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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

Bryan 360°

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: 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.

Industrial Automation Companies

Efficiency and Lower Costs: Is 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

The Sound of Automation: Industry 4.0 Impacts

Posted on May 19, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
On this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, Tom Kelly of Automation Alley joins us to discuss industry 4.0 and its impact on small and medium-sized businesses. Learn how companies can navigate this fourth industrial revolution.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: The Role of Private Equity

Posted on May 5, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
Listen to the most recent edition of The Sound of Automation podcast and learn about the role of private equity in growing and transitioning your business.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Start Planning Now

Posted on April 21, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
Today we sit down with Tax Manager Ruben Ramirez to share some considerations and tax implications for buying or selling a business. Listen in and learn why it's never too early to start preparing for a transaction.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Succession Planning

Posted on April 7, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, Frank Lashier III, COO of Dominion Technologies Group, Inc. joins us to talk about the challenges of transitioning a business within a family.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: KPIs to Track

Posted on March 24, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
Listen to this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast and learn what KPIs to track and how they can help your business succeed.

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.

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.

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.

Industrial Automation Companies, Tax & Assurance Guidance

What Expenses Qualify for R&D Tax Credits?

Posted on February 18, 2021 by

Tim Finerty
Bryan Powrozek
The R&D tax credit is one of the most overlooked opportunities to boost your bottom line. Many business owners fail to claim it under the mistaken belief that they’re not eligible. Let's review the types of expenses that qualify for an R&D tax credit.

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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