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Mission statement

Our mission is two-fold. Every day, we strive to improve our clients’ businesses by serving as their trusted advisors. What matters to them, matters to us. At the same time, we are equally focused on supporting our team members as we grow our careers and enjoy balanced lives.

non-traditional benefits

True Work-Life Balance

Family Friendly

Our work is important, but our families come first. As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to take the time you need to be with your family.

Flex Time

We take a practical approach to work hours. Here, you’ll largely be able to create your own schedule, as long as you meet established goals.

Training

Having an informed team with an up-to-date skillset is critical to delivering exceptional service. That’s why, as an employee, we will continually invest in your education. It’s good for your career, our clients, and our company.

our values

Every decision we make is shaped by our values.

At Dugan + Lopatka, our culture is founded by a set of values shared by our employees and management. These include Truth With Integrity, Balance of Work & Rest, Stewardship, and Worth of the Individual, among others. These core tenets are critical to the way we do business and how we interact with our fellow team members every day.


Our Benefits

What We Offer Our Employees

  • Medical & Dental Insurance

    Dugan & Lopatka maintains a group comprehensive major medical insurance and dental plan for employees working 30 hours or more per week.

  • Life Insurance

    The firm maintains a group term life insurance plan for employees working 24 hours or more per week of which the premium is paid by the firm.

  • Disability Insurance

    The firm maintains a long term group disability income insurance plan for employees, paid by the firm.

  • 401(k)

    Dugan & Lopatka offers a 401(k) plan with an employer contribution. There is no wait period to participate.

  • Cafeteria Plan

    The firm maintains for employees a cafeteria plan or flexible benefits plan, which includes a pre-tax insurance plan, a medical expense reimbursement plan, a dependent care assistance plan and a disability insurance reimbursement plan.

  • Vacation, Personal and Sick Days

    Dugan & Lopatka offers vacation, personal and sick days.

careers

Current Job Openings

  • Experienced Tax Director

    Job Overview

    Innovative accounting firm Dugan + Lopatka CPAs is seeking an experienced Tax Director. In this client-facing leadership role, the Tax Director will manage client relationships, oversee business development, mentor staff, and leverage foundational tax knowledge to help businesses minimize their tax burden and effectively communicate strategies.

    The ideal candidate is both an experienced CPA and a passionate leader, as well as a “people-person” who can connect with clients and staff. As a leadership position, the Tax Director may have future ownership opportunities.

    Responsibilities

    • Engage with a wide variety of clients to grow relationships and develop effective tax strategies.
    • Counsel, coach and mentor staff while also fostering work-life balance and a healthy, inclusive company culture.
    • Develop the Dugan + Lopatka business. Actively participate in the growth of our firm, collaborating with leadership to develop and execute business growth strategies; identifying opportunities for improved efficiency; targeting and building relationships with prospects; bringing forward innovative ideas to expand and enrich our offerings; and ensuring that D+L remains at the cutting edge of the industry.
    • Work with a diverse team of CPAs to advise clients on tax planning, consulting, and compliance. Formulate and deliver innovative tax-planning and savings strategies, while helping clients navigate complex business situations.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (required)
    • Master’s degree (preferred)
    • CPA
    • 10+ years of public accounting experience, with significant work experience in tax planning and compliance
    • Exceptional leadership and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to motivate staff and manage client relationships
    • Excellent organization, analytic, research, and critical-thinking skills
    • Passionate about fostering a healthy, inclusive culture where a diverse team of professionals can thrive
    • Driven to identify new opportunities, pursue leads, cultivate client relationships, plan for the future, and grow the D+L business

    About Our Firm

    Founded in 1974, Dugan + Lopatka CPAs is a full-service accounting firm located in the western Chicago suburb of Warrenville. We specialize in middle-market private companies and larger nonprofit organizations, serving clients across a variety of industries.

    As a full-service CPA firm, we provide a wide range of accounting solutions, from tax compliance and planning to auditing, M&A, outsourced accounting, specialized services, and more. Our team is a diverse group of CPAs, bringing together decades of experience and specialized expertise in key industries. Together, we help clients navigate complex challenges, make data-driven decisions with confidence, and accomplish their business goals.

