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Startup Accounting & Tax Specialists in New York City

Kruze Consulting handles all things Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax for over 800 startups.
Vanessa Kruze, CPA Founder and CEO of Kruze Consulting
Vanessa Kruze, CPA
Founder and CEO

Tax services for startups are our niche, our passion, and high growth is where we excel. We offer financial and accounting services in New York City and in technology company hubs all over the US for 800+ fast growing Seed, Series A, and Series B companies.

Founder & CEO Vanessa Kruze is a CPA, Deloitte Tax alumni, and former Controller of a 120+ FTE startup. Kruze COO Scott Orn is a Kellogg MBA, former VC Partner and investment banker. Our FP&A team helps our clients prepare budgets and projections for fund raises and is lead by a former venture capitalists and operating executive. Our Staff Accountants and Controllers come from the Big 4 and top venture capital backed startups.

  • Interim and part-time CFO
  • Outsourced accounting and bookkeeping services
  • Startup Annual Taxes, including New York State tax returns
  • R&D tax credits and other tax deductions
  • Payroll
  • Human Resources
  • Financial Projections and Reporting
  • 409A Valuation
  • Corporate tax preparation for funded, early-stage companies

Kruze’s Expert Startup Tax CPAs and New York

Kruze is committed to New York City’s startup scene, bringing Silicon Valley tax, CPAs and expertise to NYC based startups. Kruze’s team is highly experienced helping seed and VC-backed companies navigate New York State and City level tax and compliance needs (see our New York tax compliance deadline calendar below).

With hundreds of VC-backed startups in NYC and beyond, the Kruze team of CPAs and accounting professionals has the knowledge to help funded startups. As the venture capital ecosystem in New York has grown, so has Kruze’s NYC client base. Per PitchBook data, New York City startups continue to raise ever-bigger amounts of VC funding at ever higher and higher valuations. A qualified tax CPA like Kruze can likely help these companies save millions per year in payroll taxes through tax credit advice.

Your Strategic Tax Partner in New York City’s Startup Ecosystem

In the fast-paced world of New York City’s startups, managing tax obligations with precision and foresight is crucial. At Kruze, we offer unparalleled tax advisory services that cater specifically to the diverse and ever-evolving needs of NYC startups. Our team of seasoned tax professionals is equipped to guide your business through the maze of state, city, and federal tax deadlines, ensuring compliance and optimizing your financial strategy.

Why Partner with Kruze for Your NYC Tax Needs?

  • Comprehensive Tax Expertise: From the initial January deadlines for New York State and City estimated tax payments to the crucial year-end filings, our tailored advice covers every aspect of your startup’s tax calendar.
  • Proactive Planning: Leverage our deep knowledge of NYC’s tax events to stay ahead of filings like the NY State Payroll Taxes Form NYS-45, and optimize your tax positions with strategic planning for R&D tax credits and more.
  • Navigating NYC’s Tax Landscape: We understand the nuances of operating in New York City, from the General Business Corporation Franchise Tax to local payroll tax requirements, ensuring that your startup navigates these obligations seamlessly.
  • Technology-Driven Solutions: Utilize our cutting-edge tools and software to streamline your tax processes, enabling more time to focus on growth and innovation in the competitive NYC market.

2024 New York City Tax Calendar: Stay Ahead with Expert Guidance

Our detailed NYC tax calendar provides a clear roadmap of over tax deadliness specific to New York City startups. From quarterly estimated payments to the critical April 15th deadlines and beyond, we ensure you never miss a beat.

Tailored Strategies for NYC Startups

Whether you’re navigating the early stages of your startup journey or scaling at an accelerated pace, our strategic tax advice is designed to support your goals. In the bustling startup landscape of New York City, where every decision can impact your path to success, Kruze is your trusted advisor for all things tax.

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New York Tax Compliance Calendar

Concerned about your 2024 Tax Deadlines?
We've done the work for you with these 2024 Tax Compliance Calendars.

