SSF is seeking Tax Associates to join the fast-growing and very highly regarded Venture Capital (“VC”) tax practice group in our San Mateo office. The San Mateo VC tax practice is national in scope, serving primarily early stage venture fund and related entity clients in San Francisco/Silicon Valley but also in Southern California as well as in New York, Boston, Chicago and elsewhere in the U.S. The location of the San Mateo office is quite favorable, as 40-50% of all US venture capital activity is engaged in by venture firms located within 25 miles to the north or south of San Mateo. Connecting directly with our many clients in Southern California is enhanced by the close location (5 miles from the San Mateo office) of the San Francisco International Airport, with a flying time to LA and Orange Country of only an hour.
Tax work will include:
- tax return preparation
- tax research
- other related duties (i) primarily for venture capital-related partnerships (and LLCs), and also (ii) with substantially less frequency, for C and S corporations.
Client interaction, consisting primarily of phone and e-mail contacts, is definitely a significant contemplated activity and a marvelous growth opportunity for the ideal candidate. There is also substantial exposure to U.S. tax reporting requirements applicable to the existence of non-US investments, investors and entities in investment partnerships. And there is also an anticipated rapid learning curve attributable to the opportunity to work with SSF’s extremely talented VC tax specialists in providing tax compliance and consulting services to our venture clients.