Rob Dutkiewicz

Rob Dutkiewicz


Rob is recognized by clients, the C&M team and colleagues around the world for his pragmatic and thoughtful leadership.

What is your area of focus?

Clayton & McKervey is devoted to providing proactive and specialized knowledge on the domestic and international tax and accounting issues impacting foreign-owned companies. I’ve made it a priority to understand the needs and priorities of business owners, both in the U.S. and abroad. As such, I work in close collaboration with domestic and European chambers of commerce, business associations, and economic developers dedicated to supporting business growth. These mutually rewarding relationships provide an opportunity to help business owners maximize their goals for expansion and profitability.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 1988

What is the favorite part about your job?

My favorite part of the job is building a team of talented individuals and watching them transform into top-notch consultants and business leaders. It’s rewarding to see the impact they make on the organization and community.


  • Consulting to foreign-owned entities
  • Global tax compliance
  • Tax consulting for closely held businesses
  • Tax planning
  • U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and IFRS for SMEs


  • Master of Science in Taxation, Walsh College
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Oakland University


  • PrimeGlobal, Board Member
  • British American Business Council, Treasurer
  • Society of St. Vincent DePaul of Detroit, Board Member and Secretary
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Past President
  • Italian American Business Council, Board Member
  • Polish Institute of Culture & Research, Board of Trustees

Articles by Rob Dutkiewicz

Planning Can Help Put the Success in Succession

If you are one of the many baby boomers planning to retire in the next few years, you know (or should know) the importance of having a succession plan in place. By preparing now, you can carefully evaluate your options and maximize the value of your business. Here are some basic guidelines to consider along the road to succession.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Creating Meaningful Connections in a Virtual World

When it comes to remote work, old norms are breaking down and it is unlikely that things will ever go back to the way they used to be. The good news is that by addressing culture, communication and compensation in fresh ways, employers are starting to see a new and more durable kind of success in the race for top talent.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Fostering Wellbeing in the Workplace

A culture of trust and open, two-way communication are foundational to social and emotional wellbeing in the workplace. A business that can demonstrate that they consider more than just the basic physical needs of their employees will earn their loyalty, increase retention that reduces costs, and improve employee productivity.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Planning for a Transition

I hope that everyone is enjoying their spring. Though a day this time of the year in Michigan can feel like any one of the four seasons, there is nothing quite like the feel of a pleasant spring day; the colors, smells, and the newness can uplift any spirit, especially after a long winter.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Honoring International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, I’d like to take a moment to recognize the talented women who have helped build our outstanding reputation within the business community – both here and abroad. I am proud that half of Clayton & McKervey’s owners are women.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Leadership Lessons

It seems hard to believe, but it has been four years since we suddenly loss our president, Kevin McKervey.  I am forever grateful for Kevin’s mentoring and preparing me for the leadership position.  However, no matter how well you are coached on the challenges of being the company president, you can only really appreciate and grasp the challenges of the role by actually being in it and living it.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Honored to be Named Best & Brightest

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Clayton & McKervey has been recognized for the 15th year in a row, as one of the Metro Detroit’s 2019 Best & Brightest Companies To Work For.  This is a very special recognition to the shareholders since this recognition is from our staff, and it compares our company and culture to our peers and other companies in our marketplace.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

15 Years on 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For List

Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, announced it has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Economy and the TCJA

The year-end Federal Government economic reports were published recently and the news was promising.   Despite slowdowns elsewhere in the world, turbulent financial markets, and trade disputes with China, the economy continues to grow at a healthy pace.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Real Time Coaching Provides Real Results

We are proud of a great idea that came from managers who drove and implemented a change in our staff performance feedback model.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Our China Practice

I am pleased to share the accomplishments from our China service team, from how they serve our clients to providing up-to-date information on the accounting, tax, and business needs of the China market.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

As We Mark the 2nd Year of Kevin McKervey’s Passing, I Found Myself Reflecting on Our Firm’s Journey…

by Rob Dutkiewicz

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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