Best Accountants in San Francisco

Why These Accountants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Francisco Accountants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Boas & Boas

Since 1938, Boas & Boas has been serving San Francisco individuals and businesses with accounting services. The firm's tax services include tax planning and preparation, estate and trust planning, and business selling and buying tax assistance. The company also provides financial statement preparation, accounting system setup, computerized payroll services, personal financial statements, and litigation support. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

San Francisco, CA 94104


Ghirardo CPA

Ghirardo CPA is a full-service accounting, tax, and business firm based in Novato that has served the area for more than 30 years. The firm is a Northbay Biz 500 Company and is a ten-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work. The business gives back to the community by donating money and volunteer time to local and national charities including the Novato Youth Center, Make a Wish Foundation, North Bay Shakespeare, and Pacific Vascular Research Foundation.

7200 Redwood Boulevard
Novato, CA 94945


James J. McHale, CPA

James J. McHale, CPA, is a family-owned accounting firm that serves San Francisco and the nearby areas. The firm offers professional services to individuals and small businesses. Some of its services include tax management, estate and trust planning, tax preparation, and IRS representation. It also offers payroll services that implement a computerized system facilitating the timely processing of payments and preparation of tax returns. Jim McHale, the firm's founder, is a certified financial planner and has a real estate license, a property and casualty license, and a life and health license in California.

1739 10th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122


John P. Welch, CPA

John P. Welch, CPA serves individuals and businesses with accounting, tax, and bookkeeping services. The San Francisco accounting firm provides tax planning, QuickBooks support, IRS representation, estate and trust planning, college savings planning, and other services. John Welch has more than 20 years of accounting experience. Clients have praised the accountant for his accurate and thorough service.

San Francisco, CA 94102


Keeping Your Balance

Keeping Your Balance serves small San Francisco businesses with outsourced accounting and payroll services. The company, founded in 2005, has worked with more than 600 clients during its time in business. The firm's accounting services include bill and payment tracking, sales and use tax filing, payroll processing, bank account reconciliation, audit support, and other services. The company has worked with clients in a number of industries, including restaurants, professional business services, law firms, technology, and retail.

San Francisco, CA 94104


Mah & Company

Mah & Company provides accounting and tax services to individuals, small to medium businesses, business owners, executives, and trusts and estates. The business is a member of the American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants and is an Intuit Certified ProAdvisor. The owner has more than 20 years of accounting experience and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Financial Planning Association of San Francisco, and other organizations.

San Francisco, CA 94105


SF Bay Accounting

SF Bay Accounting is an accounting firm that serves San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Lead accountant Marilyn Drobenaire has more than 25 years of experience handling a wide array of accounting services that include auditing, banking, forensic accounting, tax preparation, and human resources. Throughout her career, Drobenaire has worked with start-up businesses, small-sized to mid-sized corporations, and non-profit organizations to help reach their financial goals. SF Bay Accounting also offers wealth management services for individuals with high net worth, overseeing their business and personal financial needs.

PO Box 23100
Pleasant Hill, CA 4523


Spott, Lucey & Wall, CPAs

Spott, Lucey & Wall, CPAs, is an accounting firm located in San Francisco. Serving clients in and around the area, the firm provides a complete array of tax consulting and attestation services, including general accounting and business income tax. Its specific fields of expertise also include handling multiple areas of international tax. In addition, the firm specializes in pre-immigration U.S. income tax planning. Spott, Lucey & Wall has over four decades of experience in providing services for local and international businesses and individuals.

601 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111


The Henry Levy Group

The Henry Levy Group is an accounting firm catering to the needs of individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout San Francisco. Founded in 1991, the company comprises accounting and tax professionals who are dedicated to helping clients manage their financial matters. They handle bookkeeping, A/P and A/R, financial statements, and cash management. They also provide year-round tax planning, tax projections, reform analysis, and entity planning. The Henry Levy Group is affiliated with EAI International, Rockridge District Association, and Pink Spots.

5940 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618


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