Bryan Powrozek

Bryan Powrozek

Senior Manager

A CPA and engineer, Bryan leads the firm’s industrial automation group and hosts The Sound of Automation podcast. He’s known for being optimistic & solutions oriented.

What is your area of focus?

I joined Clayton & McKervey after a dozen years working as a mechanical engineer. As a CPA, I have the opportunity to use my background in systems and processes on a regular basis to help growth-driven manufacturing and system integration companies compete in the marketplace.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 2011

What is the favorite part about your job?

I enjoy the ability to help clients maximize their investment in research and development to help drive business expansion.

Specializations

  • Client accounting advisory services
  • Research & Experimentation Tax Credit project management
  • Start-up consulting and registrations
  • Accounting software selection and implementation
  • Financial reporting for privately held businesses
  • Tax and business consulting for privately held businesses
  • Individual US tax consulting

Education

  • Post-Master Certificate in Accounting, Oakland University
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan

Connections

  • Automation Alley
  • Control System Integrators Association
  • Association for Advancing Automation
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Treasurer

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What is your favorite quote?
The difference between a successful person & others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but lack of will

If you had to choose a different job, what would it be?
Chef

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Move someplace warm and on the water

Articles by Bryan Powrozek

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Looking ahead to CSIA 2022

Posted on May 27, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode we talk with Lisa Richter, Director of Industry Outreach and Growth at Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) . Lisa and Bryan look ahead to the CSIA Executive conference taking place in Denver, CO on June 27-30, 2022 and share with listeners what to expect, who will be there, and the discussion panel topics focusing on this years' theme "The Future of Work". 

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: The Future of Work

Posted on May 17, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode we talk about the future of work with Stephanie Murphy, Leadership Strategy Consultant from ADVISA. Stephanie and Bryan discuss what the post-Pandemic workplace looks like and strategies that companies are using to bring their organizations back to pre-Pandemic productivity levels.  It's not a one-size fits all process.

Digital Advisory Services

3 Keys to Building a Data-Driven Culture

Posted on April 19, 2022 by

Elly Mioduszewski
Bryan Powrozek
Building a data-driven culture that can propel your business to the next level of success demands fresh thinking. The entrepreneurial “gut feel” that brought your original idea to life won’t give you the analytical insights you need to stay on a reliable path to growth and profitability. The high-stakes business decisions you’ll be called on to make in the future will depend a lot on the systems choices you make today. Here are three big ideas that can help.

Industrial Automation Companies

Empower Your Business through Automation 

Posted on March 17, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
Elly Mioduszewski
Tracking key performance indicators is an effective way for businesses to reinforce practices that work and filter out those that don’t. It is more important than ever to give a business every chance to succeed, especially as the economic effects of the pandemic linger. Using KPIs, dashboards, forecasting, and analytics can help businesses gain a competitive edge in the market.  

Digital Advisory Services

6 Signs Your ERP isn’t Working Hard Enough

Posted on February 3, 2022 by

Elly Mioduszewski
Bryan Powrozek
Enterprise Resource Planning is an essential software tool for monitoring all kinds of businesses. No matter how advanced an ERP software product might be, the ROI depends on how well it’s implemented, how carefully your team applies its features to the needs of your business, and how many of your core processes are integrated with it.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Future of Work: 2022 Trends

Posted on January 10, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
Is your organization positioned to thrive as the future of work takes shape in the months and years ahead? While some businesses will move ahead with “return to office” plans for 2022, others are taking a serious look at remote and hybrid structures as the “new normal” for their talent base.

Tax & Assurance Guidance

Maximize PPP, ERC, and R&D Benefits

Posted on October 19, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
For businesses and individuals adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, much needed financial relief was provided when the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) was passed last December. The CAA also addresses the interplay for businesses that intend to claim the ERC in addition to the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit.

Industrial Automation Companies

Potential R&D Tax Credit Changes Could Impact Your Business

Posted on September 22, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
If the R&D tax credit is important to your company, you’re going to want to watch upcoming legislative activity very closely. The 2017 TCJA contained a provision that eliminates the ability to deduct R&D costs in the current tax year, effective in January 2022. Instead, companies will be required to amortize these costs over 5 to 15 years depending on where they fit in the new filing rules.

Industrial Automation Companies

Efficiency and Lower Costs: Is Industrial Automation the Solution?

Posted on June 16, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
Companies not only gain value through a workforce made more resilient by automation, but in the U.S. they are also eligible for the R&D tax credit, a generous part of the tax code that eases the costs of innovation.

Industrial Automation Companies, Tax & Assurance Guidance

The R&D Tax Credit: 280(c) Elections

Posted on March 18, 2021 by

Tim Finerty
Bryan Powrozek
In this sixth installment in our series on R&D tax credits, we take a closer look at 280(c) elections and summarize the potential tax benefits for qualifying business owners.

General, Industrial Automation Companies, Tax & Assurance Guidance

The R&D Tax Credit Four-Part Test

Posted on March 11, 2021 by

Tim Finerty
Bryan Powrozek
In this installment of our R&D tax credit series, we’ll take a closer look at the R&D tax credit four-part eligibility test. It turns out that the qualification bar is often lower than many business owners believe.

General, Industrial Automation Companies, Tax & Assurance Guidance

How to Claim R&D Tax Credits

Posted on March 4, 2021 by

Tim Finerty
Bryan Powrozek
One of the most persistent myths about the R&D tax credit is that the claim process is too complex to be worth it. While it does require extra supporting documentation, the backup you need can most often be found in routine business records you already keep. Let's take a look at how to claim the R&D credit.

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The Sound of Automation Podcast

The Sound of Automation Podcast

Industrial automation businesses are the driving force behind Industry 4.0, and Clayton & McKervey is here to help.

Insights & Perspectives

The Sound of Automation: Looking ahead to CSIA 2022

In this episode we talk with Lisa Richter, Director of Industry Outreach and Growth at Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) . Lisa and Bryan look ahead to the CSIA Executive conference taking place in Denver, CO on June 27-30, 2022 and share with listeners what to expect, who will be there, and the discussion panel topics focusing on this years’ theme “The Future of Work”. 

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The Sound of Automation Podcast

Industrial automation businesses are the driving force behind Industry 4.0, and Clayton & McKervey is here to help.

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