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Work at Kruze

What is the best part about working at Kruze?

  • The Team: we’re a diverse bunch, experts in our respective fields, and eager to help each other and clients. We hope that team members will work with Kruze for a minimum of 2 years to maintain a consistent relationship with our team members and clients. The relationships that are formed between our team members and our clients needs to be consistent.
  • The M&A Work: as a firm, we are blessed to assist with 2+ M&A transactions per month. You’ll get an opportunity to work with the Big 4 M&A teams, top tier law firms, and investment bankers. There is no better resume building opportunity!
  • Exposure to Many Clients and Industries: too often in the Accounting/Finance/Tax Industry, professionals become pigeonholed in a certain industry, whether that be SaaS, eCommerce, or Manufacturing. At Kruze, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients and find your passion. If you prefer to work with a specific industry, we can help pair you up with your interests and skill set.

What is the worst part about working at Kruze?

Now the yucky stuff.

  • Timecards: as an accounting firm, we do timecards. Not the funnest thing, but a very necessary evil. Because we operate a remote firm, we have no other way of managing the team’s workload, and we want everyone's schedule to be balanced. Because most of our work is done on a Fixed Fee, timecards let us know which projects are profitable. Recording by the end of the week (Friday night), at the very latest, is mandatory.
  • The M&A/VC diligence work: It comes straight out of left field and there is no planning for it. While we absolutely factor in some cushion to account for this, you might have to work late, or a weekend. With a lot of money at stake and tight deadlines, tensions can run high. Finally, M&A work also means having to expect and be comfortable with change: the vast majority of our clients start small, grow quickly, and get acquired or graduate to in-house accounting teams.
  • Exposure to Many Clients and Industries: while this is a benefit, it's also a drawback. There will often be competing requests from clients, none of whom realize that you work with other clients! It is critical that you communicate your boundaries with the client and the team frequently and ahead of time. For example, “I’m sorry but Im booked for the next two days, can I get this done for you on Friday?” and “Just a heads up, I’ll be on PTO in August for 2 weeks with no access to WiFi. If you need anything before then, please let me know with ample time. Otherwise, please feel free to reach out to Bob with any urgent questions while I'm away.”

Where is your headquarters?

We are based in San Francisco, but we’ve allowed for a remote/flexible working style beginning 3 years ago.

We have teammates all over the country and all over the world. As of Feb 2020, we had ex-pats in London, Croatia, and Paris.

Having a remote and flexible working style was the number 1 request from our team, and while it took some time to implement… we made it happen!

We like to get together as one whole team once a year. Last year we gathered at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.

What makes Kruze different from other Consultancies?

Three things make Kruze Consulting unique:

  • M&A Advisory: we are so very blessed to participate in 2+ M&A deals with major acquirers, often public companies. Everything that we do for our clients, from Day 1, is in anticipation of an M&A event. We also assist with 2+ venture capital fundraising events every month.
  • Tax: we offer Income Tax preparation, R&D tax credits, and State and Local Tax in-house.
  • We Care More

What are Kruze’s Values?

Kaizen

Kaizen

We promote the continuous improvement of our teammates, our clients, and our firm.

Integrity

Integrity

We conduct our work with openness, honesty, and integrity.

Innovation

Innovation

We seek to overcome challenges through unique and innovative solutions.

Intuitive

Intuitive

We seek to establish processes and systems that are clean, intuitive, nimble, and scalable.

Communication & Collaboration

Communication & Collaboration

We communicate and collaborate with our teammates and clients in a respectful and clear way, while not forgetting to have some fun along the way.

Data Driven Quality

Data Driven Quality

We use data to improve our client experience, measuring our accuracy, timeliness, customer satisfaction and more.

Enabling Customer Greatness

Enabling Customer Greatness

We care deeply about our startup clients, acting as trusted advisors and helping them change the world.

What is the Kruze Mission & Purpose?

Kruze is passionate about serving our clients through the creation of clear financial performance analysis delivered through excellent project management.

