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Southfield, Mich.—April 2, 2019—Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, announced that shareholder Sarah Russell, CPA, will be a presenter at the 2019 Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) Executive Conference.  Now in its 25th year, the conference takes place April 30–May 3 in Asheville, N.C.

Russell’s workshop, May 2 at 1:30 p.m., will focus on “How Tax Reform Impacts Systems Integrators.”  She’ll cover key topics, including:

  • The impact of the pass-through deduction
  • Entity choice evaluation, including how Research & Experimentation Tax Credits impact such decisions
  • Considerations for potential accounting method changes
  • Review of bonus depreciation and Section 179 rules
  • Review of business loss limitations and new net operating loss (NOL) rules
  • Limitations on meals and entertainment deductions
  • High-level overview of international rules
  • Brief overview of individual tax impacts   

At Clayton & McKervey, Russell is a point person for implementing tax strategies to help business owners reduce their tax liabilities and maximize cash flow.  She advises owners and executive teams of both global and domestic companies on tax planning and tax savings strategies and global operational structuring, working in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and system integration. Russell holds a Masters of Business Administration from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Michigan–Dearborn.

About CSIA

Founded in 1994, the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is a not-for-profit, global trade association that seeks to advance the industry of control system integration. Control system integrators use their engineering, technical and business skills to help manufacturers and others automate their industrial equipment and systems. CSIA helps members improve their business skills, provides a forum to share industry expertise, and promotes the benefits of hiring a certified control system integrator. CSIA has over 500 member companies in 40 countries.

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