Al Pawalek, CPA*
I was born and raised in Weatherford Texas, also known as the cutting horse capital of the world. After graduating high school, I went to Stephen F Austin in deep east Texas (Nacogdoches). After graduating with my BS in Accounting I interned with Deloitte Dallas and enrolled at Texas Christian University (TCU) to receive my Masters in Professional Accounting. Then returned to Dallas to start full time with Deloitte.
While I was with Deloitte, I served a range of industries including real estate investment trusts, consumer products, and the railroad, however, I specialized in upstream Oil and Gas. I enjoyed getting to experience a large variation in terms of clients and the technical accounting or control issues that they presented. After my time with Deloitte, I spend time working for an asset manager/hedge fund where I gained valuable experience by seeing the challenges companies face daily.
At Embark, I’m challenged to bring all my skills to the table with our clients. Whether that be increasing process efficiency, SOX control implementation, and/or GL system implementation. I strive to provide value added results that fit our clients’ needs, providing a positive impact for their business.
Outside of work, I can be very hard to find. I’m almost always outdoors working on one of my many hobbies, rather it be team roping, fishing, TCU/Rangers baseball games, at the gym, or preparing for a trip up into the mountains.