    At D+L, we believe that the success of any organization ultimately comes down to people and relationships. For our clients, we not only deliver exceptional accounting services; we build relationships founded on integrity, trust, and understanding. Within our own firm, we foster an inclusive, healthy working environment where a diverse team can thrive.

    That’s D+L. That’s Accounting for What Matters.

    Why Join D+L?

    • Opportunities for Growth and Advancement: As the Tax Director at D+L, you will have numerous opportunities to grow your skillset, cultivate relationships, and challenge yourself with new experiences. As a leadership position, there is also the potential for ownership.
    • A Culture that Values What You Value: Our core values are centered on the things that matter most to our team: Truth with Integrity, Balance of Work and Rest, Stewardship, and Worth of the Individual. Every day, we strive to incorporate these values into our policies and company culture.
    • Genuine work-life balance: 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.
    • A Smart Workplace: Located in Warrenville, our modern office space features an airy, open-concept design with natural light and numerous amenities, including an advanced air-ionization system, a fitness facility, a coffee bar, and more. Our convenient suburban location is minutes from I-88, making it easy to commute to D+L from anywhere in Chicagoland.
    • Exceptional Benefits: D+L offers a healthy, family-friendly working environment that goes beyond the traditional benefits package you’ll find at most firms. Some of our key benefits include:
      • Flex time, allowing employees significant control over their own schedules
      • Competitive pay and PTO
      • Continued education and training opportunities
      • Medical, dental, life and disabilities insurance
      • 401(k) with an employer contribution and no wait period
      • A family-first culture that encourages team members to prioritize their personal lives
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  • Accounting + Advisory Services Associate

    Innovative accounting firm Dugan + Lopatka CPAs is seeking an Accounting + Advisory Services Associate. In this role, you will work with the Accounting + Advisory Services department to provide business clients with actionable insights into their business operations using timely and reliable data.

    The ideal candidate has current or recent experience working in accounting, and motivation to grow their career and learn new things.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform compilation and review engagements.
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
    • Prepare business tax returns and opportunities to provide tax planning services to business clients.
    • Prepare payroll and sales tax returns.
    • Perform controller responsibilities for business and nonprofit clients as part of our outsourced accounting services. Additional outsourced accounting services to be performed include bill paying, payroll, financial statement preparation, budgeting, grant reporting, review and discuss financials with clients.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (required)
    • CPA eligibility (preferred)
    • 2+ years of current or recent accounting experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks
    • Strong analytical and communication skills
    • Motivation to grow your career and learn new things
    • Ability to thrive in a team environment

    About Our Firm

    Founded in 1974, Dugan + Lopatka CPAs is a full-service accounting firm located in the western Chicago suburb of Warrenville. We specialize in middle-market private companies and larger nonprofit organizations, serving clients across a variety of industries.

    As a full-service CPA firm, we provide a wide range of accounting solutions, from tax compliance and planning to auditing, M&A, outsourced accounting, specialized services, and more. Our team is a diverse group of CPAs, bringing together decades of experience and specialized expertise in key industries. Together, we help clients navigate complex challenges, make data-driven decisions with confidence, and accomplish their business goals.

    At D+L, we believe that the success of any organization ultimately comes down to people and relationships. For our clients, we not only deliver exceptional accounting services; we build relationships founded on integrity, trust, and understanding. Within our own firm, we foster an inclusive, healthy working environment where a diverse team can thrive.

    That’s D+L. That’s Accounting for What Matters.

    Why Join D+L?

    • Opportunities for Growth and Advancement: You will have numerous opportunities to grow your skillset, cultivate relationships, and challenge yourself with new experiences.
    • A Culture that Values What You Value: Our core values are centered on the things that matter most to our team: Truth with Integrity, Balance of Work and Rest, Stewardship, and Worth of the Individual. Every day, we strive to incorporate these values into our policies and company culture.
    • Genuine work-life balance: 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.
    • A Smart Workplace: Located in Warrenville, our modern office space features an airy, open-concept design with natural light and numerous amenities, including an advanced air-ionization system, a fitness facility, a coffee bar, and more. Our convenient suburban location is minutes from I-88, making it easy to commute to D+L from anywhere in Chicagoland.
    • Exceptional Benefits: D+L offers a healthy, family-friendly working environment that goes beyond the traditional benefits package you’ll find at most firms. Some of our key benefits include:
      • Flex time, allowing employees significant control over their own schedules
      • Competitive pay and PTO
      • Continued education and training opportunities
      • Medical, dental, life and disabilities insurance
      • 401(k) with an employer contribution and no wait period
      • A family-first culture that encourages team members to prioritize their personal lives

