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Shea Labagh Dobberstein Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Shea Labagh Dobberstein provides a full range of professional accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to businesses, employee benefit plans, individuals and non-profit organizations. We have been serving wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, retailers, professional ... Read more

Mission: At Shea Labagh Dobberstein our mission is to provide superior quality professional services to help clients improve their financial position and operations. The firm is committed to serving the public interest and to exceeding our clients’ expectations for service.

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  • You may already know that it's Friday and the first day of June, but did you know that it's also National Donut Day? In celebration, SLD employees were treated to a delivery of boxes of donuts this morning - yum! ☕️��☕️��☕️��

  • "Take Me Out to the Ball Game..." What a fun Friday evening for SLD's employees, and their friends and family! Drinks and appetizers at Victory Hall & Parlor were followed by the San Francisco Giants - Colorado Rockies game at AT&T Park.

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Shea Labagh Dobberstein – Why Work For Us?

Shea Labagh Dobberstein (SLD), one of the oldest and most well-respected accounting firms in San Francisco, provides a full spectrum of professional accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to privately-held businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations.

For over 70 years, the Northern California business community has recognized SLD for having the deep expertise and specialized resources of a national firm, coupled with the personalized attention of a San Francisco-based advisor.

A staff of 14 principals and over 90 professionals help SLD’s clients improve their financial capabilities through the following:

  • Deep expertise amassed through decades of client involvement across many industries. Many of SLD’s partners and managers have extensive and proven experience as alumni of national “Big Four” accounting firms.
  • An internal collaborative approach allows SLD to analyze client organizations from different perspectives and proactively identify opportunities to improve financial performance.
  • Clients experience continuity of staff due to a supportive, balanced work environment at SLD that has resulted in relatively low turnover at all staff levels. Dedicated client teams work with the same client over many years.
  • Advice clients can trust. SLD is composed of unbiased, independent accountants. Less than 10% of accounting firms in the US have the distinction of earning seven consecutive “unmodified” peer reviews without comments from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), meaning that they are adhering to strict quality control standards. SLD is proud to be one of this elite group.
  • Global reach. SLD’s alliance with DFK International gives clients access to resources around the world, including over 2,200 professionals nationally.

With a long history of exceptional service, SLD has developed extensive knowledge of the issues facing clients’ industries. SLD’s service approach is based on year-round, open and responsive communication. The firm is positioned to offer the best of both worlds: the deep expertise and dedicated resources of a national firm, with the personalized attention of a regional advisor.

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From the inception of our firm, there has been a commitment to providing our people with a supportive environment that respects the balance between work and personal life. We have the depth of experience of a national CPA firm, without the big firm impersonality, where you can share ideas and learn from your colleagues. Our diversity of clients and wide spectrum of services mean a multitude of opportunities for you to explore. Make a difference to our clients and your career today by joining us!

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    I have been working at Shea Labagh Dobberstein full-time (Less than a year)


    Flexible timings , growth opportunity and great team of staff.


    Bart commute is not good. SLD should provide work from home option.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Shea Labagh Dobberstein.


    Applied for the position online and SLD promptly got back to me requesting a phone interview. After the phone interview, I scheduled a second round of interviews at the office. I had three interviews that day with members of the audit staff.

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Shea Labagh Dobberstein Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 IPA Best of the Best Fastest-Growing Firm, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), 2017
  • 2017 IPA Best of the Best Firm, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), 2017
  • 2017 IPA 200 Firm, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), 2017
  • 2017 IPA 200 Fastest-Growing Organic Growth Firm, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), 2017
  • Firm of the Year, DFK International, 2017
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