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Bryan Powrozek

Bryan Powrozek

Senior Manager, Industrial Automation

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.


  • 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


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


  • 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?

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

Articles by Bryan Powrozek

Empower Your Business Through Automation 

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.  

by Bryan Powrozek

by Elly Mioduszewski

Women In Manufacturing

This episode is our first crossover podcast featuring Meaghan Ziemba who is the host of her own podcast, Mavens of Manufacturing. Meaghan and Bryan’s discussion highlights the stories of women in manufacturing. They touch on topics ranging from gender gap in the field to tips for companies on how to attract female talent and work within their communities to inspire young women to pursue higher education and careers in STEM fields.

by Bryan Powrozek

Business Valuation Basics

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we talk about the basics of business valuations with Jane Tereba of Capital Valuation Group. Learn about the two critical elements of every business valuation and how to proactively manage the value of your business.

by Bryan Powrozek

6 Signs Your ERP isn’t Working Hard Enough

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.

by Elly Mioduszewski

by Bryan Powrozek

2022 Tax Outlook

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.

by Bryan Powrozek

The Future of Work: 2022 Trends

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.

by Bryan Powrozek

Data-Driven Cultures

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.

by Bryan Powrozek

Year-End Planning Insights

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.

by Bryan Powrozek

Maximize PPP, ERC, and R&D Benefits

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.

by Bryan Powrozek

Bringing Joy to the Workplace

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.

by Bryan Powrozek

Potential R&D Tax Credit Changes Could Impact Your Business

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.

by Bryan Powrozek

Podcast: Strategic Planning for Businesses

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.

by Bryan Powrozek

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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