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

  • 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

    Qualifications

    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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  • 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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  • Nonprofit Tax Specialist

    Do you have a passion for working with nonprofit organizations? Dugan + Lopatka is seeking a nonprofit tax specialist to work in our 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 a Nonprofit Tax Specialist, (some of) your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

    • Review of 990 nonprofit tax returns
    • Tax research and planning
    • Direct communication with clients

    Qualifications

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

    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • CPA eligibility (preferred)
    • 3-5 years of tax experience, working with nonprofits (preferred)
    • 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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  • Audit Staff Associate

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

    • 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

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

    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • CPA eligibility (preferred)
    • 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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  • Experienced Tax Manager

    Grow your career as a Tax Manager 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 a Tax Manager, (some of) your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

    • Review of federal and state income tax returns
    • Tax research and planning
    • Develop and expand relationships with entrepreneurial clients
    • Manage multiple client workloads
    • Train and mentor associates

    Qualifications

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

    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • CPA (preferred)
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience at a manager level
    • Significant work experience in tax planning and income tax compliance
    • 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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  • 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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  • Administrative Support

    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.

    At D+L, our people enjoy a culture that is flexible, family-friendly and committed to both your career growth and a healthy work-life balance.

    Based in the Chicago western suburbs, 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.

    We are currently seeking an experienced administrative support person. Candidates must have administrative support or secretarial experience to be considered for this position.

    Responsibilities:

    • Typing general correspondence, engagement letters, transmittal letters, etc.
    • Printing/assembling tax packages for our clients
    • Type-checking financial statements to include compilations, reviews and audits
    • Printing/assembling financial statement packages for our clients
    • Assembling quarterly and yearly payroll tax packages for our clients
    • Type-checking/finalizing proposals
    • Scanning signed engagement letters, audits, representation letters, audit confirms, etc.
    • Assisting with various client mailings throughout the year
    • Work on special projects
    • Answering phone calls as back-up to the receptionist

    Qualifications:

    • Experience working for a public accounting firm
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat
    • Knowledge of CCH products (Tax, Document, Engagement) is a plus
    • Willingness to learn and implement other software programs
    • Hands-on experience with office equipment (e.g., fax machines, scanners, and printers)
    • Excellent time-management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work within a team
    • Additional qualification as an Administrative Assistant will be a plus
    • High school degree or equivalent (Preferred)
    • 3 Years of experience working in Customer Service (Preferred)
    • U.S. work authorization (Preferred)

    Job Type: Full-time

     

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