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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.

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PEOPLE FIRST

People are core to everything we do, from our employees to those who touch our business to our local community.

The list of core values reflects what is truly meaningful to us as a firm. They are the underpinning of Shea Labagh Dobberstein’s culture and help guide us in our work as we live them every day.

SLD’s Core Values

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
  • Medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage for employees
  • Voluntary medical, dental and vision for dependents
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Subsidized on-site gym membership
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Free Healthy Wednesday lunches
  • Chair massages during busy season
  • Sit-to-stand desks
TIME OFF WITH PAY
  • 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.
401(k) Plan
Self-directed 401(k) plan with employer matching plan.
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.
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, fun employee contests and prizes, and more!
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SLD offers many opportunities to develop your career. From trainings to conferences, there are endless opportunities to further yourself. A sample of the firm’s sponsored development offerings 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
  • Education Advancement Program
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SCHOOLS

US and International Schools that SLD’s professionals have graduated from...

Boston College
California Polytechnic State University
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Sacramento
Golden Gate University
Grand Valley State University
Harvard College
Hiram College in Ohio
John Marshall Law School
Johns Hopkins University
New York University
Rocky Mountain College
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s College of California
Saint Paul’s College
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Sonoma State University
Thunderbird School of Global Management
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Hawaii
University of Idaho
University of Illinois
University of Minnesota
University of North Alabama
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Texas
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Aichi-Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan
Assumption College, Manila, Philippines
Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India
Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, England
National Central University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

SPOTLIGHT

Christian Larsen

I started off as an intern at SLD and have had so much opportunity to grow here.

SPOTLIGHT

Sylvia Lin

“SLD is a great place to utilize my skills, and to challenge myself to deliver the best every day.”

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