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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

It’s All About the Team

We have all heard the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” This aptly applies to today’s situation and, no, I am not talking about our beloved Detroit Lions! What I am referring to is the alarming lack of qualified employees. I am finding that this relates to just about everyone, everywhere.

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

Building in Uncertain Times

Any organization that is truly serious about growth must first make a serious commitment to consistently recruiting fresh talent into the firm. This holds true even in times of uncertainty, like the current environment we are all in. Organizations may see hiring as an area they can pull back on when times get tough, but it is important to resist this temptation.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Welcome 2021

Happy New year! At the end of most years, I ask myself - where did the year go? But not so this year. The end simply couldn’t come quick enough. 

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Though it has been a year like no other, as I reflect it’s clear that I have much to be grateful for. Each day I get the great pleasure of working with a terrific group of professionals.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Fall Gratitude

I think many Michiganders would agree that there is nothing quite like a pristine fall day in Michigan with changing colors, crisp air, and weekend football games. Well, perhaps football hasn’t been quite the same this year, but then again, many things haven’t been quite what they were in the past.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Labor Day Transitions

As we all know, in Michigan, the summer starts Memorial Day, and ends on Labor Day. Don’t look now, but Labor Day is right around the corner.  As we reflect on the true meaning of Labor Day, I think all workers should be proud of their accomplishments this year.

by Rob Dutkiewicz

Time to Retrench & Recharge

It is hard to believe, but we are four months into the Covid crisis. To me, it feels like four years. Though no one knows when this will pass, it seems safe to say that we are in this for the long haul. What continues to echo in my head is the proverbial statement “the strong shall survive”.

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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