Experienced / Senior Associate, Tax Department

Grow your career as an Experienced/Senior Associate in Dugan + Lopatka’s growing Tax Department. Located in Chicago’s western suburbs, D+L is an innovative, creative and forward-thinking public accounting firm. As a member of our team, you will learn new skills and work alongside experienced professionals as you provide state-of-the-art services for our clients.

The bottom line? You’ll love working here. Here’s why:

  • Genuine work-life balance: At many accounting firms, work-life balance is a line item that’s quickly forgotten. Not here. At D+L, we offer flex time, family-friendly scheduling, remote work options, and other nontraditional benefits that help our employees prioritize their health and out-of-work life. It’s just one of the reasons we’re able to retain our team members year after year.
  • Continual Training: We believe that learning is a life-long process. As a member of our team, we will continually invest in your education, helping you develop new skills that will help you advance your career and provide the best service for our clients.
  • A Culture that Values What You Value: When we sat down with our team members to write down our core values, we focused on the things that really matter to all of us: Truth With Integrity, Balance of Work & Rest, Stewardship and Worth of the Individual, among others. At D+L, you are more than just a number; you are a valued person with a rich and balanced life both within and beyond the office.
  • An Office that Rocks: Our modern office space features an airy, open-concept and sleek aesthetic with plenty of healthy amenities, including an advanced air-ionization system, fitness facility, coffee bar, and more. Our convenient suburban location is minutes from I-88 with nearby shopping and dining.
  • An Opportunity to Make a Real Difference: At larger accounting firms, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Here, you will have a voice when it comes to your clients and the company at large. We depend on every member of our team to think innovatively and creatively; it’s how we stay ahead of the curve, and it’s one of the things that makes our careers fulfilling and fun.

Your Responsibilities

As an Experienced / Senior Associate, (some of) your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation and review of complex tax returns for corporate and individual clients
  • Business tax planning and research
  • Direct communication with clients


In order to be considered for this position, you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • CPA eligibility (preferred)
  • Minimum of 2 years of tax experience
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Motivation to grow your career and learn new things
  • The ability to thrive in a team environment.

About Our Company

Founded in 1974, Dugan + Lopatka serves clients in a variety of industries throughout Chicagoland. As a full-service Public Accounting Firm, we specialize in middle-market, private companies, and nonprofit organizations.

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