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Seiler Overview

Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
1957
Company - Private
Accounting
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
For 60 years, Seiler LLP has provided advisory, tax and accounting services to some of the world’s most affluent individuals and families, successful privately-held businesses, and impactful non-profit organizations. Our clients include prominent business, community ... Read more

Mission: Our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations in every way.

Seiler – Why Work With Us?


Why Work with Us?

There are a wide range of reasons why people choose to work with us. For some, it’s the opportunity for greater advancement in their careers. Others make the switch to challenge themselves by working with a higher caliber set of clients or to work with specific people already contributing to  the Seiler team. Many candidates seek a better life-work balance, which is a fully supported value in the way we do business here.

Launch Your Career to New Heights

We take our employees’ development extremely seriously; in fact, we’re constantly analyzing industry trends to implement best-in-class training programs. With serious incentives for education requirements, continually evolving mentoring programs, and training to learn the EQ skills you need to grow as a leader, you get the flexibility to take your Seiler career wherever you’d like it to go.

These programs, paired with a supportive environment at every level, are at the core of our strong retention rates and happy team members. No matter what stage of your career you’re in, Seiler offers everything you need to reach the next level.

Join an Award-Winning Team

Our track record of repeatedly earning several prestigious industry awards is a direct result by the exceptional work of our accounting and advisory professionals. Each Seiler individual contributes to our reputation as a premier firm and our culture of excellent client service.

Career Opportunities

Search for career opportunities at Seiler either as an experienced candidate or a campus candidate. We regularly look for the industry’s brightest talent, no matter where you are in your career today. Industry professionals with experience can choose more advanced development tracks. And our entry-level employees enjoy extensive on-the-job training to translate textbook knowledge into tangible results.

Contact Us

Contact our HR department today to start a conversation: hr@seiler.com

Seiler continuously analyzes current standards to make sure our benefits package is among the most exceptional in the industry. After an in-depth review each year, we  create authentic changes and additions to improve the lives of our team. 

Generous Compensation

Seiler provides progressive and generous salaries and comprehensive benefits – among the best in the San Francisco Bay Area accounting field. Our annual reviews  offer regular opportunities for advancement and performance-based bonuses. 

Unlike most other firms, our promotion cycle occurs twice a year to ensure that our best talent continues to grow. There’s no such thing as a missed opportunity.

Vacation and Holiday Time

The balance between life and work is an important one, which is why we believe in taking time off to refresh and recharge. Enjoy a generous amount of paid personal time, in addition to a wide number of observed federal and state holidays.

Healthcare

Seiler boasts generous healthcare benefits and, in many cases, contributes a  significant portion of the cost. 

Several options are available to cultivate a truly comprehensive coverage plan that fits your needs, including:

  • HMO
  • PPO
  • HSA
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Long- and short-term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance  Program for confidential counseling and advice

Utilize our Human Resources team as a well-versed resource to help you choose the best choices for you and your family. 

Planning for the Future and Protection for Today

We take care of our clients’ finances, and we also help take care of yours. Planning for the future is easy at Seiler with a company 401(k) plan that includes generous employer matching. You can also participate in annual company-wide forums where fund representatives give you the latest tips on how to assess your investment’s status.

In addition, we provide credit monitoring services and ID theft protection to help protect against and manage the potential of identity theft. 

Tuition Reimbursement

Continuing education benefits you both professionally and personally. For our accountants, we offer a competitive bonus for completing the CPA exam, and all employees receive tuition reimbursement while you’re taking classes. 

Plus, we make it easy to fulfill your required professional education requirements each year so you can spend more time doing more things you love.

Leadership and Development

Benefit from our holistic development programs by combining professional education with soft skills to help develop your  leadership style. With a devoted in-house development team, your growth is a priority at Seiler.

Set goals throughout the year and partake in natural check-ins to make sure you’re heading the way you want to go. Our development programs are completely individualized, and we encourage all of our team members to vocalize their wants and needs on an ongoing basis.

With a formalized system and a devoted team to offer support throughout the year, Seiler’s leadership and development programs are a true investment in each person at the firm.

Explore careers for experienced candidates and campus candidates.

Ready to feel happy and engaged at the office? At Seiler, we make it a high priority to ensure everyone feels that way. Our distinct approach to fostering a life/work balance involves the transparency needed to define expectations from our end and yours.

Transparency

Transparency is a priority across the board at Seiler, at every level, and in every function. We fully recognize there are busy seasons in all of our departments. During these times, every department has a set of amazing tools in place, both culturally and technologically. We do our best to assign the right work to the right people. You’ll find the resources you need to remain agile and focused on your top priority.

Maintaining a life-work balance takes work. We’re here to help you with advice and transparent communications so that everyone maintains a high level of quality by working smart. 

As a team member in any practice area, you’ll also be coached to bring your authentic self to work. You will discover your true passions and learn how to ask for help to achieve them. Many of our team members seek professional growth opportunities to help them advance in the next step of your career.. Others prefer to focus on professional skills to continue excelling in their current position.

Our employees produce great work while still having time for fulfilling personal lives. This ability hinges on the presence of operational excellence. Seiler offers ongoing communication, business acumen, a keen sense of priority, and great technology. If these priorities line up with yours, you’re going to thrive here at Seiler.

Flexibility

We’re an established firm, and we also offer flexibility that stacks up to even the most recent start-ups across the Bay Area. Once team members become seasoned with their work and responsibilities, many can utilize flexible commute options and work-from-home opportunities as scheduling allows.

