License # 15797, and Ohio

Eric is a founding member of Paul, Cox & Todd PLLC. He has over thirty-five years of experience that include time with large international and regional firms. His areas of concentration include financial statement preparation and business/individual taxation. Eric is a graduate of Ohio State University and is certified to practice in both North Carolina and Ohio. He and his wife Teresa have three children and three grandchildren. Outside the office he enjoys spending time with his family and at the YMCA where he is on the local Board of Directors.

David Todd, Member

dtodd@pctcpa.com 336-794-1211 ext. 101 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting Concentration
Certified Public Accountant, State of North Carolina License # 15136

David has been working with small businesses and their owners in northwest North Carolina for over 35 years. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982. Having worked at a large regional accounting firm for over 15 years, he was a founding member of Paul, Cox & Todd PLLC in 1999. David enjoys a hands-on approach to helping clients with their accounting needs including design and setup of accounting systems, monthly accounting assistance and financial reporting, as well as business and individual tax planning and compliance. David enjoys spending family time at the lake, and serving at his church and at other faith-based non-profit organizations.

Margaret Todd, Member

mtodd@pctcpa.com 336-794-1211 ext. 105 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting Concentration
Certified Public Accountant, State of North Carolina License # 18129

Margaret began her accounting career at a local large regional firm in 1987. She joined Paul, Cox & Todd PLLC in 2005 to work with her husband David who is also a CPA and founding member of the firm. Margaret has a wide range of experience providing accounting and tax services to privately owned companies in manufacturing, construction, healthcare, retail and professional service industries. She enjoys assisting business owners with accounting systems setup, financial reporting as well as tax planning and compliance. Outside of the office Margaret enjoys spending time with her family, watching Carolina basketball and working with the youth and music programs at her church.

Chris Henson, Senior Manager

chenson@pctcpa.com 336-794-1211 ext. 118 University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Master of Science, Accounting; North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Certified Public Accountant, State of North Carolina License # 37207

Chris joined Paul, Cox & Todd PLLC in 2019 after working at a large, regional firm for over nine years. His career has been tax-focused and he has extensive experience in working with privately-held businesses as well as with business owners and their trusts, gifts, and estates. He has worked with businesses in the retail, manufacturing and distribution, real estate, and service industries. Chris strives to be a trusted advisor for his clients by partnering with and helping them meet and exceed their personal and financial goals. In addition to working closely with his clients, Chris has concentrated in complex individual tax situations and issues and has been a firm-wide resource on individual taxation. Outside of work, Chris loves spending time with his family, serving at his church, and playing golf.

Elizabeth Cline, Manager

ecline@pctcpa.com 336-794-1211 ext. 111 Furman University, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting; Clemson University, Master of Professional Accountancy, Tax Concentration
Certified Public Accountant, State of North Carolina License # 38450

Elizabeth has been in the accounting profession since 2005. She graduated from Furman University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, and then earned a Master of Professional Accountancy with a concentration in Taxation from Clemson University in 2005. She worked at Ernst & Young in New Orleans before joining Paul, Cox & Todd PLLC in 2014. Elizabeth enjoys tax compliance for individuals and small businesses and is licensed as a CPA in North Carolina. When she is not in the office, Elizabeth is spending time with her husband, who is a pastor, and their two daughters.

Cole Vaden, Associate

cvaden@pctcpa.com 336-794-1211 ext. 117 University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bachelor of Science in Finance with an Accounting concentration; Gardner-Webb University, Master of Accountancy

Cole has been with Paul, Cox & Todd since January 2018. He is from the small town of Mayodan, North Carolina and he is a huge North Carolina Tar Heel fan. Cole is an active person who likes to kayak and play sports. His favorite sports to play and watch are football, basketball, and golf. He also enjoys hanging out with friends and family and being involved in his local community.

Alice Chambers, Staff Accountant

achambers@pctcpa.com 336-794-1211 ext. 104 University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Bachelor of Science in Education; Forsyth Technical Community College, Associate in Applied Science in Accounting

Alice joined Paul, Cox, & Todd PLLC in 2015 with over 17 years of accounting, audit, and tax experience. She has worked with governmental, privately owned companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Alice enjoys assisting clients with their accounting needs and performing compilations and reviews of financial statements. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and serving at her church and in the community.

Michelle Madern, Staff Accountant

mmadern@pctcpa.com 336-794-1211 ext. 106 Strayer University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Strayer University, Master of Science in Accounting

Michelle has been with Paul Cox & Todd, PLLC since 2009. Her passion is helping small business owners with their bookkeeping, payroll and tax compliance needs. When not in the office, Michelle enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Kathleen Garber, Director of Firm Administration and Human Resources

kgarber@pctcpa.com 336-794-1211 ext. 100 Furman University, Bachelor of Arts in Religion; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity in Christian Education

Kathleen joined the Paul, Cox & Todd team in 2019 after almost six years at Wake Forest University. She has over a decade of office management and administration experience and makes sure that everything in our office runs smoothly and efficiently. Whether she is negotiating vendor contracts, troubleshooting technology issues, or equipping our staff to be more productive, Kathleen strives to best meet the needs of our clients. Kathleen lives in Winston-Salem and enjoys serving at her church and spending time with Nola, her unnecessarily large golden retriever.

Betty Wright, Administrative Staff

ptstaff@pctcpa.com 336-794-1211 ext. 105 University of Virginia, Associate Degree

Betty came to Paul, Cox, & Todd PLLC in 2017. She is a native of Virginia and worked extensively in the banking industry for over 40 years. She has also served as the Minister of Youth at Ardmore Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, NC) and Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church (Bassett, VA). She enjoys going to the beach with her friends and continues to mentor many of her former students.