Principal, Audit & Review Department
  • ABOUT HUGH

    Hugh is a Dugan & Lopatka principal and heads our Corporate Audit Department where he oversees audits, reviews and compilations of privately-held businesses and non-profit organizations.

    Some of the services he provides our clients include:

    • Preparation of financial forecasts.
    • Assistance in accounting for complex accounting transactions.
    • Assistance and due diligence in buying and selling businesses.
    • Agreed upon procedures and various compliance testing related to tax incentives, grant compliance and contract compliance.
    • Preparation and analysis of industry benchmarking reports.
    • Consultation related to organizational structure and hiring.
  • INDUSTRIES SERVED

    Hugh works with a variety of businesses in a wide range of industries including construction, distribution, manufacturing, professional services, trucking and transportation, technology, start-ups, leasing, and non-profits including 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, 501(c)(6) business league organizations, and 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.

  • PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

    Hugh is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) Peer Review Program where he serves as a peer reviewer of other CPA firms.

    He is also a member of the Illinois CPA Society Peer Review Acceptance Committee (2010 – present). As a member of the committee, Hugh conducts oversight of peer reviews prepared in various states and present findings to the Illinois CPA Society Peer Review Acceptance Committee.

    Hugh is a longstanding Choose DuPage board member and treasurer (2007 – present). Choose DuPage is the public/private economic development non-profit entity responsible for attracting and retaining businesses in DuPage County, Illinois.

    Hugh is also the treasurer and a member of the board of directors of Rev3 Innovation Center (2014 – present). Rev3 is a non-profit 501c(3) organization whose mission is to provide a collaborative environment for entrepreneurs in DuPage County in an effort to foster business growth for startup organizations.

  • PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    Hugh is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Illinois CPA Society (ILCPA), and the ILCPA Peer Review Acceptance Committee.

  • SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
    • Financials for Non-Financials, Valley Industrial Association Annual Conference (September 2017).
  • EDUCATION
    • Illinois State University, BS in Accounting.
    • Licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois.
  • HOBBIES & PERSONAL INTERESTS

    Hugh stays active playing golf, basketball and enjoys several water sports.

  • AN INTERESTING TIDBIT ABOUT HUGH

    Hugh’s nephew, Jake Elliott, is the placekicker for the 2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

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