Accounting Services Supervisor

Posted 3 months ago



Smith Schafer & Associates is currently seeking an Accounting Services Supervisor to join our team and delivery accounting and payroll related solutions to our clients. The range of responsibilities include, but not limited to, overseeing the delivery of accounting and payroll related solutions to Smith Schafer & Associates clients, managing projects in our payroll and accounting services department, providing consultation to employees and clients, and conducting accounting and payroll research and ensuring compliance. This position will also supervise staff and senior accountants and provide coaching and training to support development and career success. The person in this role will continue to learn, understand, and effectively use current accounting and payroll software applications when completing assignments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Processes client payroll, general ledger, bank reconciliations, financial statements, etc.
  • Implements best practices, accounting, and client service techniques.
  • Understands and effectively uses current payroll and accounting software applications in completion of engagements.
  • Assists with business development efforts by meeting with prospective clients and evaluating current client needs and services.
  • Participates in firm-wide marketing initiatives and efforts and is involved in professional and community activities.
  • Supervises staff and senior accountants and seasonal interns.
  • Provides coaching and training to support development and career success for staff and senior accountants and seasonal interns.
  • Ensures all client deliverable (financials, reports, tax filings, etc.) are completed in an accurate, professional, and timely manner.
  • Researches answers and solutions independently and with supervision to provide information and organize content for internal and external clients.
  • Uses online and desk-top QuickBooks software to track/manage expenses and keeps track of daily transactions (invoice customers, pay bills, generate reports, review financial statements for compliance, missing data, or duplication and more) for our clients.

Required Qualifications for the Accounting Services Supervisor:

  • 5 or more years of accounting and payroll experience.
  • 2 or more years of leading or supervising others in accounting roles.
  • Accounting experience includes but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger, and financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements of processing payroll accounting transactions and payroll returns. Generates W-2’s and 1099’s for clients.
  • Knowledge of general ledger and year-end adjustments for cash and accrual basis entities.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, and Outlook).
  • Strong technical, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 or more years of similar work experience within a Public Accounting Firm
  • Expert with QuickBooks and 1-year experience with Sage, Excel, Engagement and Tax Accounting software at a high level of proficiency.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, stand or sit for extended periods of time, as well as type/enter data at a keyboard regularly.


Smith Schafer is an established, growing, full-service CPA firm that provides the highest level of professional accounting services to our clients. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a smaller environment with the industry experience and knowledge of a large firm. Competitive salary and benefits package based on education and experience including 401k match.

Smith Schafer has consistently earned a spot on the Star Tribune’s Minnesota Top Workplace list and it is our goal to continue to hire the most talented individuals who will make a positive impact on our clients and contribute to the success of our firm.

We offer competitive compensation, opportunities for professional development, flexible schedule options to allow for a work/life balance, and much more. Click to learn more about our benefits.

Please submit a cover letter/resume to [email protected] or complete an online application.

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