Paul Cheung

Paul Cheung

Managing Director and National Leader, Employment Tax Services


BDO Chicago Office



Executive Summary

Paul Cheung is a Managing Director in BDO’s Employment Tax practice with over 20 years of experience in employment tax and payroll system implementation, and he leads the national Employment Tax practice at BDO. He has extensive experience in audit defense, penalty resolution, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), tax planning, and employment tax compliance. He has a network of contacts at the various state agencies and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Prior to joining BDO, Paul was the National Leader of the Employment Tax practice at Grant Thornton. He has also worked for Big Four accounting firms and other national tax consulting firms where he provided employment tax services to clients in a variety of industries. In addition, Paul spent two years as a payroll manager for a large media and publishing company and five years in the same position at a national telecommunications company.
His specific experience includes:
  • Assisting clients in identifying employment tax refund and planning opportunities
  • Advising and assisting clients regarding employment tax issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions and restructuring
  • Assisting clients with payroll system implementation
  • Dealing with employment tax issues related to multistate nonresident withholding, executive compensation, and employee fringe benefits

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society
American Payroll Association


B.S., Accounting, University of Illinois at Chicago