Happy New Year! Our 2017 Client Loyalty Total!

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

As 2018 begins, we want to take a moment to thank all of our clients and wish everyone all the best as we turn the calendar to another new year! We find ourselves reflecting on the past year and we had a lot to celebrate...   

Smith Schafer Promotes Greg Epsom to Principal!

Rochester CPA - Minneapolis CPA Firm

Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd., is proud to announce the promotion of Greg Epsom, CPA to Principal effective October 1, 2017.

Greg joined the firm in 2015 and is a member of the Rochester Tax Department. He provides tax consultation, planning and compliance for individual and business clients. Greg has a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a Master of Science in Accountancy with a specialization in taxation from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.

Greg is a board member of the Rochester Children’s Museum and serves as a board member and treasurer for The Patient Revolution.

Named Top Workplace in Minnesota

Top Workplace in Minnesota

Smith Schafer, a Minnesota-based public accounting and business consulting firm, has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota for the second year in a row. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. Over 2,000 companies were invited to participate. 

Thank You 2017 Interns!

Each year we hire interns to assist us during busy season. They work alongside professionals at all levels and explore what works best for them. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work this past busy season!

We did a Q&A with our 2017 interns about their experience with us and what they learned along the way. Here is what they had to say...


"Great culture, wonderful employees and a very welcoming atmosphere."

“As an intern the “feel” that I felt the most, and really appreciated about the organization, was I felt what I was doing mattered, not only in my own perception of the work, but also from the feedback I received about the work I was doing.”

Tax Day is Here!

Tax Day | Thank You Clients and Employees

It's Tax Day! Today we are celebrating all those who filed with us this season. We would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for choosing Smith Schafer for your accounting and tax needs. We are truly grateful for your business.

Tax Day also means specials, freebies, and deals. Click here to learn more.

Also, THANK YOU to our great employees, whose dedication and hard work have brought us through another successful season!


Smith Schafer's Client Loyalty Program

2016 Results

Smith Schafer strives to show our appreciation and dedication year-round.

“When it comes to client relationships, Smith Schafer's belief has always been, shop with clients who do business with us,” Managing Principal, Steve Erchul, stated.

To encourage our employees to honor this motto, we created the Client Loyalty Program. It is a program where we reward staff when they shop at clients' establishments.
We are excited to report that in 2016, our staff spent over $250,000 with our clients!

We've Merged!

We are proud to announce our merger with Blanski Peter Kronlage & Zoch, P.A. effective January 1, 2017. We will remain under Smith Schafer’s name and will continue to operate out of our Twin Cities office in the Valley Square Corporate Center, located next to Golden Valley Commons off Highway 55.

Smith Schafer Managing Principal Steve Erchul said, “The combination of our firms will enhance our ability to serve our clients and provide opportunities for staff growth.”

We've Moved!

Minneapolis Accounting Firm - Smith Schafer

We combined our Edina and Maplewood offices on October 1, 2016. We occupy approximately 11,614 square feet of space in the Valley Square Corporate Center, located next to Golden Valley Commons off Highway 55. For the convenience of our East Metro clients, we will continue to have a space for client meetings in Maplewood. 

Our new office includes four conference rooms named after Minnesota lakes. The largest conference room is Lake Superior, which seats 10 and features a plasma television with connections for laptop projection and webinars.

We would like to thank our clients for their continued support, trust and business! We look forward to working with you in the years to come.


Named one of the Top 300 Accounting Firms in the Nation

Top 300 Accounting Firm in the Nation

Smith Schafer has been ranked no. 239 on INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 300 Firms ranking list for 2016.

IPA 300 firms are ranked by U.S. net revenues and are compiled by analyzing more than 540 responses to IPA’s Survey and Analysis of Firms.

We are honored to be recognized nationally, alongside some of the best in the country. We continue to grow each year and this recognition demonstrates the loyalty and commitment of our team members and clients.


Click here to view the full list of the INSIDE Public Accounting 300 firms. 

We've been named a 2016 Star Tribune Top Workplace

Smith Schafer has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.

Based on the number of high quality workplaces that participated, 150 Top Workplaces are being recognized and also a list of an additional 110 companies that met the national standards to be designated a Top Workplace, but were not ranked in the top 150. Smith Schafer has been recognized as one of these national standard Top Workplaces. Click here to view the full list of recipients.