Elliot Binder

Elliot Binder

Tax Office Managing Partner; Income Tax Accounting West Regional Co-Leader


BDO San Jose Office



Executive Summary

Elliot Binder has more than 20 years of public accounting experience, providing tax consultation and compliance services to the technology industry including, but not limited to, software, hardware, life science/biotechnology, semiconductor, energy (green technology), and internet-based services. In addition, he has worked with clients in the consumer, manufacturing, public relations services, restaurant, and real estate industries.
Elliot has significant experience working with global public and private consolidated corporations and pass-through entities. He approaches clients proactively with planning and risk-reduction opportunities and multinational tax saving strategies. In addition, he has technical experience with preparing income tax provisions (ASC 740), uncertain tax position accounting and documentation, inbound/outbound international tax transactions, research and development (R&D) credits, merger and acquisition (M&A) due diligence for tax, multistate tax issues, tax controversy, and initial public offerings (IPOs). Elliot has helped his clients work through various tax provision issues, including APB 23 elections, acquisition accounting, valuation allowance considerations, goodwill impairments and other tax accounting needs.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


M.S., Taxation, Golden Gate University
B.A., Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting, University of California – Santa Barbara

Community Involvement

Greenbrook Eagle Foundation Fund, Treasurer