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Southfield, Mich.—January 6, 2020—Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, announces that Howard Mills, CPA, MST, has joined the firm as a principal. The announcement was made by Clayton & McKervey President Rob Dutkiewicz, CPA, MST.  

Mills is a seasoned tax professional who joins the tax department at Clayton & McKervey from a local CPA firm where he was a shareholder and name partner. He spent the majority of his career at Deloitte, where he was a managing director and senior tax professional. Mills brings specialized knowledge to the firm in areas including structuring mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations; partnership and pass through entity taxation; state and local tax planning; research; risk management; and IRS and state tax audit and appeals representation.   

 “We are very pleased to have Howard Mills join Clayton & McKervey as a principal,” Dutkiewicz said.  “His breadth of experience in tax, advisory services, staff development and client relationship building add to our strengths in these areas. His contributions to both clients and staff will have an immediate, positive impact.”  

Mills holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Walsh College. Upon completion of the CPA exam, he received the prestigious Elijah Watts Sells award, a national award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) honoring those who passed the exam in one sitting and achieved among the highest scores in the nation. Mills is a member of the Michigan Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), the AICPA and the Walsh College MST Advisory Committee. 

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