Bob Filip

Bob Filip

Tax Office Managing Partner


BDO Seattle Office



Executive Summary

Bob Filip is the Tax Office Managing Partner for Seattle. He has over 25 years of professional experience serving clients of all sizes in a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology (both hardware and software), residential construction, heavy manufacturing, forest products, retail, and consumer products. 
Bob worked for two Big Four firms and a global tax-only consulting firm prior to joining BDO Seattle. During this time, he led diverse engagement teams to develop and deliver strategic, operational and technical tax services. Bob is experienced with federal, state, and international tax, as well as mergers and acquisition (M&A) and ASC 740 issues, and provides both practical and technical assistance in these areas. Among the services he offers clients are:
  • Tax compliance services, including federal, state, and international filings, for a wide range of companies, from start-ups to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registrants and international entities
  • Tax controversy services related to individual, corporate, and pass-through issues, as well as research and development (R&D) credits, Section 199, Section 263A, and accounting methods filings at the exam and appeals levels
  • ASC 740 preparation, review and consulting, including quarterly and annual tax provision, acquisition integration, valuation allowance assessment, documentation and reversal support, and ASC 740-10 documentation (FIN 48)
  • Initial public offering (IPO) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) preparedness assistance and deficiency remediation services

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants


M.P.A., Taxation, San Diego State University
B.A., Business Administration, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh