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. 


  • 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


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."


  • "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

Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeping

A client of Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. is seeking a part-time administrative assistant to perform general administrative duties and light bookkeeping. Approximately 20-30 hours per week. Please submit your resume by filling out our website form to the right. 

Entry Level Staff Accountant

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


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA candidate (150 hours)
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Intern experience with a public accounting firm a plus


  • To prioritize work to meet adapting deadlines
  • To work on multiple projects simultaneously

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 or fill out the form to the right. 

Maplewood Office

No positions available at this time.

Edina Office

No positions available at this time.

Red Wing Office

No positions available at this time.