Smith Schafer & Associates

Golden Valley , MN

Tax Manager

Smith Schafer & Associates
Golden Valley, MN Full-time
Posted on August 15, 2019

Smith Schafer & Associates offers an opportunity to lead and manage multiple tax and accounting engagements to help deliver high quality services for our clients. It comes with excellent opportunities for leadership and career advancement for the right candidate.


  • Build new and existing client relationships and demonstrate basic knowledge of client’s businesses
  • Review compiled financial statements and review various income tax returns for assigned clients, including individual, corporate, multi-state, etc.
  • Recognize, anticipate, and resolve complex tax issues and make recommendations
  • Mentor and lead staff, and manage client relationships
  • Use current tax and accounting software applications effectively when completing engagements
  • Research technical tax issues


  • BA/BS in Accounting or related field
  • CPA exam passed and license is active
  • 5 years experience preparing and/or reviewing individual and corporate tax returns and compiled financial statements
  • Strong accounting, technical and analytical skills
  • Significant supervisory, research and leadership experience
  • A high level of organizational skills, focus and detail oriented with ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS office Suite including Excel and Word

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with ProSystems tax preparation software and QuickBooks
  • Excellent customer services demonstrated by history of proactive, observant, knowledgeable and reliable client services


  • 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
  • Perform effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel supporting various industries
  • 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

Benefits to Candidates

As a recent recipient of the Top Workplace award, it is our goal at Smith Schafer 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. You will have frequent opportunities for achievement and recognition.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our culture is supported by our core values

  • Quality Service – strive to exceed client expectations
  • Integrity & Objectivity – always keep the client’s best interest in mind
  • Teamwork – cooperation for the benefit of our clients
  • Community Involvement – give back our time and knowledge to make a better community
  • Flexibility – the ability to balance our work and personal lives
  • Continual Learning Environment – everyone will be required, not just encouraged, to learn new skills
  • Mentor & Teach – every Principal and Manager commits to mentor and develop staff
  • Passion – everyone does their share and a bit more
  • Respect – for all involved in the Firm

Our Benefits package includes

  • Medical and Dental Insurance with HSA contributions
  • Flex Spending Account/Section 125 Plan
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • Gym Membership reimbursement
  • Employer Matching 401(k)/Profit Sharing Plan

We also provide you with:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Financial incentive and exam fees reimbursed for passing the CPA Exam
  • Marketing Incentives

Smith Schafer & Associates is a recent and long-term recipient of Top Workplace Awards with flexible workplace practices and is well recognized as a top CPA firm.