Vanessa Kruze, CPA, is founder and CEO of Kruze Consulting. Her firm, founded in 2012 and based in San Francisco, works with more than 700 startups and assists with accounting, taxes, finance and human resources. Vanessa is one of the top startup accounting and finance writers on Quora, and is also contributes to Accounting Today and other accounting and finance publications.
Prior to founding Kruze Consulting, Kruze worked at Deloitte Tax and as the controller of a $20 million/120+FTE startup.
Thu, 15 September 2022
Kruze Consulting named one of the best accounting firms to work for in 2022.
Thu, 20 January 2022
10 Things to Get Ready for before Tax Season
Nobody likes tax season - even unprofitable startups have to file returns. And that means paperwork, competent financials…time startup CEOs could be spending growing their business.
Wed, 5 January 2022
A Guide to Tax Returns for Seed Stage Startups
It’s tax season once again and for seed stage startup founders, there’s a lot to know. At Kruze Consulting, our tax experts work with early stage companies through all stages of the tax process. Here are the most commonly asked questions we get from founders.
Tue, 1 June 2021
How Much Do Accountants Charge Startups or Small Businesses?
All small businesses and startups need to have good accounting practices in place. Not only is having good accounting, budgeting, tax preparation, and tax compliance crucial, but they can make or break a business.
Sun, 7 March 2021
Compilation vs Review vs Audit
If you’re a startup, chances are at some point your investors have asked you to provide “Audited GAAP Financials” for your next fundraising event. However, few investors truly understand the cost and time involved in providing Audited GAAP Financials.
Mon, 24 August 2020
What should I keep my company's accountant abreast of?
Nothing is worse than surprising your accountant with information that could've helped you avert a hefty tax fine or a last-minute crisis. We've put together a quick list of things you should tell your accountant ahead of time.
Tue, 24 September 2019
10 Reasons Why Startups Can’t Use Their Payroll Provider for 1099s
1099s are a pain - somewhat mindless paperwork every startup needs to send to their contractors and many vendors like law firms.
My business’ California Registration was rejected because there is already the same business name in use, what should I do?
Startup Law: What can you do if a contractor (who you have already paid) is avoiding your requests to sign a W9?
What KPIs do major venture capital firms track in quarterly information requests from portfolio companies?
Should I change my startup's tax year to a fiscal year end, eg June 30th instead of December 31st? What are the benefits and drawbacks to doing so?
For startup inc (DE incorporation) with annual revenue $30k, how much it cost federal income tax, state income tax, and CFA fee to file tax returns?