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Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP

1801 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 845-8100



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.

Company Stats


Employer Type




501-1,000 Employees


Featured Rankings

Vault Accounting 25


Major Departments

Business Tax


Major Office Locations

Palo Alto, CA


Employment Contact

Patti Gower, Recruiting Director (Full-time positions)

Vault Verdict

Frank, Rimerman is looking for hardworking, friendly, down-to-earth candidates who take initiative, are eager to learn and improve, and communicate well. The firm’s internship program gets very good reviews, with former interns lauding the rotational aspect of the program, the access to friendly and helpful full-time staff, and the time to explore the Bay Area. The one drawback insiders note is the lack of hands-on client experience. For its full-time staff, Frank, Rimerman offers numerous development opportunities, including a lot of formal and informal training, a “buddy program,” and “career counselors,” who are committed to helping staff grow and reach their goals.

Although busy season requires long hours, the workload is not as heavy as it is at some of the ...

About the Company

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP specializes in providing accounting services to clients considered to be leaders in their industries. The firm’s roots go back to 1949 when a pair of Franks—Frank Rimerman and Robert Frank—founded the firm. The California-based firm has offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Palo Alto, St. Helena, and San Diego, with additional satellite offices and remote teams across the country.

Most of Frank, Rimerman’s corporate clients are involved in venture capital, software and technology, life sciences, professional services, and real estate. Thanks to its presence in Silicon Valley, the firm also counts tech startups and growing venture-backed companies among its clients. Tax planning services make up 62 percent of its more than $178 million in revenues; assurance and advisory make up 34 percent, while advisory and...

Employee Reviews

  • “The firm is very understanding of any life situations and encourages taking time off, except for in busy season.”

  • “Busy season is tough, but it’s not nearly as tough as other firms. The firm gives associates four weeks of PTO, and as an individual gets promoted, they may receive more. The firm also has health and wellness benefits to promote well-being. Everyone is encouraged to rest and take time off.”

  • “During busy season we grind a lot, but it is never crazy like horror stories we hear from big firms (70+ hours). Also, busy season does not last that long, and we can go back to having great work/life balance after.”

  • “The firm does a good job with work/life balance. There is a lot of flexibility outside of busy season. They plan a lot of fun events throughout the year to make sure employees know they are being appreciated. They understand that work needs to get done but employees need time to relax, too.”

Why Work Here

Ready to work with the Top Talent in the Industry?  Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP is committed to being the premier accounting firm in Silicon Valley. We strive to create a work environment built on fairness, respect for one another, and pride in the firm we build. As a result, the firm attracts and retains top talent in our industry.

Growth Potential? The Sky is the Limit
. Our employees are our most valuable asset. 39 of our 50 partners either started their career at Frank, Rimerman or grew into their partner role while working here. As a firm that primarily promotes from within, we focus on developing employees to become our future managers and partners. We support and empower our people to shape a career they can feel passionate about.

Getting Hired Here

  • “I interviewed with about five people at various levels which, to me, shows the firm’s dedication to a well-rounded hiring process. The firm’s ideal candidate is someone who takes initiative, is friendly to others, is eager to learn, is coachable, and communicates well. Often, candidates were very involved in college activities, especially relating to accounting.”

  • “It was incredibly easy to apply, interview, get an offer, and get onboarded at the firm. An ideal candidate is someone who is pursuing their CPA license and has a degree in accounting.”

  • “Interviews include several rounds of talking to employees at different levels. This helped me gain a better understanding of people at all levels. I believe the firm is looking for employees who want to learn and are willing to put in the effort. I feel there is less of a focus on degrees, grades, and prior experience than the attitude of the person they could be working with in the future.”

  • “FRCO’s interview process was very down-to-earth. The interviewers care about the individual and getting to know you instead of asking if you know journal entries. They care about the individual because they know that you will learn the other stuff as you work, but finding down-to-earth and friendly individuals is best.”

Perks & Benefits

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