Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP at a Glance

Uppers

  • “The people—everyone is fun, smart, and easy to work with”
  • “Interesting client base”
  • “Flexibility regarding schedule”

Downers

  • “Long hours and high stress at certain times of the year”
  • “Substandard benefits”
  • “Not the name recognition of working at a Big 4 firm”

The Buzz

  • “Great regional firm for tax”
  • “Local focus with limited learning opportunities”
  • “Mid-tier”
  • “Average, smaller clients, works well with other firms”

About Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP

THE SCOOP

Passion in Palo Alto 

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP specializes in providing accounting services to clients considered to be leaders in their industries. This includes many pioneers in Silicon Valley, and according to Frank Rimerman, the firm embodies these pioneers' "same entrepreneurial spirit." The firm, whose motto is "passion works here," has offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and St. Helena, Calif., as well as a satellite office in New York City. Tax planning services make up the biggest chunk of the firm's earnings, bringing in about 60 percent of its $70 million in revenues; audit and assurance made up approximately 30 percent, while advisory and other services contributed about 10 percent. Most of Frank, Rimerman's corporate clients are involved in real estate, professional services, venture capital, distribution, and agriculture. Thanks to its presence in Silicon Valley, the firm also counts tech startups and venture-backed, growing companies among its clients.  

The firm's roots go back to 1949 when a pair of Franks-Frank Rimerman and Robert Frank-founded the firm. When Rimerman retired, his son Thomas took over as managing partner. In 2000, Tom Rimerman stepped down and Bryan Polster took the reins. In 2014, Polster was succeeded by Brian M. Kreischer, who, in addition to being managing partner of the firm, is a member of the international board of directors for Baker Tilly International, and past chair of the AICPA National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Technical Symposium Planning Committee, and past chair of the Finance Committee for the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. 

Frank, Rimerman has three subsidiaries. Frank, Rimerman Consulting stays busy in Silicon Valley, offering technology consulting services to fast-growth companies. Frank, Rimerman Advisors LLC serves affluent individuals, offering customized financial advice and investment management services. And since Northern California is synonymous with the fruit of the vine, Frank, Rimerman operates a wine business services practice, providing CPA services, market research, and business and financial advisory to premium wineries throughout the country.

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Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP

1801 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 845-8100
Fax: (650) 494-1975
www.frankrimerman.com

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private Partnership
  • Managing Partner: Brian M. Kreischer
  • 2015 Employees: 300

Major Office Locations

  • Palo Alto, CA

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