Staff Accountant

Smith Schafer and Associates - Rochester, MN3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $44,000 - $65,000 a year

Smith Schafer & Associates, a multi-office accounting & consulting firm, is seeking a full-time staff accountant to join our office located in Rochester, MN. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a smaller environment with the industry experience and knowledge of a large firm.

Key Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare individual and business tax returns
  • Assist with tax planning
  • Prepare compiled financial statements
  • Work in a team environment with principals, managers and staff
  • Understand and effectively use current tax and accounting software applications when completing engagements
  • Research technical tax issues


  • BA/BS in Accounting or related field.
  • CPA or CPA candidate.
  • 1-3 years’ experience required
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of organization, focus, exceptional attention to detail

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with ProSystems tax preparation software and QuickBooks
  • Customer-service oriented, demonstrated by the following attributes: proactive, observant, knowledgeable and reliable


  • Apply independent thought process when working on special projects.
  • Prioritize workflow and manage multiple deadlines within required time constraints.
  • Work efficiently and have flexibility to changes in schedule and work hours
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

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. Job Type: Full-time

About our Firm:

As a recent recipient of the 2018 Star Tribune Top Places to Work Award, it is our goal at Smith Schafer & Associates 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 are a client-first, community-oriented public accounting and business consulting CPA firm that has offered thoughtful advisory relationships to business and individual clients for over 45 years. Smith Schafer & Associates offers a competitive salary. Job Type: Full-time.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Accounting: 1 year (Preferred)