William Hughes

William P. Hughes, CPA


  • Park Ridge
  • (201) 808-9802

William P. Hughes, CPA, is a Partner at Grassi’s New Jersey office and brings over 30 years of accounting experience to the firm. William provides his clients with expertise in accounting and tax services, business and management consulting services, and individual tax planning services. William also has experience assisting clients with financial reporting, preparing financial statements, auditing, reviews and compilations. William works with clients primarily within the construction industry as well as the manufacturing & distribution, real estate and printing industries.

William plays a key role in growing the construction practice at Grassi. His broad industry experience allows him to provide insight to construction clients on key marketplace trends. William also provides consulting services regarding the implementation of new computer systems and software solutions to clients. In addition to his role as Partner, William helps educate staff members by developing in-house courses in construction accounting and financial reporting.

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    BBA, Siena College


    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Construction Committee Chair (2013-2015)

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