Smith Schafer & Associates
Accountant in Rochester, MN
For over thirty five years, Smith Schafer & Associates has offered tailor made customer solutions in tax, accounting and financial management solutions to individuals, tiny businesses, government agencies and non-profits. See a comprehensive list of our industry expertise. At Smith Schafer, you'll work with seasoned specialists who not only understand your business, but have exceptional industry knowledge and knowledge, a continued dedication to understanding the intricacies and complexities of your specific requirements.
read moreSmith Schafer is one of 40 firms across the country recognized as a Best of Accounting, indicating we provide an exceptionally high-level of service. We received a 9.5/10 satisfaction rating from our clients! We are mostly known for helping local businesses grow with accounting and consulting solutions. People often refer to us as a helpful business advisor. We provide proactive solutions, deep expertise, and personal relationships, allowing you more time to work on growing your business. As an award-winning CPA firm, we have been featured on Forbes Top Tax Firm list and awarded Best of Accounting Client Satisfaction by ClearlyRated.
read moreThere are many reasons a business owner may want or need a business valuation, including negotiating a merger or business sale, estate and gift tax planning, considering new shareholders, attempting to resolve partner or other liability disputes, determining shareholder equity or even marital dissolution. A business valuation can also be useful for strategic planning and benchmarking purposes. Whatever purpose the valuation is fulfilling, it's vital to engage experienced professionals who will take a comprehensive view of all you have invested in your business - and what you have created.
Audit & Assurance
read moreAt Smith Schafer, client confidence is our service standard. Our detail-oriented auditors provide results that meet the demands of boards, government agencies, banks, nonprofit compliance and much more. Our efficient and respectful style ensures the least disruption to operations and staff, while our seasoned presentation skills make sure everyone is on the same page and prepared to make lasting improvements. Our audit team's deep experience reduces client staff time and expense. Many clients see us as part of their team because we listen carefully to their goals and look for ways to help them achieve their goals throughout the year.
read moreA continuing education requirement keeps CPAs up-to-date about changing tax laws. And since tax reform continues to create comprehensive changes, proactive tax planning needs to be a part of your business strategy. Partner with an experienced team of CPAs to help you create saving opportunities both now and in the future. Smith Schafer CPAs will work closely with you to evaluate your situation and recommend the best approach to lower the current year's tax liability, maximize savings from allowable deductions and take advantage of available tax credits so you can focus on growing your business.
read moreOur Minnesota engineering clients are looking to maximize profits, improve cash flow and build a firm with high value to support eventual sale or succession. Smith Schafer will help you navigate the changes in tax law and provide proactive advice so you can focus on your business. Our Engineering Expert Group, comprised of numerous professionals, is committed to serving Minnesota engineering entities.