Clayton & McKervey shareholder named vice chair of Automation Alley’s International Business Services Advisory Council

Clayton & McKervey, an international certified public accounting and business advisory firm located in metro Detroit, announces that Shareholder Tim Finerty has been appointed vice chair of Automation Alley’s International Business Services Advisory Council.

Long active in Automation Alley’s international initiatives, including annual trade missions to Mexico, Finerty was selected as vice chair for his ongoing contributions to Automation Alley and his keen insights on global business issues. He is the practice leader for the Systems Integrators practice at Clayton & McKervey with specialization in Mexican and Latin American tax and accounting issues, including entity structure, IC-DISC analysis, Research & Experimentation tax credits, lean accounting, and improved systems and controls. He also advises small and midsized growth-driven businesses on achieving their global expansion plans.

Finerty is a founding board member of the newest chapter of the United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC), the Great Lakes Chapter, based in Detroit and is also involved with a variety of other professional organizations, including ProMexico & Consul General of Mexico, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Association for Advancing Automation, Robotics Industries Association, National Tooling & Machining Association, Controls Systems Integrators Association, and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Manufacturing Task Force. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.

Since its founding in 1999, Automation Alley has sought to enhance the global competitiveness of small and mid-sized enterprises interested in expanding their markets overseas. In addition, it markets and promotes Southeast Michigan as a high-tech powerhouse and global center of innovation to companies exploring investment opportunities here. The member-driven International Business Services Advisory Council (IBSAC) represents a cross-section of business leaders and economic development experts who are well-versed in identifying trends in international trade and foreign direct investment, while ensuring that the region remains at the forefront of innovation. IBSAC members also share their strategies for success and firsthand insights on how to overcome common hurdles companies may encounter doing business around the world.


About Automation Alley
Automation Alley is Michigan’s leading nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, connecting industry, academia and government to fuel Southeast Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. Automation Alley focuses its efforts on innovation and technology, entrepreneurship, talent development, defense and international business, providing resources, funding and actionable intelligence to help members grow and prosper in the digital age.

About Clayton & McKervey
Clayton & McKervey is a full-service CPA firm helping middle-market entrepreneurial companies compete in the global marketplace. The firm is headquartered in metro Detroit and services clients throughout the world. To learn more, visit claytonmckervey.com.

 

Carlos Calderon rejoins Clayton McKervey as Manager of Mexico Consulting Practice

Clayton & McKervey, an international certified public accounting and business advisory firm located in metro Detroit, announced that Carlos Calderon has rejoined the firm as a manager in the Small to Mid-Sized Entities (SME) department to manage the firm’s Mexico consulting practice. Additionally, Calderon will help expand the newest chapter of the United-States Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC), the Detroit-based Great Lakes Chapter. Clayton & McKervey played an instrumental role in the chapter’s re-establishment in 2017.

Fluent in Spanish, Calderon specializes in Mexican taxation and international commerce and its impact on U.S. holdings. He consults on a variety of transactions relating to start-up enterprises in Latin America and has also advised foreign-owned entities whose parent companies are based in France, Germany, Luxembourg and the United States. He was employed by Clayton & McKervey from 2013-2015.

“Carlos’ leadership and professionalism combined with his global outlook and international accounting experience are important assets to the firm and our clients,” said Clayton & McKervey President Robert Dutkiewicz. “We welcome him back and look forward to his continued contributions at the firm and in the business community.”

Calderon received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico. He has written and presented on a variety of financial and accounting topics concerning Mexico, including tax reform, differences in financial reporting frameworks, and doing business as an independent contractor.

Calderon is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, APROMEX (Association of Mexican Professionals in Michigan), and Global Network of Mexican Professionals. Calderon was also the Director of Logistics of ICPNL (Institute of Public Accountants of Nuevo Leon).


About Clayton & McKervey
Clayton & McKervey is a full-service CPA firm helping middle-market entrepreneurial companies compete in the global marketplace. The firm is headquartered in metro Detroit and services clients throughout the world. To learn more, visit claytonmckervey.com.