Bay Area-based Frank, Rimerman + Co. specializes in providing accounting services to industry-leading firms, including many Silicon Valley pioneers. The firm embodies its clients’ entrepreneurial spirit, and offers its staff growth opportunities like soft skill training, technical training, and the ability to rotate through the firm's departments. The firm emphasizes staff wellbeing, and offers mindfulness workshops, busy season yoga and meals, and ergonomic workshops and tools.
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Frank, Rimerman is looking for driven, detail-oriented team players who have strong communication skills, are eager to learn, and have a passion for accounting. Internships are very valuable, offering students hands-on experience, the ability to rotate through various departments, and a good picture of the firm’s culture and what a full-time position is like. For its full-time staff, Frank, Rimerman offers many career development opportunities, including the ability to move between departments, excellent and constant informal training, and access to seniors who are always willing to answer questions and help.
While hours can be long during the busy seasons, the firm encourages taking time off, a healthy work/life balance, and schedule flexibility. Vacation time i...
About the Company
Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP specializes in providing accounting services to clients considered to be leaders in their industries. This includes many pioneers in Silicon Valley, and according to Frank Rimerman, the firm embodies these pioneers’ “same entrepreneurial spirit.” The firm, whose motto is “passion works here,” has offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Palo Alto, St. Helena, and San Diego, California.
Most of Frank, Rimerman's corporate clients are involved in real estate, professional services, venture capital, distribution, and agriculture. Thanks to its presence in Silicon Valley, the firm also counts tech startups and venture-backed, growing companies among its clients.
The firm's roots go back to 1949 when a pair of Franks—Frank Rimerman and Robert Frank—founded the firm. When Rimerman retired, h...
- “When it’s busy, it’s busy, but there’s no need to find stuff to do when there’s a lull. The firm is very supportive of taking a minute to decompress or upskill during downtime.”
- “Though some long hours are required during certain seasons of the year, the firm really encourages taking time off and managing your personal aspects to encourage work/life balance. The firm offers a solid amount of PTO as well.”
- “Especially when compared to other accounting firms, our firm places a high value on overall quality of work/life balance. Even compared to other startups in the San Francisco Area, our firm does a good job of maintaining work/life balance.”
- “I was able to take a three-week vacation this summer without checking emails, which shows that you’re able to take time off at this company if you plan ahead. Employees generally work hard not to bother you on your PTO, weekends, and nights. I love that. Overall, work/life balance is pretty good. It's expected that it will be more work during the busier times, but there are also slower times. Also, employees are very forgiving and show grace. If you make mistakes, they work with you to learn from them and they don't hold it against you.”
Why Work Here
As a firm, our decisions are guided by our core values – showing up in a consistent way with each other, our clients and in our communities. We value long-term relationships with our clients. We also enjoy interacting with them often and guiding them through their business and financial complexities.
Getting Hired Here
- “My interview process was seamless. I had two interviews with the managing partners of my department. Both of them made me feel very comfortable and seen. I believe the ideal candidate for the firm is someone who is willing to learn. The firm can teach what you need to know. As long as you come open and willing to do the work, you will excel within the firm.”
- “The callback and interview process was definitely great and a little unexpected since we had to complete a series of questions regarding accounting and a picture find where you need to identify all the differences in the picture. I think the ideal candidate would be someone who is super passionate about this type of work, someone who can get things done on time, and someone who has an eye for detail.”
- “I love that our firm focuses more on finding the right fit culturally and values-wise vs technically. We believe we have the ability to develop people technically (and professionally and personally, of course), but our biggest concern is that we have people who value working with other people and building those relationships and connections. So, I appreciate that when new hires come in one of the reasons they say they chose us is because they felt like they were valued and seen as a human being and not a number or ‘asset.’
- “This firm’s interview methods were like no other, and that stood out to me. They wanted to get to know me and see if I had the qualities that would fit the firm’s culture. The firm wants to hire people who have drive, care about others, can communicate effectively, and can work well both on a team and on their own.”