Eli Pando, CPA
CO-CREATE | CO-DEVELOP | DELIVER
A Houston-based firm of CPAs and professional advisors co-developing solutions with our clients at every stage of the business life cycle.
Eli has extensive experience in international tax for both inbound and outbound taxation. His compliance and consulting projects have included income tax provision work, state income tax compliance projects and tax restructurings across a wide variety of industries, such as manufacturing, mining, professional services and real estate.
He has also spent a large part of his career servicing individuals and family groups with important exposure to individual income tax issues, the use of estate tax planning techniques, family office setups, private foundations, FLPs and different types of compliance projects related to privately held operating businesses located both in the U.S. and abroad.
- Real Estate
- Professional Services
CPA, Certified Public Accountant
Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., Houston, TX
Senior Manager, 2019 – Present
Ernst & Young, Houston, TX
Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC, Houston, TX
RSM McGladrey, Houston, TX
Strickler & Prieto, LLP, El Paso, TX
Johnson Controls, Inc., SSC – Mexico; Glendale, WI
University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), El Paso, TX
Master of Accountancy, 2008
BBA Accounting, 2006
BBA Finance, 2004
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Texas CPA Society Houston Chapter (TXCPA)
- Accelerate Program Graduate – Texas CPA Society Houston Chapter, 2015
- “Proposed regulations under TCJA” - Northwest CPA Business Roundtable Discussion Group, 2017
- “Partnership and S Corp basis” with David Boudreaux, CPA, JD - 26th Annual Tax Expo, 2016
Why did you choose to be a CPA and/or advisor?
I got hooked on tax work from the very start of my career. I like the interaction with clients and solving complex tax problems.
What do you like best about helping clients?
They show their appreciation when you get the job done.
What energizes you about your job?
Change and the constant challenge to stay relevant.
What energizes you about working at PKF Texas?
The systematic approach to problem solving.
Why are you passionate about serving this niche?
It is unique, and the contributions you make have an immediate effect.
Where are you from?
What do you do in your spare time?
Read, travel, play with my kids
What's your favorite season?
What's your favorite sport to follow?
Do you own any pets?
Nope, but will probably adopt one soon.
What kind of music do you like?
Classic Rock, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin or the Rolling Stones
What is your favorite book/author? Or What are you reading right now?
Dante's Divine Comedy
What's your favorite vacation destination?
Who was/is the most influential person in your life?
My parents, sister, wife, kids (hard to pick a particular order)
What is your most prized possession?
What's something cool we don't know about you?
I was an educator for nine years.
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