Bryan Powrozek

Bryan Powrozek

Senior Manager

As the leader of the firm's industrial automation group and host of The Sound of Automation podcast, Bryan helps owners free up cash flow and scale their businesses.

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: 2022 Tax Outlook

Posted on January 19, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
Listen to this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast to learn about the current tax landscape and status of the Build Back Better Act. Discover how the anticipated tax changes and lack of legislative movement could impact your business.

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.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Data-Driven Cultures

Posted on December 15, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
Listen to this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast for advice on analyzing your existing systems, implementing new processes, and using data to drive efficiencies and growth across your organization.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Year-End Planning Insights

Posted on November 3, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode of The Sound of Automation, we sit down with Shareholder Tim Finerty to discuss important year-end planning insights for business owners. Discover how to navigate the changing marketplace, capitalize on opportunities, and set your business up for success next year.

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

The Sound of Automation: Bringing Joy to the Workplace

Posted on October 13, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
In today’s episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we discuss joy in the workplace with Rich Sheridan of Menlo Innovations. Listen in to learn why culture is such an important piece of attracting and retaining top talent.

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

The Sound of Automation: Strategic Planning

Posted on September 15, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we sit down with Clayton & McKervey Industrial Automation leader Tim Finerty to discuss strategic planning. Learn how to get this process started and how to use your company’s strategic plan to help run your business day-to-day.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Digital Transformation

Posted on August 25, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
Listen to this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast to learn about the benefits, opportunities and impacts of digital transformation. Sam Hoff of Patti Engineering explains how digital transformation is used in his organization.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Build a Winning Team

Posted on August 10, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
Amy Lackie of Diag Partners joins us on this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast to discuss why adaptability, flexibility and culture are such important factors for building a winning team in today's changing environment.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Data Analytics 101

Posted on July 21, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
Listen to this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast to learn about the importance of data analytics and data-based decision making. Discover what trends to look at and how to track against your business goals.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: CSIA Report

Posted on June 16, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, CSIA CEO Jose Rivera shares ways for business owners to increase efficiency, save costs, and stay competitive.

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On August 9, 2022, President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law, providing more than $52 billion for American semiconductor research, development, and production. The CHIPS Act will provide funding over five years to build, expand or modernize domestic facilities and equipment for semiconductor fabrication, assembly, testing, advanced packing or research and development. 

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