Who We Are
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.
- Eastern Connecticut State University ─ Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Professional Organizations and Activities
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Associated General Contractors of Connecticut (AGC)
- Past Member, Education Committee
- Connecticut Construction Industry Association (CCIA)
Eastern Connecticut State University (ESCU)
Chairman, Business Advisory Board
- Chairman, Business Advisory Board