Clayton & McKervey Names Julie Killian, CPA, a Shareholder
Julie Killian, CPA, has been named a shareholder effective July 1 at Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping closely held businesses compete in the global marketplace. The announcement was made by Clayton & McKervey President Rob Dutkiewicz, CPA.
Killian joined Clayton & McKervey in 2012 as a Principal in the assurance department. She was named Director of Assurance in 2016. As a shareholder, she will continue to lead the firm’s audit practice. Working with owners, CFOs and controllers of closely held companies with operations in the United States, as well as international companies in Europe, Asia and Mexico, Killian is focused on the technical and compliance aspects of reporting, including audits and reviews of corporate financial statements and audits of employee benefit plans. She also offers assurance services such as review of internal controls and performance reporting. Additional areas of expertise include U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), AICPA Financial Reporting Framework for Small and Mid-sized Entities (FRF-SME) and the updated revenue recognition standard released by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in 2015.
“I speak on behalf of all of our shareholders in welcoming Julie to partnership,” Dutkiewicz said. “Her guidance and oversight in the assurance area, as well as her mentorship of our staff and client-driven focus, represent significant contributions to the firm overall.”
With the addition of Killian as the tenth shareholder, Clayton & McKervey’s percentage of women shareholders is now 50%. Long a leader in creating meaningful career opportunities for women, the firm founded its Women’s Network in 2016 to reinforce and build upon its already high percentage of women shareholders and principals. This is in contrast to most professional firms, who create women’s leadership-focused groups because of a dearth of women in firm leadership roles.
Prior to joining Clayton & McKervey, Killian worked as a senior manager of audit and assurance for MRPR Group in Southfield, Michigan and as controller for Colliers International in Bingham Farms, Michigan. She began her public accounting career as an auditor in the Detroit office of Ernst & Young (EY).
Killian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University and IFRS certification from the American Institute of Public Accountants. She is active in other civic and professional groups, including the French American Chamber of Commerce, the German American Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) Employee Benefits Task Force and the MICPA Audit Committee.