2020 Vault Rankings
“Working with kind and smart people in an amazing and supportive environment”
“Flexibility, extensive PTO, work/life balance”
“Huge attention to development and growth”
“Demanding nature of work”
“Salaries (high cost of living in San Francisco)”
“Elite client niche”
“Strong technical firm
“Great regional firm with thoughtful leadership”
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. Tax planning services make up the biggest chunk of the firm's earnings, bringing in 60 percent of its more than $90 million in revenues; audit and assurance made up 31 percent, while advisory and other services contributed 9 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 member 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.
1801 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 845-8100
Employer Type: Private Partnership
Managing Partner: Brian M. Kreischer
2019 Employees (All Locations): 421
Palo Alto, CA