Our purpose is to support world class entrepreneurs as they innovate and disrupt incumbent industries through technology. We have many clients who are changing the world for the better, and we are honored to stand with them in their mission.

What is the Kruze 10 Year Vision?

By the Year 2030, Kruze seeks to be the elite provider of startup advisory services. There are over 15,000 Seed, Series A and Series B startups that have raised more than a million in funding in the US alone.

We’re not here to be the biggest, we are here to be the best.

What does the average work week look like?

After analyzing hundreds of timecards, we can say that the average full time Kruze Employee works a 40 hour work week, with 35 hours billable and 5 hours G&A. Over the course of a year, you will likely work 16.5 weekend hours: sometimes that's an hour every Sunday night, sometimes there’s a crunch Saturday. Unfortunately, there are moments of high workload, when a client is doing a life changing translation like and M&A exit or VC fund raise.

These are exciting to work on, but it’s difficult to predict when they will happen.

Tell me about the Kruze culture!

So much of our culture is rooted in our Core Values, but to give you a few more examples of how these values show up:

  • Diversity: we are a diverse community and value different backgrounds, ages, genders, lifestyles, and personalities. Balance makes our team successful.
  • Collaboration: The phrase “it takes a village” comes to mind. We take pride in sharing knowledge and best practices with each other.
  • Transparency: On Monday Mornings, we debrief and share with every team member on the previous weeks successes and failures.
  • Fooooood: We like to eat. We like to cook. We like to share pictures and recipes.
  • Wellness: Because of aforementioned love of food, we like to balance things out with wellness. To us, wellness is a healthy work life balance, enjoying social outings, sleep, meditation, time with family and friends, exercise, and games. We like to share our experiences with each other.

Given that Kruze is a remote company, do you ever get together?

Yes! Our last get together was in Las Vegas for 2 nights and 3 days at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. We bond. We learn. We eat. The pandemic has put a wrench in that, but we’re hoping to get back together again as soon as possible. (China Poblano, we miss you!)

Is there a “busy season”?

Yes, there are “busy seasons” for our team:

  1. If you are in our Accounting department, the first week of every month is the busiest.
  2. If you are in our Tax Department, April through September is the busiest.
  3. If you are in our State and Local Tax Department, January through June is the busiest.
  4. If you are in our Onboarding Department, January through March is the busiest.

What are some attributes of successful team members at Kruze?

Successful team members share the following attributes:

  • Self starter: at the beginning of each month, you’ll know your schedule and your goals. We are counting on you to follow through on the budget, scope, and deadline. If and when a hurdle appears, we will need you to research possible solutions, ask for advice from fellow teammates, and consistently follow up for a solution.
  • Great communicator: not everything will go to plan! A successful Kruze team mate manages up and manages down, setting clear expectations with the client and the team.
  • Delivers as promised: meets deadlines, no excuses.

How much does Kruze pay?

We are constantly assessing appropriate pay levels to be competitive with the market. Two excellent resources are:

  1. The Robert Half Salary Guide
  2. The Going Concern Compensation Report
Build Something Real

Build Something Real

At Kruze Consulting you'are not just a cog in the system, but an integral part of our company and our client's company

CFO Track

CFO Track

Dream of becoming a CFO? We'll put you on the right path.

Hands on Experience

Hands on Experience

Actually meet and work with the CEO's and companies who could be the next big thing.

Multiple Industries

Multiple Industries

Work with cutting edge robotics companies, biotech startups, fintech platforms, and dating apps.

Work with Premier Startups

Work with Premier Startups

Our clients come from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, StartX, Stanford, and Harvard.

Multiple Disciplines

Multiple Disciplines

Tax, Audit, Consulting, and Financial Modeling. You'll learn it all.

The Perks

Medical

Medical

Dental

Dental

Vision

Vision

Commuter

Commuter

Retirement

Retirement

PTO

PTO

Work Abroad

Work Abroad

CPA Courses + Bonuses

CPA Courses + Bonuses

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