Working at Hood & Strong

At Hood & Strong we offer our employees the opportunity to grow and succeed in today’s fast-paced and multi-faceted world of financial services, while also appreciating that you are an individual with personal interests, goals and responsibilities. We are large enough to offer our clients the breadth of services, resources, and expertise needed in today’s complex business environment, and small enough to give our employees the professional development and personal mentorship opportunities they deserve.

Hood & Strong maintains offices in San Francisco and San Jose, but we serve clients across the Bay Area, throughout the U.S. and around the globe. We offer a full range of audit, tax, and business advisory services to companies and organizations large and small, in industries including biotechnology, construction, manufacturing, government, technology, venture capital, health care, and education. Start-ups, established businesses, not-for-profit organizations and individuals call on us for our accounting and financial services expertise.

We are always looking for exceptionally smart, talented, dedicated, and friendly individuals to join our Bay Area team. In return, we offer you a rewarding career working with a great group of people at one of the nation’s most established and respected professional services firms.

Perks and Benefits

Generous vacation package
+ sick time

Four hours of PTO each month
to volunteer at the organization
of your choice

Matching 401k/Roth IRA
+ profit-sharing

Commuter benefits

All CPE is paid for by the firm, CPA materials available to staff at a reduced cost, 100% tuition reimbursement for an advanced degree

Seven-plus paid
holidays each year

Health, dental, vision, long-term
disability, and life insurance

Dress for the day

Firm Values

Perspectives from the team

How did Hood & Strong stand out from competitors, and what factors led you to accept the position?

Before I accepted the position at Hood & Strong, I shopped around with other firms. But after a closer look, I felt like I would be a cog in the machine at some of these larger firms. Especially when I interviewed with the Big Four and other regional firms, there was a very cookie-cutter process to their operations, and I felt like I really couldn’t connect with that environment.

Hood & Strong’s firm culture was something that really distinguished itself from other competitors. I remember when I first interned at the firm, I was super shy. But there were so many team members, like managers and the seniors, who were actively making me feel welcome and comfortable. I just felt a really great sense of community.

 Deborah Lee, Tax Staff

Read the full blog article: Why I chose Hood & Strong

Tell us about the mentorship program at Hood & Strong.

When you first start as a new hire at Hood & Strong, you are paired up with a mentor, usually someone who has been with the firm for a while and no more than a few levels above you, and still feels more like a peer, someone that you would feel comfortable approaching with basic questions about the firm, or if you want to bounce ideas off someone. It’s nice to have someone checking in on you to see how things are going and if you need any help. As time goes on, you are then paired with a partner or a manager who sort of facilitates the same type of environment with you, but with more of an emphasis on career growth and development.

 Lauren Tung-Cook, Audit Supervisor

Read the full blog article: Understanding public accounting: the trajectory from entry-level staff to supervisor

How has Hood & Strong been able to weather the storm of the many economic challenges throughout the firm’s 100-plus-years of operations, like COVID-19?

The firm is very dedicated to our employees’ well-being and making sure that they can work wherever they may be. They’ve instituted a policy of checking in with each other daily, through video calls and conferences, so that everyone has access to all the resources they need to work effectively remotely. The firm is very big on communication and supporting people through these uncertain times. We have employee assistance programs that people can take advantage of if they are struggling. We’ve also had all-hands meetings where people have a chance to see and interact with each other across all departments.

 Jennifer McDonald, Director of Firm Recruitment

Read the full blog article: What to look for in a comprehensive benefits package