    To apply, submit your resume to mike.lee@duganlopatka.com.

    apply now
  • Accounting + Advisory Services Associate, Entry-Level

    Innovative accounting firm Dugan + Lopatka CPAs is seeking an Accounting + Advisory Services Associate. In this role, you will work with the Accounting + Advisory Services department to provide business clients with actionable insights into their business operations using timely and reliable data.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform compilation and review engagements.
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
    • Prepare business tax returns and opportunities to provide tax planning services to business clients.
    • Prepare payroll and sales tax returns.
    • Perform outsourced accounting services for business and nonprofit clients, including bill paying, payroll, financial statement preparation, budgeting, grant reporting, review and discuss financials with clients.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (required)
    • CPA eligibility (preferred)
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • Experience using QuickBooks (preferred)
    • Strong analytical and communication skills
    • Motivation to grow your career and learn new things
    • Ability to thrive in a team environment

    About Our Firm

    Founded in 1974, Dugan + Lopatka CPAs is a full-service accounting firm located in the western Chicago suburb of Warrenville. We specialize in middle-market private companies and larger nonprofit organizations, serving clients across a variety of industries.

    As a full-service CPA firm, we provide a wide range of accounting solutions, from tax compliance and planning to auditing, M&A, outsourced accounting, specialized services, and more. Our team is a diverse group of CPAs, bringing together decades of experience and specialized expertise in key industries. Together, we help clients navigate complex challenges, make data-driven decisions with confidence, and accomplish their business goals.

    At D+L, we believe that the success of any organization ultimately comes down to people and relationships. For our clients, we not only deliver exceptional accounting services; we build relationships founded on integrity, trust, and understanding. Within our own firm, we foster an inclusive, healthy working environment where a diverse team can thrive.

    That’s D+L. That’s Accounting for What Matters.

    Why Join D+L?

    • Opportunities for Growth and Advancement: You will have numerous opportunities to grow your skillset, cultivate relationships, and challenge yourself with new experiences.
    • A Culture that Values What You Value: Our core values are centered on the things that matter most to our team: Truth with Integrity, Balance of Work and Rest, Stewardship, and Worth of the Individual. Every day, we strive to incorporate these values into our policies and company culture.
    • Genuine work-life balance: 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.
    • A Smart Workplace: Located in Warrenville, our modern office space features an airy, open-concept design with natural light and numerous amenities, including an advanced air-ionization system, a fitness facility, a coffee bar, and more. Our convenient suburban location is minutes from I-88, making it easy to commute to D+L from anywhere in Chicagoland.
    • Exceptional Benefits: D+L offers a healthy, family-friendly working environment that goes beyond the traditional benefits package you’ll find at most firms. Some of our key benefits include:
      • Flex time, allowing employees significant control over their own schedules
      • Competitive pay and PTO
      • Continued education and training opportunities
      • Medical, dental, life and disabilities insurance
      • 401(k) with an employer contribution and no wait period
      • A family-first culture that encourages team members to prioritize their personal lives

    To apply, submit your resume to mike.lee@duganlopatka.com.

    apply now
  • Audit Associate

    Innovative accounting firm Dugan + Lopatka CPAs is seeking an Audit Associate. In this role, you will work with the Audit Department, conducting a complete range of audit services for our business and nonprofit clients.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepare audit, review, and compilation workpapers for corporations and non-profits
    • Prepare financial statements
    • Perform analytical tests and procedures on attestation engagements
    • Perform inquiries of clients and document accounting systems and procedures

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (required)
    • CPA eligibility (preferred)
    • Strong analytical and communication skills
    • Motivation to grow your career and learn new things
    • Ability to thrive in a team environment

    About Our Firm

    Founded in 1974, Dugan + Lopatka CPAs is a full-service accounting firm located in the western Chicago suburb of Warrenville. We specialize in middle-market private companies and larger nonprofit organizations, serving clients across a variety of industries.

