Colin Shaw is an Assurance Principal with DHJJ and serves many types of clients, including franchisors and those in the construction industry. He especially enjoys the construction industry, as it requires unique accounting skills and tactics, which Colin uses to help his clients manage contractor-related and percentage of completion accounting. He also performs employee benefit plan audits to ensure a company’s plan meets all requirements.

Colin provides general business guidance for his entrepreneurial clients, along with conducting financial statement audits, reviews/compilations and preparing tax returns. In essence, he enjoys doing anything that contributes to the success and financial wellbeing of his clients’ businesses.

Volunteer work is important to Colin, too. He is a board member of the Naperville Education Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that supports the students of the Naperville schools. He is also the treasurer of the Millennium Carillon Foundation. Professional memberships include the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society. He attended Truman State University for his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and earned a Masters of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University.

Orange and blue are Colin’s favorite colors, naturally, since he is a devoted Bears fan as well as a general sports enthusiast. In college, he played wide receiver and served as team captain in his senior year. Colin and his wife live in Naperville, IL and have two young sons.
Fun Facts:

  • Colin and his family never miss the Indy 500. He’s been going every year for the past 25 years. However, he had to miss the May 2016 race, as he and his wife had their first child!
  • Smoking meats is Colin’s newest hobby. He got a smoker from his wife as a gift and is now refining his knack with smoked pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon as well as ribs and chicken wings
  • As a child, Colin’s nickname was Mo, because his baby hair grew straight up in an adorable mohawk.