Vice President and Treasurer
Christopher Simmons is vice president and treasurer for Paychex, a role he assumed in August 2022. As a senior finance executive, Simmons oversees the corporate treasury and tax functions for the company with responsibilities for bank and capital markets relationships, corporate liquidity, investment management, tax policy, tax planning, and tax audit and defense.
Simmons joined Paychex in 2014 and has held various leadership roles within the corporate finance department, most recently as senior director of tax and assistant treasurer. He brings extensive experience in leading teams, creating value, and managing risk.
Prior to joining Paychex, Simmons held various senior management positions, including vice president of corporate taxes and director of external tax reporting at Bausch & Lomb. Before joining Bausch & Lomb, he held leadership roles with the tax consulting practice of a global public accounting firm.
Simmons earned a B.S. in accounting from Roberts Wesleyan College, a J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional.