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Sensiba San Filippo Overview

Pleasanton, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$10 to $25 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

  • We recently received the results of our first third-party Client Satisfaction Survey by Inavero. The survey resulted in us receiving a Net Promoter Score (the industry standard for evaluating overall client loyalty to a brand) of 9.2, compared to the accounting industry average of 7.7. Of the survey responses we received, only 4% of clients rated us less than a 6, compared to the industry average of 25%. The overwhelmingly positive feedback of this survey resulted in SSF earning a Best of Accounting award by Inavero.
    Go SSF!

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Sensiba San Filippo – Why Work For 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 continue to employ the best talent, and to continue to support and motivate this team through the most progressive, fun, and rewarding means possible.

Sensiba San Filippo LLP Ranked Among the Top 50 Small Bay Area Companies

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 small companies by the Bay Area News Group for San Francisco Bay Area’s Top Workplaces of 2015.

“We are honored to be named one of the top workplaces in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly as the judges were our employees,” said John Sensiba, Managing Partner of Sensiba San Filippo LLP. “We work hard to foster a culture where employees are valued and can grow their career. This honor speaks to our continued dedication to our most valued asset, our employees.  They are the ones that help foster our innovative culture and build our firm in dynamic times.”

The Bay Area News Group, which owns the San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and other media properties, ranked 100 companies as top places to work in the Bay Area. SSF ranked 31st out of 50 companies named in the small company category. 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 Reviews

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


    SSF truly wants to see you succeed and they prepare you in the best way they can before you begin really working. From the HR team to the experienced staff, they make you feel comfortable with expressing your questions or concerns that you may have as a new employee.
    You get the opportunity to build relationships with your coworkers and the partners as you end up working closely with them during engagements. This is something that the bigger firms may lack, because there are larger teams assigned to projects and you hardly ever get to interact with partners as a first year staff.
    The firm is huge on having a solid work-life balance. This is totally possible throughout the year (unless it is busy season).
    There is a lot of room for growth within the firm, which is great for individuals just starting their careers.
    SSF is also a certified B-Corp!! They truly value their societal and environmental impact, and this shows throughout their practices at the firm.


    Busy season (but that comes with the job)

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Sensiba San Filippo Photos

Sensiba San Filippo photo of: Family - Community - Firm, in that order.
Sensiba San Filippo photo of: Collaboration is key!
Sensiba San Filippo photo of: We're constantly learning and educating others.
Sensiba San Filippo photo of: Planting for Sunflower Hill!
Sensiba San Filippo photo of: Community service is a core value at SSF.
Sensiba San Filippo photo of: Building various structures for Sunflower Hill - a local sustainable special needs community.
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Sensiba San Filippo Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sensiba San Filippo (San Jose, CA) in October 2016.


    Applied on campus center and applied online.
    Got an interview on-site at their downtown office.
    Partner walks you to your interview room where you will be interviewed by a Manager.
    Bet it was his first interview session. All questions were generic.
    Very unwelcoming. Did not even escort me back to the lobby. Their office is a maze of glass walls.
    Was called for a second round interview. No thanks.
    Not a great way to attract talent.

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Sensiba San Filippo Awards & Accolades

  • Certified B Corporation, B Corp, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, Bay Area Newsgroup, 2018
  • Best of Accounting, Inavero, 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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