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Frederick J. Hughes, Jr., CPA, CFE





Direct Dial: (860) 561-6823
Fax: (860) 726-7723

Areas of Expertise

Construction, Municipalities, Government, Real Estate, Accounting & Auditing, Construction Claims Analysis, School Construction Financial Reporting


General Experience Highlights

As a partner in BlumShapiro's Construction Industry Group, Fred brings over 25 years of experience to our construction and contracting clients. He specializes in providing audit and consulting services to a wide variety of clients, including higher educational institutions, municipalities, general and trade contractors and state agencies. Fred provides expert testimony and has issued expert reports for submission to the American Arbitration Association and various other proceedings.

Fred also dedicates a significant amount of his time to the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation where he provides claims analysis of major construction projects. He has provided similar services to the State of Connecticut Department of Construction Services, Southern Connecticut State University, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Stamford Hospital, the City of New York Law Department and other private owners.

Fred has developed a niche in consulting with local municipalities to develop financial reporting systems for their school building programs. This work involves development of internal controls to manage and report the financial aspects of the project to local officials and town residents as well as flow of information to the State of Connecticut Board of Education related to reimbursement of construction costs. He serves as the partner-in-charge for our work for the Towns of Bloomfield, Brooklyn, Canton, Cromwell, Groton, Guilford, New Canaan, Stonington, Watertown, Weston, Westport and the Cities of Ansonia, Bridgeport, Hartford, New London and Waterbury and on their school building projects.

In addition, Fred is a member of our Women Who Lead Social Network, which includes a wide range of senior-level Blum personnel actively helping to clear advancement barriers for women through guidance, coaching and advocacy—as well as offering honest feedback and advice to all Blum employees about how to support the women they work with.

Professional Education

  • Eastern Connecticut State University ─ Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Professional Organizations and Activities


Advisors | Auditors | Consultants | CPAs - Blum Shapiro is one of the premier public accounting firms in the northeast and a Top 100 CPA Firm in the U.S. Our professionals serve businesses, individuals and organizations in Boston (MA), Hartford (CT), Cranston (RI), Shelton (CT) ,Quincy (MA) and Newton (MA) with audit, tax and business consulting services. Our firm has developed practice areas in automotive, construction, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, nonprofit organizations and professional service firms. New Haven CT, Fairfield CT, Norwalk CT, Waterbury CT.