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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

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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

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

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.

by Tim Finerty

by Bryan Powrozek

The R&D Tax Credit Four-Part Test

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.

by Tim Finerty

by Bryan Powrozek

How to Claim R&D Tax Credits

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.

by Tim Finerty

by Bryan Powrozek

What Expenses Qualify for R&D Tax Credits?

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.

by Tim Finerty

by Bryan Powrozek

Clayton & McKervey Launches The Sound of Automation Podcast

We are excited to announce The Sound of Automation, a monthly podcast series for the Industrial Automation sector.

by Bryan Powrozek

Your Guide to R&D Tax Credits

If you haven’t looked into the R&D tax credit before, there’s a good chance that you’re missing a big opportunity to boost your cash position. Even if they're aware of the credit’s existence, many businesses and their owners mistakenly assume that they aren’t eligible, or haven’t utilized the credit correctly. Here’s a quick business owner’s guide to the R&D tax credit and how it works.

by Tim Finerty

by Bryan Powrozek

Misconceptions About the Research & Experimentation Tax Credit

As companies put more emphasis on Industry 4.0 and business processes become more automated and accessible, the opportunities for Research & Experimentation tax credits increase.

by Tim Finerty

by Bryan Powrozek

PPP Double Jeopardy: Loan Forgiveness and Tax Implications

Learn about the potential tax implications of PPP loan forgiveness and how this impacts companies who claim the R&D tax credit.

by Bryan Powrozek

by Sarah Russell

What Comes After COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses around the world by disrupting supply chains, impacting cash flow and accelerating the pace of digital transformation. Here are some strategies to put businesses in the best future position as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19.

by Tim Finerty

by Bryan Powrozek

Control Design Article: COVID-19 Impacts

Industrial Automation Shareholder Tim Finerty and Manager Bryan Powrozek share some recommendations to put businesses in the best future position as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19.

by Tim Finerty

by Bryan Powrozek

Robot Nation Podcast: Talking Automation with Tim & Bryan

Shareholder Tim Finerty and Manager Bryan Powrozek talk about the latest innovations and cash flow considerations impacting industrial machine builders on a recent episode of the Robot Nation podcast.

by Tim Finerty

by Bryan Powrozek

Be on the Lookout for R&D Tax Credit Changes

As the end of another calendar year approaches many companies are beginning to shift their focus to year-end planning.  As the dust continues to settle on the changes implemented under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) most taxpayers have familiarized themselves with the new tax landscape.

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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