Rob Cheyne

Rob Cheyne


As a trusted & organized manager on the firm’s advisory & assurance team, Rob supports domestic and international manufacturers and distributors. 

What is your area of focus?

I manage financial and operational audits for closely held businesses, including project planning, oversight, execution and reporting.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 2020

What is the favorite part about your job?

My favorite part of the job is going above and beyond compliance work to help clients optimize their business processes.


  • Financial and operational audits and reviews
  • Risk management consulting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) compliance reviews and implementations
  • Business process optimization and continuous improvement


  • Master of Accounting, Oakland University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Oakland University


  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Rob 360°

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be??
A sports analyst.

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Buy a lakefront cabin at Higgins Lake!

What does a perfect day look like to you?
A summer day up north at Higgins Lake, starting with a morning round of golf, mid-day out on the boat playing water games with friends and family, followed by grilling for dinner and a campfire in the evening with acoustic guitar.

Articles by Rob Cheyne

Manufacturers & Distributors

Tech Innovations Driving M&D Industry Growth

Posted on April 19, 2022 by

Rob Cheyne
Technologies like augmented reality (AR) are no longer just for games like Pokémon Go—businesses across almost every industry including manufacturing have found ways to increase their productivity with new technologies such as robotics, AR, virtual reality (VR), data visualization, and remote monitoring. While these kinds of innovations require an initial investment, they unquestionably pay off to increase ROI.

Tax & Assurance Guidance

Expanded ERC Eligibility for Startups

Posted on February 1, 2022 by

Rob Cheyne
For many businesses hit hardest by the pandemic, the ERC was a lifeline for continued operations. Unfortunately, that door slammed shut for most companies looking to take advantage of the credit in Q4 2021. Now only some businesses that previously did not qualify can earn up to $100,000 in the form of a tax refund from the IRS. Is your business one of the lucky ones?

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