Wade C Hughan, Certified Public Accountant
Phone: 415.522.2490 ext. 11
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Wade C Hughan has been in the practice of public accounting for 33 years and a CPA for 31 years. He began his career at one of the original “Big Eight” accounting firms working as a staff member in San Francisco and then a manager in London. His work then and his work now as a partner of Barlow & Hughan has always been focused on providing a variety of audit, accounting, and tax planning and compliance services to individuals and their related businesses and trusts. He enjoys working with a variety of individuals to help them integrate their business careers, various business and investment interests, and estate planning goals to achieve a single strategy so that their various sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, and trust agreements all support their personal goals.
Wade is a native Californian, part of a family who came to California 150 years ago. Born with dual American and British citizenship, he was raised in Berkeley and Gilroy, and attended Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. He attended college in Britain and then at the University of San Francisco, and subsequently earned a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He now lives in San Francisco with his wife Jane.
He is active in several charitable and civic organizations, including having served as a Commissioner of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, a Regent of St Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, and an officer on the boards of the Friends of the Bancroft Library, the Gleeson Library Associates, and the Book Club of California. In 1993 he was invested as a Knight of Malta and is an active member of the Western Association of the Order of Malta in the United States. He has participated in ten of the Order’s pilgrimages to Lourdes in France, which include caring for the sick who travel from California with the Order.
His personal interests include walking medieval pilgrimage routes such as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, a trail from Florence to Assisi, and a path from London through East Anglia to the ancient medieval pilgrimage site of Walsingham. He has a soft spot for traditional red British telephone boxes and restored a K6 model from the 1930s, which is currently installed in the firm’s office. He also enjoys collecting fine and rare books, including collections as diverse as Oscar Wilde, the contemporary British artist and illustrator Ralph Steadman, heraldry, and British serial murderers.