Come to Smith Schafer. Go Far. 

Whether you have an interest in tax, small business consulting, audit and compliance, estate planning or not-for-profit consulting, Smith Schafer has the right niche for you. As an entry-level accountant or seasoned veteran, you can find your place at Smith Schafer. 

BENEFITS

  • Health insurance (medical and dental)
  • Life insurance
  • Cafeteria plan
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Personal time off (PTO) plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Free parking
  • Reimbursed CPE
  • Flex spending accounts
  • Long and short term disability 
  • Health club membership reimbursement

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

If your career goals include taking time to give back to your community, Smith Schafer has a fundamental dedication to community involvement and visibility. We regularly participate in fundraising activities for local organizations. Our people volunteer for a variety of not-for-profit boards and professional associations. Share your passion. We’ll listen.
  • "The best thing about working at Smith Schafer is the feel of a small firm, but the knowledge and expertise of a larger firm. Having four offices with extensive staff is nice when you need expertise on a certain subject and an individual is only a phone call away."

    Entry-level accountant

  • "Smith Schafer has taught me to be more confident. My co-workers trust me and my work and it's nice to feel important. It's great not to feel like an employee with a number, but an employee with a purpose."

    Senior accountant

  • "I thoroughly enjoy the work that is obtained through the different types of clients the Firm has established and maintains."

    Manager

  • "I like being part of a team that provides the quality of work that the Firm has gained a reputation for in the community."

    Entry-level accountant

Career Opportunities

Rochester Office

Senior Accountant

Smith Schafer and Associates, Ltd., a multi-office accounting & consulting firm, is seeking senior accountants with audit experience to join our audit teams in Rochester, MN.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Accounting or related field
  • CPA or CPA candidate
  • 2-5 years current experience with a public accounting firm
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with ProSystems software and QuickBooks is a plus

Abilities:

  • Plan and schedule engagements
  • Perform audit, review and compilation procedures including fieldwork as necessary
  • Prepare audit reports
  • Develop effective working relationships with clients and maintain client communication
  • Work in team environment with principals, manager and staff
  • Understand and effectively use current accounting and audit software application in completion of engagements with ability to train staff and troubleshoot software as needed
  • Research technical accounting issues

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a 35-40 person environment with the industry experience and knowledge of a large firm. Competitive salary and benefits package based on education and experience.

Please email your resume and cover letter to hr@smithschafer.com or fill out the form to the right. 

 

Staff Accountant

Smith Schafer and Associates, Ltd., a multi-office accounting & consulting firm, is seeking a staff accountant with tax and/or audit experience.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Accounting or related field
  • CPA or CPA candidate
  • 1-3 years current experience with a public accounting firm
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with ProSystems software and QuickBooks is a plus
  • Audit experience preferred

Abilities:

  • Prepare simple and intermediate level individual and business tax returns
  • Assist with tax planning
  • Compile financial statements
  • Work in team environment with principals, managers and staff
  • Understand and effectively use current tax and accounting software applications in completion of engagements with ability to train staff
  • Research technical tax issues

Competitive salary and benefits package based on education and experience.

Please email your resume and cover letter to hr@smithschafer.com or fill out the form to the right. 

 

Maplewood Office

Seasonal Tax Intern

Smith Schafer and Associates, Ltd., a multi-office accounting & consulting firm, is seeking a seasonal tax intern to join our tax and small business team. The primary purpose of this position is to prepare tax returns during the “busy season” of Smith Schafer.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Accounting or related field or in final year of program
  • Individual tax preparation experience with a public accounting firm is a plus
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with ProSystems Tax software and QuickBooks is a plus
  • Available for work during the months of January through mid-April 

Please email your resume and cover letter to hr@smithschafer.com or fill out the form to the right. 

 

Red Wing Office

Seasonal Tax Intern

Smith Schafer and Associates, Ltd., a multi-office accounting & consulting firm, is seeking a seasonal tax intern to join our tax and small business team. The primary purpose of this position is to prepare tax returns during the “busy season” of Smith Schafer.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Accounting or related field or in final year of program
  • Individual tax preparation experience with a public accounting firm is a plus
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with ProSystems Tax software and QuickBooks is a plus
  • Available for work during the months of January through mid-April 

Please email your resume and cover letter to hr@smithschafer.com or fill out the form to the right.