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Sensiba San Filippo Overview

Pleasanton, CA
51 to 200 employees
1977
Company - Private
Accounting
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Sensiba San Filippo (SSF) is one of the largest Northern California based CPA and business consulting firms, focused on providing superior client service, deep technical expertise, and a passion for the industries we serve, to clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We ... Read more

Mission: Our workplace culture is guided by a single, fundamental belief based on the “Golden Rule” of business.

    We treat people the way we would want to be ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Last week our Pleasanton office assisted in building children's play houses for Habitat for Humanity. The playhouses are donated to local veteran and active duty military personnel families.��

  • Sensiba San Filippo is PROUD to be a Certified B Corp.

    There is a shift happening in the business community. Companies are using business as a tool for social change and building communities that are healthy, equitable and regenerative.

    Business leaders and investors are embracing the wisdom of the triple bottom line. As of 2019, almost 10,000 companies around the world have signed the UN Global Compact — a promise to uphold social responsibility in human rights, labor standards, and environmental protection.

    Consumers are turning to the business sector and holding for-profit companies accountable for their actions and impact. Consumers are becoming smarter about sustainability claims and look for actual value in a company instead of being fooled by marketing.

    At Sensiba San Filippo, we are using our business as a force for GOOD.

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Sensiba San Filippo – Why Work With Us?


Our Values

We are responsive and value respectful communication. We are active listeners and proactive problem solvers. We take the time to listen and understand the needs and concerns that are identified by our clients and team members. We follow through with timely and appropriate resources and solutions.

We have integrity. We honor our commitments; maintain confidentiality and nourish trusting relationships that are built on honesty, mutual respect and trust.

We are responsible and accountable. We build sustainable and respectful relationships with clients and at all levels within the organization. We give full disclosure and are true to our word. We take responsibility for our individual actions and behaviors. We are open-minded and cooperative with suggestions intended to bring about improvements or resolutions.

We value teamwork, collaboration and partnership. We empower and support our teams and every team member. We trust one another and reasonably share decision-making authority. We each accept that it is our personal responsibility to perform a substantial role in the success of our shared venture.

We value creativity. We encourage reasonable risk taking. We are receptive to creativity and open-minded about accepting positive change and technological advancements. We commit ourselves to contributing our personal creativity and professional resources toward building a more productive enterprise.

We encourage learning and positive personal growth. We accept that it is our responsibility to devote time and resources toward the improvement of our professional and personal interactive skills and abilities. We fairly evaluate and invest in resources that enable, assist and empower our team.

We take responsibility for maintaining a respectful, safe and harmonious work environment. We are committed to ensuring we have a healthy, respectful workplace for all employees.

The people of SSF live, walk, and talk these values each day. It makes our company an enriching, inviting, and stimulating place to be.

We’re looking for top talent to add to our integrated team of experts.

Sensiba San Filippo LLP is actively seeking bright, energetic, motivated individuals to assist in the delivery of outstanding service to our clients. From college graduates to the most experienced of professionals, we encourage you to learn more about our firm so that we can mutually decide if this is the right place for you.

Our goal is to employ the very best talent, and to continue to support and motivate this team through the most progressive, fun, and rewarding means possible.


Sensiba San Filippo Earns Bay Area Top Workplace Distinction for the Sixth Year 

SSF ranked among the top 30 mid-size Bay Area companies

Pleasanton, CA – June 24, 2019 – Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF), a leading Northern California-based accounting and business consulting firm, is delighted to announce that it has once again been named one of the top med-size companies by the Bay Area News Group for San Francisco Bay Area’s Top Workplaces of 2019.

“Ranking among the top workplaces is a wonderful honor for the firm,” said John Sensiba, Managing Partner of Sensiba San Filippo LLP. “We strive to foster a culture in which our employees feel supported and valued in not only their career, but also their time and commitment to their families and communities. This distinction is a humbling reminder that our employees truly make our firm an inspiring place to work.”

The Bay Area Top Workplaces award is based on an anonymous independent survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics. Employees were asked to rate their satisfaction with several aspects of working at SSF, including community involvement, health and wellness, leadership, and hiring and expansion. Also taken into consideration are employee insights, opinions and feelings of the long term health of the company, managers, work/life balance, and opportunities for career development. Company rankings were based on a composite score calculated on the basis of employee responses.

Sensiba San Filippo Selected as Healthiest Employer

SSF Named One of the Bay Area’s Healthiest Employers for Eighth Consecutive Year

PLEASANTON, CA, September 17, 2018 — Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF), a leading Northern California-based accounting and business consulting firm, has been named one of the Greater Bay Area’s Healthiest Employers by Healthiest Employers.com for the eighth year in a row.

The 2018 Healthiest Employer winners were selected based on factors contributing to the health of its employees. Sensiba San Filippo was one out of twenty-six medium size firms to receive the award this year. Considerations included: fitness activities offered within the firm, wellness programs, employee coaching, firm-wide encouragement of fitness activities during the workday, reimbursement programs for fitness and wellness activities, firm-wide team sports, fitness incentive programs, and availability of ergonomic furniture and equipment in the office.

“We are honored to have received this award for the eighth year in a row” said John Sensiba, Managing Partner of Sensiba San Filippo. “As employers, we understand the importance of wellness education and programs. Good health is a critical part of a happy life and the happiness of our colleagues is a top priority.”

“SSF’s strong commitment to wellness is ingrained in our culture and is a tone that is set from the top,” said Sholly Nicholson, Director of Human Resources at Sensiba San Filippo. 

The Firm has built a comprehensive wellness program that includes offering employees education and benefits focused on supporting healthy living both at work and home. Benefits include: healthy snacks in each of the company’s six offices, ergonomic assessments and furniture, educational classes on healthy choices, as well as flexible work arrangements to ensure employees have time to commit to their health and fitness goals.

The Firm brings in outside training resources on a regular basis for stress management, nutrition seminars, and offers chair massages during the busy tax season. The Firm also participates in softball tournaments, group bocce ball, bowling, golfing events and group walkathon fundraisers.

Sensiba San Filippo Reviews

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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Pleasanton, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sensiba San Filippo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    B Corp
    Good salary
    Good benefits
    Dress for your day policy
    Friendly coworkers
    Frequent free food
    Tons of education offered

    Cons

    Busy season (industry standard is bad, SSF's not as bad as Big 4)
    Inconsistency between expectations on a partner/manager level
    Workload balance between different niches

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prove you mean what you say when you say you care about your employees, and things will continue to improve! Thanks for all the effort you put in making this a good place to work. Many reviews sound like they're from jilted employees who had a couple bad interactions and not the average coworker I've met.

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Sensiba San Filippo Photos

Sensiba San Filippo photo of: Family - Community - Firm, in that order.
Sensiba San Filippo photo of: Thanksgiving Feast
Sensiba San Filippo photo of: Kids against hunger
Sensiba San Filippo photo of: Leadership Program
Sensiba San Filippo photo of: Building playhouses for Habitat for Humanity
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Sensiba San Filippo Interviews

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    Interview

    They have a unique process because you get the chance to speak with partners at the firm. They asked more personal questions to get to know you, instead of the typical resume questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you overcame a challenge and how you did it.   Answer Question
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Sensiba San Filippo Awards & Accolades

  • Best of Accounting, ClearlyRated, 2019
  • Certified B Corporation, B Corp, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, Bay Area Newsgroup, 2018
  • Healthiest Employers, Sequoia Consulting Group, 2018
  • Healthiest Employers, The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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