David W. Swatosh
Prior to obtaining the job at Rehmann, I worked for a small CPA firm that performed basic accounting, consulting and tax functions. My desires to focus solely on tax lead me to Rehmann where I work in the tax consulting group. The majority of my time is spent assisting companies of all sizes and industries calculate and document the Research and Development Tax Credit incentive. Other specialties that I am involved with are Energy tax incentives and general Federal tax compliance for individuals and businesses. I work directly with Owners, CFO's, Controllers, Tax Directors and Employees to learn about their business and understand the new and improved products that are currently under development.
I came to Rehmann for many reasons including, better opportunities to flourish as a CPA, a great work-life balance so I can spend time with my wife and four kids, but most of all Rehmann is a Michigan company. It was founded in Saginaw, MI in 1941 and has grown all throughout Michigan the "right way," meaning, bigger is not always better. Additionally, as I am finding out the people who work for Rehmann are great all the way from the professional support staff to the Principals.
I chose to focus on taxation because I feel that my consulting can add value to Rehmann's clients by managing their tax attributes and that gives me the satisfaction that I helped the client instead of merely inputting numbers into a form or producing a financial statement. Being an advisor to clients and focusing on client relationships is key to the success of any business.
Eastern Michigan University, MS, Accounting, Ypsilanti, MI
||Plymouth Salem High School, Canton, MI