    As a full-service CPA firm, we provide a wide range of accounting solutions, from tax compliance and planning to auditing, M&A, outsourced accounting, specialized services, and more. Our team is a diverse group of CPAs, bringing together decades of experience and specialized expertise in key industries. Together, we help clients navigate complex challenges, make data-driven decisions with confidence, and accomplish their business goals.

    At D+L, we believe that the success of any organization ultimately comes down to people and relationships. For our clients, we not only deliver exceptional accounting services; we build relationships founded on integrity, trust, and understanding. Within our own firm, we foster an inclusive, healthy working environment where a diverse team can thrive.

    That’s D+L. That’s Accounting for What Matters.

    Why Join D+L?

    • Opportunities for Growth and Advancement: You will have numerous opportunities to grow your skillset, cultivate relationships, and challenge yourself with new experiences.
    • A Culture that Values What You Value: Our core values are centered on the things that matter most to our team: Truth with Integrity, Balance of Work and Rest, Stewardship, and Worth of the Individual. Every day, we strive to incorporate these values into our policies and company culture.
    • Genuine work-life balance: 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.
    • A Smart Workplace: Located in Warrenville, our modern office space features an airy, open-concept design with natural light and numerous amenities, including an advanced air-ionization system, a fitness facility, a coffee bar, and more. Our convenient suburban location is minutes from I-88, making it easy to commute to D+L from anywhere in Chicagoland.
    • Exceptional Benefits: D+L offers a healthy, family-friendly working environment that goes beyond the traditional benefits package you’ll find at most firms. Some of our key benefits include:
      • Flex time, allowing employees significant control over their own schedules
      • Competitive pay and PTO
      • Continued education and training opportunities
      • Medical, dental, life and disabilities insurance
      • 401(k) with an employer contribution and no wait period
      • A family-first culture that encourages team members to prioritize their personal lives

    To apply, submit your resume to hugh.elliott@duganlopatka.com

    apply now
  • Seasonal Business Income Tax Preparer

    Dugan + Lopatka is seeking an experienced tax preparer for preparation of partnership and S corporation income tax returns during tax season.

    Located in Chicago’s western suburbs, D+L is an innovative, creative and forward-thinking public accounting firm. Founded in 1974, we serve clients in a variety of industries throughout Chicagoland, specializing in middle-market, private companies, and nonprofit organizations.

    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.

    Qualifications

    To be considered for this position, you must have:

    • Business tax return preparation experience (1065, 1120 and 1120-S)
    • A bachelor’s degree in accounting (preferred)
    • Strong analytical and communication skills

    Additional Details

    • This is a seasonal position beginning in February 2024
    • This position has the option of being 100% remote
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  • Bookkeeper

    Jump-start your career as a Bookkeeper in Dugan + Lopatka’s growing Accounting & Advisory Services Department.

    Located in Chicago’s western suburbs, Dugan + Lopatka 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 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 a Bookkeeper, (some of) your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

    • Bookkeeping duties which include bank rec’s and AJE’s
    • QuickBooks transaction entry and data import
    • Online/manual bill payments and invoicing
    • Process client payroll
    • Prepare and submit quarterly payroll tax returns
    • Prepare and submit sales tax returns

    Qualifications

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

    • At least 1 year experience using QuickBooks Online
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • Strong analytical and communication skills
    • The ability to multi-task

    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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  • Intern – Audit, Tax and Client Accounting

    Located in Warrenville, Illinois, with three separate client service teams including Audit, Tax and Accounting & Advisory Services, we provide internship experience across all three service areas.  We serve local businesses in a variety of industries, including many non-profit clients.  Travel to some local clients may be required.

    Examples of responsibilities include:

    • Become familiar with the firm technology and software
    • Preparation of audit workpapers and analytics
    • Preparation of corporate and non-profit tax returns and related workpapers
    • Preparation of financial statements
    • Preparation of monthly accounting for clients to include:
      • Bank reconciliations
      • Various account reconciliations
      • Fixed asset schedules

    Requirements:

    • Engaged in accounting, or taxation program at a college or university and interest in pursuing CPA certificate
    • An interest in either auditing, taxation or client accounting services
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Detail oriented
    • Open to students that will have either junior or senior status at time of internship

    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.

    apply now