Burr Pilger Mayer
Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) provides meaningful, comprehensive financial and business counsel. We are experts in accounting, tax, and finance, and our people are distinguished by their knowledge, discipline, and unremitting commitment to the success of clients.
As one of the largest California-based accounting and consulting firms, BPM has served the Bay Area's emerging and mid-cap businesses as well as high net worth individuals for the past 26 years. Our SEC practice is one of the largest in the U.S., serving public companies throughout Silicon Valley and across the nation, and over half of our shareholders have substantial Big Four experience. Our highly specialized consultants are accredited turnaround advisors, valuation analysts, forensic accountants, senior appraisers, and more.
BPM delivers the resources, expertise, and global capability of a Big Four accounting firm together with the responsiveness and accessibility of a local partner. We are members of the Leading Edge Alliance, a far-reaching international association of independent firms across 90 countries. Our International Tax team is one of the largest on the West Coast, routinely dealing with client concerns around the globe.
Our firm's dedicated professionals take pride in bringing the can-do, practical spirit of entrepreneurial vision to all of their activities. We've been recognized for excellence in all aspects of our business through awards such as Best Places to Work, the Excellence in Business Award, the On the Edge Innovation Award, and Top Corporate Philanthropist.
BPM's unique people-centered culture attracts the brightest and most forward-thinking accounting professionals. From taxes and assurance to business consulting and wealth management, we deliver creative, proactive services in a cost-effective manner to help our clients achieve their distinct business and financial goals.
People & Culture
It's no accident that BPM's motto is Because People Matter. We understand that motivated and talented employees are a successful company's greatest asset. We are driven by a practical, can-do, entrepreneurial spirit, and we value our staff as individuals, including the parts of them that go beyond balance sheets and tax filings. We are committed to:
Work-life balance: BPM believes in a workplace that allows for a balanced life, with time for family, creative pursuits and community involvement.
Valuing diversity Attracting and retaining a diverse, inclusive workforce is vital to BPM's ongoing success. Our multicultural employees represent more than 30 different countries and speak 21 different languages.
Opportunities for growth: Today’s young accountants will be tomorrow’s senior partners. We recruit the best accounting and finance professionals, then provide them with the training and advancement opportunities to keep them continually growing.
Fostering women’s leadership: BPM is dedicated to ensuring that all employees have the same opportunities for professional development and achieving success regardless of gender. Three of our talented women partners have been named among “The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” by the San Francisco Business Times and North Bay Business Times.
A values-driven culture: Our values include transparency, integrity and honesty. At “town hall” meetings, BPM management opens the agenda to all employees and readily fields questions – even the tough ones.
Social responsibility: BPM contributes to humanitarian causes. We are committed to emphasizing firm-wide environmental stewardship, and the majority of our Bay Area offices have Green Business certification either completed or underway.
At Burr Pilger Mayer, we are committed to the success of clients and view each engagement as uniquely important. Rather than impose cookie-cutter solutions, we listen to clients and respond to needs, thereby developing effective plans that address both current priorities and future goals.
As one of the largest California-based accounting and consulting firms, BPM has served the Bay Area's emerging and mid-cap businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals for the past 26 years. Our SEC practice is one of the largest in the U.S., serving public companies throughout Silicon Valley and across the nation, and over half of our shareholders have substantial Big Four experience. Our highly specialized consultants are accredited turnaround advisors, valuation analysts, forensic accountants, senior appraisers, and more.
Community: Meet our responsibilities to the communities where we live, work and play.
Respect: Value each other, the work we do and everyone we serve.
Integrity: Be fair and accurate, honoring commitments and doing what is right.
Creativity: Encourage initiative, imagination and originality.
Knowledge: Have the technical knowledge to serve our clients.
Excellence: Strive for excellence and quality in all that we do.
Teamwork: Create value by working and innovating together, within and across our business.
Success: Achieve profits and growth to make our values and objectives possible.
Our BPM values influence everything we do, from providing valuable services to clients, to valuing the diversity and creativity of our employees, to supporting the communities in which we live and work.
Your Future Starts Here
Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, at BPM you will find the perfect fit. We offer a challenging, diverse work environment that prioritizes your career advancement as much as your personal enrichment. So if you're looking for a career jumpstart or a renewed professional vigor, look no further.
Join BPM's Team
The culture at BPM encourages innovation, team work, and community involvement. Burr Pilger Mayer has been awarded the Business Times “Best Places” to work in the Bay Area for six consecutive years and is dedicated to creating an environment that fosters a healthy work/life balance.
Not only is BPM a great place to work, we have been recognized by Accounting Today as one of the “Top 50 Accounting Firms in the US.” With an average growth of 20% each year this is no surprise. To encourage continuous growth, BPM established an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), which gives employees stock in BPM and the incentive to contribute to its overall success.
Continued education and career development are key focal areas for BPM. BPM University was founded in 2009 to provide ongoing professional training to employees. Our Coaching Program provides mentors to help employees navigate their career and reach their full potential.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Burr Pilger MayerPros
- Reasonable hours considering the industry
- Lots of vacation hours given
- Management is very supportive
- All staff levels are highly visible to partnersCons
- Sometimes tough to find time to take vacation from a busy scheduleRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Burr Pilger Mayer.Interview Details
The interview process went very well. The initial interview was held on-campus and lasted for half an hour. The interviewer was very kind and seemed very conversational. Only a few behavioral questions were asked, and then the floor was opened to questions. Second round interviews went very well. Consisted of four 30-minute in-office interviews, and each interviewer was very personable and easy to talk to. Behavioral questions were minimal, and was mostly chitchat.Interview Questions
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While there might be no accounting for taste, there is certainly accounting posthaste for the clients of Burr Pilger Mayer. The Northern California-based accounting and consulting firm offers audit, tax, and SEC compliance services. Its also provides financial planning, including investment counseling, estate planning, and family office services. BPM Consulting offers IT and HR consulting, as well as business consulting services like bankruptcy, business valuation, equity development, and turnaround advice. Burr Pilger Mayer was founded in 1986. In 2011, the company...