Happy New Year!

As 2016 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!

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 2015, our staff have spent over $200,000 with our clients!
We wish you all a safe, happy and prosperous New Year!

We Are Thankful

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We would like to take a moment to tell you that we are thankful for each and every one of our clients and our relationship with you.

Whether you are a business owner or you need help filing your taxes, we are happy to serve you. However, we hope that during this holiday season you will be able to take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle in order to spend some quality time with your friends and family.

Wishing You a Peaceful and Happy Thanksgiving!

Joy in Giving - Support Local United Way

All of us at Smith Schafer firmly believe in helping our community and the clients we serve. We regularly participate in fundraising activities for local organizations and encourage our staff to dedicate their time and talents to give back to their community. This holiday season, we would like everyone to showcase how they give back and spread joy to the community with our Smith Schafer Joy in Giving campaign.
Share how you spread the joy this holiday season via social media – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Simply follow one of our social media pages (see links below) and post how you share holiday joy using the hashtag #SmithSchaferJoyinGiving. 

International Fraud Awareness Week

International Fraud Awareness Week is November 15 through 21, 2015.  It is a week dedicated to fraud awareness, detection and prevention.

We strive to increase awareness of this issue during a time when businesses and government agencies around the world are losing an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to an ACFE study. This week we want to encouraging business leaders and employees to proactively take steps to minimize the impact of fraud. 

Smith Schafer Recognized Among Nation's Top 300 Accounting Firms

Smith Schafer & Associates is proud to announce the firm has been ranked no. 239 on INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 300 Firms ranking list for 2015. “We are honored to be recognized nationally, alongside some of the best in the country,” said Steve Erchul, Managing Principal of Smith Schafer. “We continue to grow each year and this recognition demonstrates the loyalty and commitment of our team members and clients.”

View the list of the INSIDE Public Accounting 100, 200 and 300 firms.

Fly Local Supporters

Fly Local

We are proud to support the Rochester International Airport and Fly Local. Learn more here.

Pictured: Smith Schafer Rochester staff supporters! 

Red Wing Chamber Business Expo

Chamber of Commerce - MInneapolis CPA Firm

Smith Schafer staff, Amanda Freund and Dianna Streed, enjoyed networking at the annual Red Wing Chamber Business Expo held at the St. James Hotel. Smith Schafer is very proud of our team’s involvement in their communities. Staff regularly participates in fundraising activities for local organizations. Smith Schafer encourages staff to dedicate their time and talents to give back to their community. We offer programs to inspire an environment of learning, giving and supporting. Click here to learn more about Smith Schafer's Community Commitment.

Going The Extra Mile Award

Rochester Accounting Firm - Rochester CPA Firm

Going The Extra Mile Winner - Andrew Forliti

"He always finds time to answer questions and helps other employees with their work, while balancing a large work load himself. He is great at setting an example for others to work hard while having fun at the same time."

Thanks for all that you do Andrew! 

2015 Business Associate of the Year!

Business Associate of the Year

"Each year ABWA Rochester Charter Chapter recognizes a local business or organization that has been supportive to our community and to ABWA. 

Busy Season Fun!

Office Olympics

Our Maplewood office competed in an OFFICE OLYMPICS this past busy season. Staff created teams and participated in weekly challenges. I am proud to announce that the BLUE TEAM is officially the OFFICE OLYMPICS winner!


Pictured: Jill Schultz, Jenna Innes, Nikki Horning, Umar Akhtar and Meha Patel