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Dave Van Damme

Dave Van Damme

Shareholder, Advisory & Assurance

Leading the firm's advisory & assurance group, Dave supports closely held businesses with audits, financial reporting and fraud analysis.

What is your area of focus?

I work within the advisory & assurance practice, primarily with privately-owned domestic companies or subsidiaries of larger foreign-owned and operated companies throughout Europe and Asia. Working closely with owners, chief financial officers, and plant managers gives me a deep understanding of clients’ business goals so that our firm can provide the right mix of technological and consulting support. I am focused on the fundamental practices and internal controls required to mitigate risk and, as a certified fraud examiner, help clients become better educated on the best practices to help prevent fraud.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 2008

What is the favorite part about your job?

I appreciate the access to the best resources in the industry – the shareholders, managers, seniors and staff that contribute to continuous improvement and development.


  • Audits of closely-held companies
  • Internal control analysis
  • Fraud/data extraction analysis
  • Accounting for construction/contractor inventory
  • Financial statement and agreed upon procedures reporting
  • Financial reporting automation
  • Employee benefit plan audits


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Oakland University


  • Turn Around Management Association
  • Risk Management Association
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Dave 360°

What is your favorite movie line?
Ricky: Why do you want to listen to the TV with the stereo on? Cal: Because I like to party.

If you could learn anything, what would it be?
Sports. Followed by how to speak Spanish & fly a plane

If you had to choose a different job, what would it be?
Fighter jet pilot

Articles by Dave Van Damme

Revenue Recognition: Five-Step Implementation

When recognizing revenue over time, the objective is to do so in a pattern commensurate with the transfer of control to the customer.

by Dave Van Damme

Employee Benefit Plan Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Dave Van Damme

Revenue Recognition: Allocating Transaction Price

by Dave Van Damme

Revenue Recognition: Determining Transaction Price

by Dave Van Damme

Revenue Recognition: Step 2

by Dave Van Damme

Revenue Recognition: Step 1

by Dave Van Damme

Who Needs an Employee Benefit Plan Audit?

by Dave Van Damme

Revenue Recognition Accounting Changes: You Have Options!

by Dave Van Damme

Revenue Recognition Standard: Not Your Typical Accounting Change

The accounting industry identified the need to form a global revenue recognition strategy 15 years ago; announcing the final standard in May 2014.

by Dave Van Damme

Five-Step Revenue Recognition Implementation

by Dave Van Damme

Local Auditors & Parent Company Auditors

by Dave Van Damme

Tips for a Good Year-End Inventory Observation

by Dave Van Damme

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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