Entry-Level Professionals

Picture Yourself Here

Hood & Strong is not just a great place to start your career, it’s a place where you and your career can flourish. Partners and managers are always nearby and available to assist and advise you, discuss your career goals, and mentor you. Hood & Strong is a place where you can cultivate your skills and become a skilled accounting professional.

We seek individuals who are academically strong, confident, personable and self-motivated. We offer continuous challenges, advancement opportunities and the support necessary for both personal and professional development.

Core Firm Values

Perspectives from the Team


What do you like about working at Hood & Strong?

I really like that I get to work one-on-one with partners on some engagements. Based on what I’ve seen at other firms, that’s very rare. Usually there are so many levels between team members and partners, so I really like that I can learn from them and ask questions. The partners at Hood & Strong really care about you and want you to be successful.

I think a job in public accounting, and specifically a job at Hood & Strong, is really good for someone starting their career. One big benefit for me was the firm’s Not-For-Profit Service Group, which affords team members the opportunity to work with organizations that make a difference. It’s nice to know that your work really does help an organization.

— Claudia Perez-Valdez, Audit Senior

Read the full blog article: The Appeal of Public Accounting

Claudia Perez-Valdez

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

Deborah Lee

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

Lauren Tung-Cook

Campus Calendar

We regularly participate in career fairs, on-campus interviewing, and meet-the-firm events at the following Bay Area colleges and universities:

  • University of San Francisco
  • Golden Gate University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • Santa Clara University

If we do not visit your school, or you miss us on campus, please apply directly through our website.