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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 the Managing Partner of Assurance, Fred has the overall responsibility for achieving BlumShapiro’s goals and growth plans for the audit department. He guides all strategic, client service and operational recommendations and works closely with industry leaders to develop market strategy. In this position, Fred fosters an environment that strengthens BlumShapiro’s core values, working with leaders, peers and staff to ensure each person in the audit department is empowered to create success and satisfaction for themselves and others.

Fred has over twenty five years of experience and specializes in providing audit and consulting services to a wide variety of clients, including higher education institutions; manufacturing, distribution and retail; municipalities; general and trade contractors; and state agencies. He helps his clients learn from the past, interpret the present and move into the future on solid footing.

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.