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an award-winning
accounting & consulting
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9 out of 10 clients would recommend Smith Schafer services.

Smith Schafer received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 85.3% of their clients, which is significantly higher than the 2019 industry’s average of 45%.

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John W. Edson, CPA/ABV/CFF, CMA, CVA

Tax & Business Valuation Principal

John Edson headshot“I cannot imagine doing anything else. Working with closely held businesses and their owners to increase their wealth is exciting. I enjoy seeing a business start, progress through its life cycle and return benefits to the owners.”

Latest Blog Post

GUIDE: Transportation Industry Benchmarking

Is your transportation company performing as well as its industry peers? You reviewed your financial statements from your accountant, and you are making money.

3 Ways to Make Cash Flow a Priority in your Construction Company

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant changes to the construction industry and has forced them to reevaluate many factors affecting their businesses. Making cash flow strategies a priority is something every construction or contractor company owner needs to keep in the forefront of their mind.

Calculation of Value: Why it’s important for your Business

COVID-19 has been a trying time for businesses and may be the right time to take advantage of business transition opportunities. With the current economic situation, gifting programs should be evaluated because of lower company values.

Why Clients Choose Us

Have enjoyed good service for over 30 years.

 - R & W Fleming Corporation

Our service is always exceptional and never have to second guess the answers.

 - EnergyPrint, Inc.

Smith Schafer has provided second to none service and value to my business and personal accounts for over 30 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched by any other accounting firm I have encountered over all these years.

The relationship we have built over the years with the staff at Smith Schafer & Associates is one that can never be replaced. They are quick with helping us figure anything out, always willing to pick up the phone and walk us through any problem we are having. Also they are just all so friendly and kind!

I have worked with Jason Boynton for several years. He has consistently provided exceptional service and advice always delivered in a timely, pleasant manner.

Smith Schafer always makes everything go smoothly. They were recommended to us by our community bank. We have been using their services for many years for our small business and personal taxes. We always feel well taken care of and that we are receiving the best advice, direction, information and tax preparation."

- The Dog Perk Corporation

Smith Schafer always provides great information for our business. They are thorough with our accounting and financial planning. We have leaned heavily on them with interpretation of the PPP Loan and COVID-19 planning. They have been instrumental in our success and are always very knowledgeable and quick to respond to any of our questions."

Smith Schafer has provided second to none service and value to my business and personal accounts for over 30 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched by any other accounting firm I have encountered over all these years."

The relationship we have built over the years with the staff at Smith Schafer is one that can never be replaced. They are quick with helping us figure anything out, always willing to pick up the phone and walk us through any problem we are having. Also they are just all so friendly and kind!"

We love our CPA team at Smith Schafer. They have helped us navigate many personal and business decisions."

Smith Schafer is very dedicated to their clients and always has their best interests in mind. They are very knowledgeable and thinking ahead to what the clients may be needing in the future. We would highly recommend Smith Schafer to our family and friends."

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