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Southfield, Mich.—Nov. 14, 2019— Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a 2019 Top Workplaces honor by the Detroit Free Press. It is the ninth year Clayton & McKervey has been included on the Detroit Free Press list, which ranks the best places to work in Michigan.  The announcement was made by Clayton & McKervey President Robert Dutkiewicz, CPA. 

“Public accounting is a competitive profession for talent, and our client service efforts depend on enthusiastic and engaged staff who view Clayton & McKervey as an outstanding firm where they can build a long-term career,” Dutkiewicz said. “To be on the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces award nine consecutive years is an excellent barometer of our success, and our retention rates support the award findings.”  

The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC. The survey gathers employee responses and measures related to workplace culture, looking at the following areas: 

  • Alignment – where the company is headed; its values; cooperation
  • Effectiveness – doing things well; sharing different viewpoints; encouraging new ideas
  • Connection – employees feel appreciated; their work is meaningful 
  • My Manager – cares about concerns; helps employees learn and grow
  • Engagement – motivation, retention and recruiting
  • Leadership – confidence in company leaders
  • The Basics – pay, benefits, flexibility, training, expectations

Clayton & McKervey invests in employees before they are managers and turns them into the firm’s leaders of tomorrow through technical and leadership training, off-site learning, daily mentoring and in-house coaching, and community involvement. The firm also emphasizes the importance of making time to have fun and connect outside of working hours to foster visible, deeper levels of engagement with each other and the community.

Clayton & McKervey was honored in the small employer category: 50-149 Michigan employees. To see all Top Workplace rankings, click here

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