Elliot Binder

Tax Office Managing Partner; Income Tax Accounting West Regional Leader


BDO San Jose Office



Executive Summary

Elliot has more than 20 years of public accounting experience and serves as the Managing Partner for BDO’s San Jose office. Prior to joining BDO, Elliot spent a part of his career serving as a Director of Finance for a private Bay Area company. Elliot focuses on providing tax consultation and compliance services to technology companies including those in software, hardware, life sciences and biotechnology, semiconductors, solar (green technology), and internet-based services. 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 the technical experience necessary to address income tax provisions (ASC 740), purchase accounting, accounting for uncertain tax positions and audit documentation, inbound/outbound international tax transactions, research and development (R&D) tax credits, merger and acquisition (M&A) tax due diligence, multistate tax issues (e.g., income and sales and use tax), tax controversy, and initial public offerings (IPOs). Elliot has helped his clients work through various tax provision issues, including APB 23 elections, 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