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Douglas Hidalgo, CPA, CCIFP

DIRECTOR, AUDIT AND ASSURANCE SERVICES

ABOUT DOUG

Doug began his professional career in public accounting in 1990. He principally serves construction, real estate, and franchisee clients. Doug has provided audit, review, agreed-upon-procedure, general business consulting, and internal control review services to his clients throughout his career. Doug also serves employee benefit plans (EBPs) and nonprofit organizations.

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE

Doug is a member of the LaPorte Construction Industry Group and is certified as a construction industry financial professional (CCIFP). He is well versed in the accounting principles that are unique to the industry. Doug is on the forefront of understanding any changes affecting the industry and receives ongoing educational training. His primary focus is on serving mid-market specialty trade, pipeline, and other contractors. Because he understands the unique issues and risks relating to large construction jobs, Doug’s clients include some of the largest specialty trade contractors in Texas. He also provides audit and assurance services to several multifamily real estate developers and management companies.

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

Doug has over 30 years of experience auditing employee benefit plans and serves on the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Services Group. Based on his experience and his commitment to EBP continuing professional education, he stays abreast of the regulatory changes and best practices that could impact his clients.

FRANCHISEES

Understanding the unique accounting aspects of this industry, Doug serves one of the largest franchisees in the country, one that has a significant portfolio of fast food restaurants, including Burger King, Wendy’s, Popeye’s, Sonic, and Dunkin’ Donuts.

NONPROFIT

Doug is a member of the LaPorte Nonprofit Industry Group and has decades of experience serving nonprofit organizations, including private foundations and other supporting organizations. He also brings an enhanced understanding of the financial and governance aspects of nonprofits, based on serving on numerous nonprofit boards over the years.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Houston
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Subcontractors Association – Houston Chapter, Former Board Member
Construction Financial Management Association – Houston Chapter, Former Board Member
University of St. Thomas, Board Member
CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare, Board Vice Chair
Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board Chair Emeritus
Healthy Houston Foundation, Board President
Houston Philanthropy Circle, Founding Director

“Topic 842: Lease Accounting Standards: What You Need to Know in 2021,” Construction Citizen. September 2021
“Worker Classification Guidelines Are Not Changing (At Least Not Yet),” Construction Citizen. June 24, 2021
“Worker Classifications – Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Headed?” Construction Citizen. March 15, 2021

Douglas Hidalgo, CPA, CCIFP

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Construction and Real Estate
Employee Benefit Plans
Franchisees
Nonprofit

HOUSTON, TX

713.963.8008
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