Karen J. BurnsAudit Partner
Karen Burns is an Assurance Partner with Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF), a leading regional CPA and business advisory firm, and Co-Founder of the East Bay Manufacturing Group (EBMG), an exclusive forum for C-level manufacturing executives.
Karen has over twenty years of experience providing financial and business consulting services to companies in a variety of industries, with a particular passion for the manufacturing and distribution sector. She has great depth of experience working with rapidly growing manufacturing companies, from start-ups to multigenerational family businesses, helping them to identify opportunities, challenges, and trends.
Karen identifies and works with clients on financial and tax opportunities that are consistently under-leveraged such as Enterprise Zone credits, research and development credits, derivative use and international accounting solutions. Such information is essential for companies to enhance growth, manage risk and supplement their bottom line.
Karen’s work, commitment and passion led her to establish the East Bay Manufacturing Group (EBMG), which provides a platform for networking and sharing industry specific thought leadership and best practices, to build strategic alliances and affiliations, to create innovative changes in the regional business culture, and to promote economic development among East Bay-based manufacturers – regardless of size and focus.
Karen is sought after nationally for her expertise in Manufacturing, 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.Download Bio Sheet