Public Accounting Report – Trends Impacting the Accounting Industry

Posted by Rob Dutkiewicz on July 24, 2017

Rob Dutkiewicz

As a firm specializing in international, closely held businesses, I am often in conversations with business owners focused on organizational growth. What we’ve observed over the past couple of years, and expect to see more of, is continued consolidation, especially among companies in the automotive industry. This consolidation often includes both acquisition and global expansion. For example, we have seen a notable uptick in the China market in 2017 and expect accelerated growth and continued U.S. investment. A trend impacting the entire industry is in the area of workforce development. In our industry’s search for high-quality talent, CPA …

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2017 Leadership Retreat

Posted by Rob Dutkiewicz on July 21, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to connect with our firm’s entire management group during an off-site event in Traverse City.  The retreat was organized around teambuilding, communication and planning for our future. (Yes, we built in some fun stuff, too!)   Like most firms, we are diligent about connecting as a team periodically to share updates about the business.  This year, however, was the first opportunity for everyone in management to spend three days outside the Clayton & McKervey walls focused exclusively on our culture and strategic planning.  In all, the experience was transformative for me – and survey results from the attendees affirm the positive impact it had on them as well. Here are my top takeaways:

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Dress for Your Day

Posted by Rob Dutkiewicz on June 22, 2017

Like many of us noticing the trends among the Big 4, Clayton & McKervey has introduced a summer dress policy, called “Dress for Your …

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Thoughts on Brexit

Posted by Rob Dutkiewicz on May 17, 2017

In reflecting on the recent political events around the world, and especially in the UK., I can’t help but be optimistic that everything will work …

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Global Cash Flow Importance

Posted by Rob Dutkiewicz on March 17, 2010

For most small business owners, there’s a very fine line between their personal and business financial affairs. That’s because most small businesses are now established …

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