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Seiler Overview

www.seiler.com
Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
1957
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
For 60 years, Seiler has provided advisory, tax and accounting services to some of the world’s most affluent individuals, families, privately-held businesses and non-profit organizations. Our clients include prominent business, community and philanthropic leaders, as ... Read more

Seiler – Why Work For Us?


For more than 50 years, Seiler LLP has provided tax, advisory and accounting services to some of the world’s most affluent individuals, families, closely held businesses and non-profit organizations. Our clients include business, community and philanthropic leaders, as well as high-net-worth multi-generational families and successful entrepreneurs.

Based in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, we deliver the sophisticated solutions, innovative thinking, global capabilities and highly personalized service our clients require to navigate the complexities of their financial worlds, not only for today but for many years to come. Our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations in every way.

Holistic Engagements

Many of our clients have diverse assets, revenues and philanthropic interests. As such, they often benefit from customized, integrated solutions. Seiler offers a full spectrum of services that take into consideration family structure, as well as individual and collective goals and financial interests. This approach allows us to offer the kind of proactive, integrated counsel that our clients need to navigate their complex financial worlds in both the short- and long-term.

Our Approach

Seiler professionals deeply value collaboration and communication. We work closely with our clients’ attorneys, wealth advisors, bankers and other trusted advisors to understand and implement client goals. Leading cohesive advisory teams gives us an enhanced ability to offer advice that is strategic, coordinated and tailored to our clients’ specific circumstances.

Our Team

We believe that our accounting and advisory professionals are among the best in the industry. We are proud of the remarkable record of longevity and stability they bring to our firm. Their dedication and integrity are key factors in the level of service our clients enjoy and also for the many awards we have received for excellence and expertise.

Our professionals are our greatest asset. They are the soul of our organization and the primary factor behind our success.

As a Seiler LLP employee, you will be part of a world-class team, joining forces with experts in tax, assurance, high-net-worth, technology, real estate, finance and other industries. You will work closely with our clients, who are among the most affluent individuals, successful businesses and largest philanthropic organizations in the world. Their needs are sophisticated and complex and the engagements unique and interesting. Working side-by-side with these exceptional individuals will be an exciting experience and an extraordinary career opportunity.

Experience Career Success

We know how important your career is to you and we are dedicated to ensuring that you will be engaged and successful throughout your time with Seiler. We offer an array of best-in-class training, mentorships and educational programs to support professional development at all stages of your career. You will be guided by partners and managers who truly care about your success and who are committed to creating a supportive environment for you to contribute and thrive.

Join an Award-Winning Team

We are proud of the many prestigious industry awards we have received and attribute these recognitions directly to our exceptional accounting and advisory professionals. Each Seiler individual contributes to our reputation as a premier firm and to our culture of excellent client service.

Seiler LLP offers a wide array of employee benefits and programs to support you in your career and your personal and family life. We continually solicit feedback from employees and use their comments to improve our benefits.

Generous Compensation

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

Vacation and Holiday Time

We believe in the importance of taking time off to refresh and recharge. We offer a generous personal time off / vacation plan, and also observe a wide number of federal and state holidays.

Healthcare

Seiler boasts generous healthcare benefits and, in many cases, contributes a major portion of the cost. Many options are available:

  • 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

Planning for the Future

As accounting professionals, we know how important it is to plan for the future. Seiler makes it easy with a 401(k) plan that includes employer matching and annual company-wide forums where fund representatives give you the latest tips on how to assess your investment’s status.

Tuition Reimbursement

Your continuing education benefits both you and the firm. We offer a competitive bonus for completing the CPA exam and tuition reimbursement while you’re taking classes.

At Seiler LLP, we believe in the importance of work / life balance. We want you to enjoy your life, and we believe that happy, engaged employees bring the most productive work and best ideas to the table.

Firm-Wide Events

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

Tax Season Perks

  • Massages
  • Gourmet meals
  • Casual and jeans days
  • Firm-wide “after-tax-season” events

A Spectacular Place to Live

Seiler LLP is 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.

This area 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.

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    Pros

    Biggest pro is definitely being able to work with great colleagues who will become your close friends. Coworkers are always willing to help and will always find a way to make time for you. It's definitely not a sink-or-swim environment here though you are held to a high standard.

    The benefits package is fantastic (PTO, medical/dental/vision, 401K, etc), and is very competitive in the market. There are also a lot of trainings and CPE seminars available throughout the year. The company is growing quickly resulting in a lot of career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    You do work long hours sometimes, as that is the nature of tax season, but you will have plenty of opportunities to take time off/vacation during the off season. Also, there are fun events organized during tax season and off season which are always appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Although we're growing quickly, we should focus on how we are going to maintain the existing firm culture as we grow.

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Seiler (Redwood City, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The first step of the interview process was a phone conversation with a recruiter that lasted around 15-20min. He asked questions from my resume and of my previous experience. Then, I was invited to have four back-to-back 30min session interviews with five core individuals from their team. Each interviewee was very professional and asked great questions. They also had great responses to the questions I had prepared.

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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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