Our History

Walter Hood and Addison Strong opened the firm’s doors at 625 Market Street in 1917 to serve the financial needs of growing San Francisco businesses and individuals. Just like today’s entrepreneurs, Walter and Addison saw a need and filled it: serving growing companies and individuals who were creating wealth, but who were not well-served by the established firms of the day. Today, Hood & Strong LLP is one of Northern California’s largest and most respected public accounting firms, providing assurance, business advisory, tax, and information technology services to privately held businesses, not-for-profit organizations and individuals throughout the United States.

Our San Francisco and San Jose offices are home to a team of more than 100 professionals, led by 15 partners who maintain an active involvement with every engagement. We are small enough to develop and maintain close working relationships with our clients — and large enough to provide you with the depth and breadth of services and expertise needed to navigate an increasingly complex financial and reporting landscape and achieve your business and financial goals.

We are proud of our legacy of success as a strong, independent firm built on a culture of service excellence, commitment to our clients and our community, and long-standing relationships based on trust and open communication.

Walter Hood
Addison Strong