The difference is our people

Our People, Their Stories

The #1 Rated CPA Firm on Glassdoor

overall rating of all Bay Area CPA firms.

EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS

STUDENTS & GRADUATES

SHEA LABAGH DOBBERSTEIN

OPPORTUNITY AWAITS

SLD offers the expertise of a large accounting firm in a family-like environment. We support the development and success of our professionals through training, mentoring and other opportunities that lead to a fulfilling career.

1944

Established in 1944

By the #s

100+

100+ Employees

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A Top 200 CPA firm

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BAY AREA LOCATIONS

By the #s

1944

Established in 1944

100+

100+ Employees

200

A Top 200 CPA firm

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BAY AREA LOCATIONS

DFK Firm of the Year
Inside Public Accounting 2017 Best of the Best logo
Inside Public Accounting 2017 Top 200 logo

Awards

Awards

DFK Firm of the Year
Inside Public Accounting 2017 Best of the Best logo
Inside Public Accounting 2017 Top 200 logo
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San Francisco

Locations

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San Mateo

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Walnut Creek

Locations

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San Francisco

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San Mateo

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Walnut Creek

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EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS

Are you driven to deliver exceptional client service?

Use your experience to reach new heights.

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STUDENTS & RECENT GRADUATES

Launch a successful career in accounting.

Associates at SLD will have the opportunity to work with our experts and on-site at clients, gaining exposure to a variety of services across a wide range of industries.

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Work-Life Balance

From the inception of our firm, there has been a commitment to providing our staff with a supportive work environment that respects the balance between work and personal life. This is achievable through generous time off policies, including five paid firm holidays annually in addition to regular holidays and PTO. Our numerous locations throughout the Bay Area mean employees can work closer to home and use the time saved commuting to work on more fulfilling activities. There are regular firm-sponsored celebrations and outings, where employees develop strong working relationships.

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HEALTH AND WELFARE
  • Medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage for employees
  • Voluntary medical, dental and vision for dependents
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Health screenings and coaching through SimplyWell
PAID TIME OFF (PTO)
SLD believes in the importance of a work-life balance and provides generous amounts of PTO, which may be used for any reason.
DESIGNATED PAID TIME OFF (DPTO)
Five paid firm holidays per year in addition to PTO.
PAID HOLIDAYS
SLD observes the following seven paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
ALTERNATIVE WORK SCHEDULE
Flexible work schedules for eligible employees during the summer months.
CPA REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
SLD will pay for the CPA exam and training for CPE credit; annual dues to approved professional organizations, such as state CPA Society and AICPA; as well as participation in CPA activities to enhance employees’ professional growth.
STAFF RECRUITMENT / REFERRAL BONUS PROGRAM
SLD will pay a bonus of up to $7,500 to staff, for referrals meeting established requirements.
NEW CLIENT BUSINESS GENERATION PROGRAM
The firm will compensate staff for new business.
INCENTIVE BONUS PLAN FOR EXEMPT EMPLOYEEs
Bonuses are paid annually for achieving performance goals.
FUN ATMOSPHERE
Ballgame outings, birthday celebrations, firm-wide parties and other social events, recognition programs, chair massages, volunteer opportunities, casual office attire and more!
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SLD offers many opportunities to develop your career. From trainings to conferences, there are endless opportunities to further yourself.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SLD offers many opportunities to develop your career. Just a sample of the firm-paid training includes:

  • In-house training: Instruction on specialized topics provided by the leadership team and guest lecturers
  • Conferences and training through SLD’s alliance with DFK, an association of independent accounting firms
  • The Rainmaker Academy, a two-year leadership and business development program
  • California Society of CPAs educational events and AICPA Conferences
  • Speaker events (i.e. Real Estate Roundtable, Mayors’ Economic Forecast…)
  • Webinars
CPA REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
The Firm provides reimbursement of professional licenses and membership fees.
EDUCATION ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM
The Firm will provide an interest-free loan covering tuition and book costs for tax, accounting and related university courses leading to an advanced degree which are in the area of the staff member’s specialization.
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Some of the US schools that SLD’s professionals have graduated from…

  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • California State University, East Bay
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Golden Gate University
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Southern California
  • Boston College
  • Harvard College
  • Hiram College in Ohio
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Paul’s College
  • Thunderbird Graduate School of Arizona
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of North Alabama
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Texas
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Washington
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