Rob Cheyne

Rob Cheyne

Senior Manager, Advisory & Assurance

Part of the firm's advisory & assurance group, Rob manages financial and operational audits for closely held 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

Inflation’s Impact on Customer Contracts

Is it time to fire some customers? The idea may sound radical, but it’s a timely and insightful take that came up in a recent chat with supply-chain lawyer Dan Sharkey.

by Rob Cheyne

Industry 4.0 Grants for Small Manufacturers

Have you considered implementing Industry 4.0 technologies such as automation at your manufacturing facility? The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is offering funding through its new industry 4.0 grant program for small manufacturers in Michigan. Check out the details and eligibility requirements here.

by Rob Cheyne

Tech Innovations Driving M&D Industry Growth

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.

by Rob Cheyne

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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