About Karen J. Burns

Karen Burns is an Assurance Partner with Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF), a leading regional CPA and business advisory firm. Karen has nearly 30 years of experience providing financial and business consulting services to companies in a variety of industries, with a particular passion for the manufacturing and construction sectors. She has great depth of experience working with rapidly growing construction companies, from start-ups to multigenerational family businesses, helping them to identify opportunities, challenges, and trends. Karen is sought after nationally for her expertise in Construction and is frequently leveraged by media for content and perspective on industry trends and best practices. Most recently she was interviewed by such media sources as Marketwatch, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, San Francisco Business Times, San Jose Mercury News, and Manufacturing Digital. Karen was also awarded the YWCA TWIN Award in 2003 and 2011, named one of the “Women to Watch” by CalCPA in 2010, and recognized as one of the “Most Influential Women of the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Managing Cash Flow in the Age of Supply Chain Disruption

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 exposed global supply chain vulnerabilities begging the question about how to ensure stability and resiliency in the future. Wherever your business sits on the spectrum, from manufacturer to consumer, this is likely to be [...]

By |2021-11-04T13:40:11-04:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Audit, Blog, COVID-19, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution|0 Comments

COVID-19 Updates & Resources for Manufacturers

SSF is a proud sponsor and cofounder of AMBayArea. AMBayArea is committed to supporting the manufacturing community during these challenging times. They will continue to vet information and provide the latest updates, resources and Thought Leadership articles for manufacturers at ambayarea.org/covid19update. [...]

By |2020-03-25T18:15:01-04:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Manufacturing & Distribution|Comments Off on COVID-19 Updates & Resources for Manufacturers

How New Labeling Rules Might Impact the Food and Beverage Industry … in a Good Way

In an effort to create greater transparency, accountability and traceability in the food industry, Congress passed two game-changing pieces of legislation in 2016. As the first major change to labeling requirements in nearly 20 years, food and beverage companies [...]

By |2019-10-18T19:33:27-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Food & Beverage, Karen J. Burns, Tax|Comments Off on How New Labeling Rules Might Impact the Food and Beverage Industry … in a Good Way

What the New Lease Standard Means for the Food and Beverage Industry

As a business owner, you likely started your business because of a great product and a passion for your craft. Whether innovating the production of chocolate or sharing your family’s bread recipe with the world, analyzing accounting standards and [...]

By |2021-11-10T12:47:50-05:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Food & Beverage, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution|Comments Off on What the New Lease Standard Means for the Food and Beverage Industry

The Future of Manufacturing: New Regulations

The Future of Manufacturing New regulations and the organizations working to make it better In July 2017, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released the results of a joint study on the US public perception of manufacturing.  Believe it [...]

By |2021-09-09T12:43:09-04:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Audit, Blog, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution|Comments Off on The Future of Manufacturing: New Regulations

2017 Food and Beverage Innovators

(FULL EVENT TRANSCRIPT) On April 26, 2017, the San Francisco Business Times held a forum to discuss the sustaining strength and continuing innovation in food and beverage manufacturing in the Bay Area with a group of executives from local [...]

By |2017-06-23T20:57:43-04:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Food & Beverage, Karen J. Burns|Comments Off on 2017 Food and Beverage Innovators

Private Company Council

Private Company Council What has the PCC done for your business lately? It’s tough being a midmarket business. Accounting and reporting requirements can be a significant burden for start-ups and companies without the vast human and financial resources of larger [...]

By |2021-11-10T17:40:14-05:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution|Comments Off on Private Company Council

Forever Influential Women

Karen Burns Named as One of the “Forever Influential Women” in Bay Area Business Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF), a leading Northern California-based CPA and business-consulting firm, is proud to announce that Assurance Partner Karen Burns has been recognized [...]

By |2019-01-22T13:54:42-05:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Karen J. Burns, News|Comments Off on Forever Influential Women

Made in the Bay Area 2015

San Francisco Business Times Made in the Bay Area: Secrets of Manufacturing Innovators (FULL TRANSCRIPT) On September 9, 2015, the San Francisco Business Times sat down to talk about the future of manufacturing in the Bay Area with a [...]

By |2017-06-22T15:41:39-04:00October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution|Comments Off on Made in the Bay Area 2015

Food and Beverage Innovators 2015

San Francisco Business Times Food and Beverage Innovators (Full Transcript) On June 17, 2015, the San Francisco Business Times held a forum to discuss the sustaining strength and continuing innovation in food and beverage manufacturing in the Bay Area [...]

By |2021-08-23T18:47:01-04:00October 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Food & Beverage, Karen J. Burns|Comments Off on Food and Beverage Innovators 2015
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