Smith Schafer Summer Outing

Smith Schafer Outing

Twins Game

Smith Schafer staff enjoyed a night out at Target Field Friday night, June 19. Staff from all four of our office locations gathered to play games, cheer on the Twins and enjoy each other's company. 

2015 MSBOA Conference

MSBOA Conference

Smith Schafer Transportation Team had a wonderful time at the 2015 Minnesota School Bus Operators Association Summer Conference. It was a great opportunity to network with current clients and meet new faces in the transportation industry. 

Pictured: Marketing Coordinator, Amanda Schroeder, and Maplewood Audit Manager, Jill Schultz, at the conference golf tournament. 

Minnesota Capital Equipment Refund

Beginning July 1, 2015 Minnesota’s sales and use tax exemption on capital equipment will become an up-front exemption instead of requiring business to request a refund. Businesses will be required to complete and submit Form ST3, Certificate of Exemption, to the supplier of the equipment. 

Cambridge Medical Center Foundation Women's Golf Invitational

golf outing

Smith Schafer was proud to be a hole sponsor and participate at the Cambridge Medical Center Foundation Women's Golf Invitational Tuesday, June 9.

Pictured: Maplewood Tax Manager, Bridget Wheeler, Maplewood Principal, Dean Richards, and Marketing Coordinator, Amanda Schroeder.

Celebrating National Donut Day!

Enjoy a treat on National Donut Day 2015! :)

We celebrate a lot of silly holidays around here, but National Donut Day probably tops them all! 

The Importance of Internal Controls

Accountants define internal controls as the most important item a business can focus on to improve quality and reduce risk within financial reporting. Business owners define internal controls as time consuming, expensive processes with limited rewards.

Story Time

Adam is a nice, quiet employee who works day and night in his office. He never asks for help or causes any issues. Adam leaves the company and then you realize he had been stealing from the company for years and took full advantage of the lack of controls in place as he gained more and more responsibility and trust from management or owners. 

Succession Planning

5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Are you a business owner? If so, your business is likely the largest asset you own. If you are like many other business owners, you probably do not have much free time to think about succession planning. A plan for determining the future ownership of your business is not optional. Here are five things you should ask yourself when thinking about succession planning for your business.


MetroNorth Chamber Golf Outing

golf outing

Smith Schafer was proud to be a hole sponsor at the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament Wednesday, May 20. Smith Schafer has a fundamental dedication to community involvement and visibility. 

Pictured: Edina Staff Accountant, Kyle Spicer, enjoying networking with local businesses.

JDRF Rochester Walk Sponsor

Smith Schafer sponsored the JDRF Rochester Walk Sunday, May 17. The walk had approximately 700 participants and raised over $50,000.

Pictured: Rochester Office Manager, Shelly O'Groske, and her son Ryan and pup Lilly.

Client Satisfaction Survey

Is Smith Schafer meeting your needs? While we always welcome direct feedback on our performance, this online survey provides you with an easy, quick way for you to tell us whether we are meeting your expectations. Your satisfaction is our goal!