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.

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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.

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Current Job Openings

  • Client Accounting Services Staff

    Dugan & Lopatka is seeking a Staff Associate to join our Client Accounting Services (CAS) Department located in Warrenville, Illinois. Our clients operate in a variety of industries throughout the Chicagoland area. We are looking for someone to join our team and deliver excellent client service while expanding your career with our growing firm. We offer flexibility to work both in office and remotely as scheduling allows, in a relaxed environment where work life balance is a priority.

    Responsibilities:

    • 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:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • CPA eligible preferred
    • Strong analytical and communication skills
    • Motivated
    • Ability to work in a team environment
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  • Audit Staff

    Dugan & Lopatka is seeking an Audit Staff Associate to join our Audit Practice located in Warrenville, Illinois. Our clients operate in a variety commercial industries and non-profit sectors, throughout the Chicagoland area. We are looking for someone to join our team and deliver excellent client service while expanding your career with our growing firm. We offer the ability to work remotely as client scheduling allows, in a relaxed environment where work life balance is a priority.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepare audit, review and compilation workpapers for corporations and non-profit entities
    • 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
    • CPA eligible preferred
    • Strong analytical and communication skills
    • Motivated
    • Ability to work in a team environment
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  • Tax Manager

    Dugan & Lopatka is seeking a qualified tax manager to work in our Warrenville, Illinois office. You will lead and manage multiple tax engagements for our clients. The ideal candidate will have extensive trust and estate experience. Trust and estate experience is preferred.

    Responsibilities

    • Review federal and state income tax returns for individuals, trusts, estates and exempt organizations
    • Perform tax research
    • Develop and expand client relationships
    • Prepare internal memos and written correspondence
    • Manage multiple client workloads
    • Train and mentor associates

    Qualifications

    • CPA
    • 5+ years of public accounting experience
    • 2+ years of supervisory experience
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
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  • 2022 Winter Intern – Audit, Tax and Client Accounting

    Located in Warrenville, Illinois, with three separate client service teams including Audit, Tax and Client Accounting 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

    We are a top 400 (GS 400) U.S. firm, where you will be part of a motivated team with outstanding opportunities.

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