Want to be part of a winning team that has been recognized as a Top Place to Work? 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

Flexible schedule options

Life insurance

Business development program

Cafeteria plan

Catered meals during busy season

401(k) plan with employer match

Annual firm outing & holiday parties

Personal paid time off (PTO)

Post busy season celebration

Paid holidays

Mentorship program

Flex spending accounts

Health Club membership reimbursement

Long and short term disability

CPA exam reimbursement


Awards & Recognitions

Smith Schafer is consistently recognized as a leading CPA firm in Minnesota. We continue to grow each year, and this recognition demonstrates the loyalty and commitment of our team members and clientsClick here to learn more about our Community Commitment.

  • Best Company to Work For, Minnesota Business Magazine
  • Best Place to Work in Southeastern Minnesota, Workforce Development
  • Top Workplace, Workplace Dynamics
  • Top 300 Accounting Firms in the Nation, Inside Public Accounting

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  • "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

Red Wing Office

No positions available at this time.

Rochester Office

Tax Manager

Smith Schafer is seeking a full-time Tax Manager to join our Rochester team. The successful candidate in this position will perform complex tax preparation and review, tax research and tax planning functions.   

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Staff Accountant

Smith Schafer is seeking a full-time Staff Accountant to service the needs in our tax/small business department. The primary purpose of this position is to prepare federal and state tax returns for individuals and businesses while providing prompt, accurate and timely service to clients. Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity to protect client interests.

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Twin Cities Office

No positions available at this time.