Join a team of innovative financial professionals as we solve complex challenges and lead our clients to success. Here, our people enjoy a culture that is flexible, family-friendly and committed to both your career growth and a healthy work-life balance. View job openings.

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

  • 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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  • Audit Senior Associate

    Jump-start your career as a Senior Associate in Dugan + Lopatka’s growing Audit 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 Audit Senior Associate, (some of) your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

    • Provide timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations including coordinating the auditing of all required financial statements, related disclosures, and other client deliverables.
    • Supervise Audit Associates on engagement teams and function as an in-charge facilitating field work by monitoring and reporting regarding productivity and adherence to work plan schedules on each assignment.
    • Assume the primary interface role with some clients and assume responsibility for information flow from the client to the audit team.
    • Identify and communicate accounting and auditing matters to Managers and Partners.
    • Ensure professional development through ongoing education.

    Qualifications

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

    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • Two years of current or recent experience in a public accounting environment, auditing financial statements
    • Previous experience auditing clients in a variety of industries (preferred)
    • Demonstrated experience and ability to lead client engagements
    • 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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  • Accounting + Advisory Services Associate

    Jump-start your career as an Associate 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 an Accounting + Advisory Services Associate, (some of) your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

    • Perform compilation engagements
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
    • Prepare business and individual income tax returns
    • Prepare payroll and sales tax returns
    • Provide outsourced accounting services to business clients

    Qualifications

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

    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • CPA eligibility (preferred)
    • 1-3 years of experience working in public accounting
    • 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.

    apply now
  • 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