Busy Season Perks

Busy seasons may only come a few times a year, but at a firm like Seiler, it’s a big deal when they do arrive. Take advantage of these additional perks to remain refreshed, focused, and energized in all areas of your life. These benefits can take place both inside the office and out.

  • Massages
  • Gourmet meals
  • Firm-wide “after-busy-season” events
  • In-building dry cleaning and laundry service
  • Friendly games and competitions
  • Raffles

Firm-Wide Benefits

Developing strong relationships throughout the office is crucial to building an effective team. Plus, we enjoy the people we work alongside . That’s why Seiler hosts a variety of events for everyone to partake in, such as:

  • Social and sporting events
  • Generous personal time off / vacation program
  • Volunteer time off
  • Business networking time
  • Bagel Wednesdays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • CPA exam incentive bonuses

These benefits truly reflect one of Seiler’s core values as a firm: we pay attention to people as individuals and care how you’re doing. This is especially important to us as we continue to grow. With more offices and diverse departments, we fully commit to maintaining our company culture. 

A Spectacular Place to Live

Seiler has offices located in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, two of the most vibrant, beautiful areas in the world.

We’re also only a few hours from Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Big Sur, Napa Valley, Sierra Nevada, Monterey. You’ll enjoy the outdoors with sailing, surfing, hiking, biking and skiing as well as museums, the arts, fine dining, theater, and wine tasting.

Our part of California boasts an active, friendly population with diverse interests and strong community ties. There are many opportunities to meet new friends, learn a skill, start a hobby, or join a group event. We also enjoy excellent schools and kid-friendly activities for those with families moving to the area.

We believe that feeling fulfilled in the office and at home helps our team members perform the most productive work and bring the best ideas to the table.

Navigate your career path by taking advantage of Seiler’s diverse leadership and development opportunities. Integrate technical, managerial, business, and leadership training for a unique experience that can lead to truly impactful results.

At Seiler, your growth isn’t a pre-determined linear path. It’s an evolution that takes place throughout your entire career. We help you tap into your passions and strengths to create a higher level of performance and sophistication.

Our commitment is to help you fashion your professional goals while providing you with the resources you need every step of the way.

As a part of our team, you will be able to design a development program suited for your professional goals. Whether you want to become a subject matter expert in your core area or get on track to make partner, there are many options available.

The Strength of Mentors

With both formal and informal opportunities, you’ll create an annual plan incorporating technical training continuing education, conferences, mentoring, and other learning opportunities. Your manager and HR team provide ongoing support and regular check-ins to help you meet your goals.

The “roadmap to success” is a program completely tailored for you. Tap into our firm’s collective expertise utilizing a team of mentors who coach you through each facet of your growth plan.

With a full team backing you from the beginning, you’ll gain access to ongoing support in areas such as:

  • Integrating into the firm
  • Determining your career goals and understanding current responsibilities
  • Facilitating your training and development
  • Developing your leadership skills
  • Succeeding in client relationship management
  • Building your business and community network
  • Receiving constructive feedback
  • Honing your technical craft

Networking at Every Stage

The power of relationships is a major aspect of your professional growth. At Seiler, you get the chance to develop both internal relationships across the different departments as well as external ones with clients and their trusted advisors.

As you advance in your career, you’ll learn more about high-impact relationships and what they mean for your career in the firm. You’ll also develop mutually beneficial networks as your career grows with the necessary resources to find your personal brand.

Investing in Your Training & Education

Seiler provides regular offerings to make required learning easy to attend while still giving space to explore other aspects of your professional growth. This includes in-house and off-site training, as well as web-based learning.

Training and education opportunities include topics such as:

  • Technical expertise for accountants at all levels with personalized and hands-on training in real accounting cases
  • Software training, including specialized tax, audit, and accounting programs
  • Leadership training and development, include accelerated tracks and paths to partnership
  • Client relationship management
  • Diversity and inclusion matters

Diversity and Inclusion

At Seiler, you’ll also find individualized roadmaps for diverse groups. This specialized training features coaching and life integration tools in addition to everything else we offer.

You’ll learn how to navigate unique situations often faced by women, minorities, parents, LGBTQ+, and others. Each person has different challenges and opportunities, and our goal is to wholeheartedly support you throughout the course of your career path.

Seiler Reviews

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    "Amazing Culture/Quality People"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Redwood City, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seiler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - top knotch management and leaders
    - amazing culture and vibe
    - staff are truly incredible
    - unbelievable HNW client list
    - great training and development programs
    - clear career path lay out
    - not a BIG 4 environment

    Cons

    - too much food

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Continue to keep a pulse on your great staff.

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Seiler Photos

Seiler photo of: Intern class of 2019 - it was great to have you!
Seiler photo of: Paint Night - networking with art and fun!
Seiler photo of: During the busiest times of year, we have "the Seiler Games" - Go Team!
Seiler photo of: International Women's Day, March 2019
Seiler photo of: Photo scavenger hunt - it's time to recreate an album cover!
Seiler photo of: We're casual all year round, but during some Fridays, we coordinate!
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Seiler Interviews

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    Staff Accountant Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Seiler.

    Interview

    Very unprofessional. Had a phone interview, and I did not get a phone call until the last minute. I emailed them to ask to make another appointment. Horrible experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project or assignment?   Answer Question
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Seiler Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2017
  • Top 100 Firms, Accounting Today, 2017
  • IPA Top 100, Inside Public Accounting, 2016
  • Best of the Best, Inside Public Accounting, 2016
  • Top 100 Firms, Accounting Today, 2016
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