Smith Schafer offers competitive compensation, opportunities for professional development, flexible schedule options to allow for a work/life balance, and much more. Learn more about our benefits below.

Traditional Benefits

  • Employee Insurance
    We offer a wide variety of insurance options to help our employees find a plan that works for them and their families. We offer the following coverages: medical, dental, life, disability, accident, and critical illness.
  • Health Savings Account
    We provide a $120 per month employer contribution to our participant’s HSA account.
  • Cafeteria Plan
    The firm provides a health and dependent care FSA.
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match
    Smith Schafer provides a 401(k) plan with a semi-monthly 401(k) match and an annual profit-sharing contribution.
  • Personal Time Off & Paid Holidays
    We offer a competitive PTO plan, along with eight paid holidays.
  • CPA Exam Reimbursement
    We provide reimbursement for CPA exam preparation courses and exam fees. The firm also provides support in achieving professional qualifications such as CVA, ABV, etc.
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Non-Traditional Benefits

  • Flexible Schedule Options
    We offer modified work arrangements to support our team’s work/life balance.
  • Shorter Summer Hours
    36-hour workweeks in the summer months.
  • Technology Reimbursement
    We offer a technology reimbursement for home office equipment for those approved to work from home.
  • Paid Professional Development
    Smith Schafer is committed to the education and professional development of our team. We encourage our staff to pursue continuing education and specialized training through courses and seminars. The firm pays for all related CPE courses and training.
  • “Dress for your Day” Policy
    Our team members can dress for their day, meaning they can wear jeans on days they do not meet with clients or prospects. On days where client contact is expected, they will wear business casual or business formal attire as appropriate.
  • Client Loyalty Program
    We reward employees for doing business with our clients.
  • Medical/Parental Leave
    Full-time team members are provided up to 3 weeks of paid medical/parental leave.
  • Career Progression Program
  • Special Office Activities & All Firm Outings
  • Mental Health Initiatives
  • Health Club Membership Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Commission for Bringing in New Business
  • Free Snacks & Beverages
  • Catered Meals During Tax Season
  • Post Tax Season Party

Want to be part of a team environment that has helpful management and has been recognized as a Top Place to Work?

Why Work for Smith Schafer?

Smith Schafer has consistently earned a spot on the Star Tribune’s Minnesota Top Workplace list. This was made possible by each team member, whose commitment to best workplace practices, has made Smith Schafer great for over 50 years.

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