About John E. Hughes & Co., P.C.

“Exciting” may not be the first word that comes to mind when considering your accounting needs, but here at John E. Hughes & Co., P.C., we aim to change that. To our qualified Mokena, IL CPA firm, accounting is exciting and not just because we love crunching numbers. We view accounting differently than most – as an opportunity to join forces with small business owners just like you so that we can use our skills to help your business grow.

We listen to and get to know each client so that we can curate services that meet their immediate needs and lay a foundation for their future. As an experienced CPA firm, we know that situations can change quickly. When those changes occur, we’ll be here for you, whether you’re a business or an individual. We are excited to join you on the journey as you make strategic financial decisions for now and set long-term goals for future growth. Your growth is our growth, so we take your business personally, and we do it with personality.

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For quality accounting services from a team of experienced, solution-driven professionals who are ready to listen to you, call us at 708-598-2800 now and request a free consultation to get started.


Robert Burkum CPA

Robert Burkum, Certified Public Accountant

Bob has decades of experience as a CPA, and is dedicated to providing the timely and accurate reporting necessary to comply with any tax and regulatory needs as well as assisting clients with any of their other accounting needs.

Bob was born, raised and continues to live in the Chicago area. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin University where he studied economics with an accounting concentration. He is a licensed CPA, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Illinois CPA Society.

Bob began his career with John E. Hughes & Co., P.C. as a staff accountant where he was part of the audit team for the firm’s largest clients. During his career Bob has worked with manufacturers, wholesale distributors, lawyers, veterinarians, software developers, farmers and various other types of businesses. He purchased the firm in 2017.

In Bob’s words, “I have a very empathetic approach to helping clients with their tax and other business challenges. Numbers and finances have always come easy to me, but I realize that is not the case for many. Knowing that, my goal is to demystify these subjects and adopt a very compassionate and understanding approach to servicing our clients.”

In his spare time, Bob enjoys spending time with family, attempting to play golf and taking his 2010 Mustang GT on road trips!