Published June 21, 2016
Volume 24, Number 6

Sensiba San Filippo Bringing Headquarters to Hacienda
Fast-Growing Accounting Firm Boasts Six Offices in Bay Area

Sensiba San Filippo Building
Sensiba San Filippo's new Hacienda headquarters.

By Jay Hipps

Sensiba San Filippo, a Bay Area accounting firm noted for its professionalism and high quality work environment, is moving its headquarters to Hacienda’s Inglewood Place development at 5960 Inglewood Drive at the beginning of July 2016.
“Sensiba San Filippo was recently recognized as one of 2015’s Top 20 Fastest Growing Accounting Firms in the United States by Accounting Today magazine,” says Jennifer Cantero, the firm’s marketing manager. “We are growing quickly and need room to expand.” Currently, the firm has 18 partners and a staff of over 125. In addition to their Hacienda headquarters, Sensiba San Filippo has offices in San Jose, San Mateo, Morgan Hill, Oakland, and San Francisco. The firm was founded in 1977.
“We believe in providing our clients with more than just a tax strategy or compliance reporting — we believe in helping people reach their financial goals and rest better, knowing that they have someone on their side,” Cantero says. “We help families plan for their financial future, assist businesses in reaching their revenue goals, and we support CEOs and business owners with backend tasks so they can focus on their passion. Our clients get the best of both worlds — the high quality of work comparable with much larger firms, with enough flexibility to cultivate the personal client/advisor relationship characteristic of smaller firms.”
Sensiba San Filippo has also been recognized repeatedly as a great place to work. The Bay Area News Group rated the company among the San Francisco Bay Area’s Top Workplaces of 2015, the second time the firm has been recognized in the list. Similarly, the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal have honored Sensiba San Filippo for the past five consecutive years with inclusion on the publications’ list of the Healthiest Employers in the Bay Area.
The firm’s positive attitude towards its employees is reflected in a current initiative to reconfigure all six of the company’s offices to create a more modern, flexible workspace, including adjustable desks for those who prefer to work while standing and the elimination of cubicles in favor of collaborative work stations.
“There’s all sorts of research out there that shows millennials prefer to work in a more collaborative environment and 64 percent of our employees, including three partners, are millennials,” says Cantero. “Their focus is on mobility, so we are taking our traditional office and cube structure and moving it more towards a collaborative setup. You can spend half of one day on one side of the office because that’s the team you’re working with and then the second half of the day in a quiet zone focused in on a project. You can sit, you can stand, or you can lounge. It’s much more adaptable to the way we all work.”
In addition to tax, audit and consulting services, Sensiba San Filippo’s expertise includes industry knowledge in manufacturing, distribution, agribusiness, technology, venture capital, real estate and construction. For additional information on the firm, access the company’s web site at www.ssfllp.com.


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