Our Services


Interim CFO

Human Resources

Financial Modeling

Tax Audit

Best Practices

Reg CF Review Practices

R&D Tax Credits

409A Valuation

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Kruze Consulting New York
145 W. 30th Street FL 7
New York, NY 10001
(646) 846-5801
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Accounting, Finance,
Tax & HR for Startups


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$250M+ VC Funding Raised

"I had a great experience working with Kruze Consulting when we raised Series A. They know what VCs need to see, and how to present a startup’s books and finances. If you are going to raise venture capital, you need experts like Kruze."
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Startup Venture Capital Assistance

With former venture capitalists on staff, our team is here to help you navigate the fundraising process and manage your board of directors

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Scott Orn
COO | Former VC
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Healy Jones
VP FP&A | Former VC

Scale Remote Operations & Team

"Kruze has supported us above and beyond basic accounting needs by ensuring we have everything we need to expand and support our team wherever they may be located"
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Zack Fisch

Head of Operations & Legal

Clients who have worked with Kruze have collectively raised over $15 billion in VC funding.

We set startups up for fundrising success, and know how to work with the top VCs.

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Vanessa Kruze, CPA
Founder & CEO
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Experienced team helping you

Our account management team is staffed by CPAs and accountants who have, on average, 11 years of experience.

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VP of Accounting Services
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SUT/R&D Sr. Tax Accountant
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Beth Bassler
Controller, CPA
Protara Therapeutics

Grew from a 2-person startup to a NASDAQ listed public company.

"The Kruze team helped us grow from a 2-person startup to a NASDAQ listed public company in 2 years. We wouldn’t have gotten public without Kruze’s support. Anyone thinking of launching a startup should make Vanessa their first call!"
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About Us

A CPA Firm Specialized in Startup Accounting & Finance

A CPA Firm Specialized in Startup Accounting & Finance

Startups are our niche, and our passion. Our clients have raised over $15 billion in VC funding. We are one of only a few outsourced accounting firms that specialize in funded early-stage companies - we only offer financial and tax services to fast growing startups in the Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B and Series C stages.

The Right Accounting Partner for Your Startup’s Next Round

The Right Accounting Partner for Your Startup’s Next Round

We know how to de-risk your startup’s next venture capital round. Our team makes sure you are ready to fly through your next VC’s accounting, HR and tax due diligence. And when you use us as your bookkeeper, we set up and keep up-to-date a due diligence folder so you can get that next round of fundraising.

A Leader in Cloud Accounting Software

A Leader in Cloud Accounting Software

Our practice is built on best of breed cloud accounting software like QuickBooks, Netsuite, Gusto, Rippling, Taxbit, Avalara, Brex, Ramp and Deel. Technology makes us more efficient, saving our clients money and letting us offer higher value services like FP&A modeling, 409A valuation, and treasury advice. Startups deserve to work with CPAs using modern software.

Trusted by Top Venture Investors

Trusted by Top Venture Investors

Top angel investors and VCs refer Kruze because they trust us to give the right advice. Our clients are portfolio companies of top technology and Silicon Valley investors, including Y-Combinator, Kleiner, Sequoia, Khsola, Launch, Techstars and more. With us, your books and taxes are in order when it’s time to raise another round of venture financing.

What types of startups does Kruze Consulting usually work with?

What types of startups does Kruze Consulting usually work with?

Kruze Consulting works with funded Delaware C-Corps. Our clients have secured Pre-Seed to Series C or Series D funding. We look to partner with our clients, going beyond the typical outsourced accounting relationship and seeking to provide a higher level advisory role. We feel honored to be a part of making the world a better place, even if it’s one debit and credit at a time.

Accounting, Finance, Taxes, & Payroll all in one solution

Accounting, Finance, Taxes, & Payroll all in one solution

Startup CFO services, startup accounting and bookkeeping services, startup annual taxes, expense reports, payroll, state sales taxes: we've got you covered. Our software provides custom tailored dashboards that can be provided weekly or monthly, depending on your preference and plan. Founders are often so busy building their company that they don’t have time to take care of their finances. Traditionally, these companies have had to work with a basket of people to get their work done, including bookkeepers, accountants, AP clerks, CFOs, consultants, and tax accountants. At Kruze Consulting, our founders have one point person, saving time and money.

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