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Smith Schafer & Associates

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Industries:

Finance and Banking

Positions Typically Hiring For:

Staff Accountants (Tax, Audit, Accounting Services) and Internships (Busy Season & Summer)

Positions Posted (Contact information can be found at the bottom of the page)

Position 1:

2025 Busy Season Tax Internship

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Internship

Accepted Majors:

Finance and Banking

Position Description:

Experience. Integrity. Results. Our success is measured in yours!

Smith Schafer has consistently earned a spot on the Star Tribune's "Minnesota Top Workplace" list. We pride ourselves on this award, as our culture is our top priority!

Tax Internship Opportunities for 2025 Tax Season - January 6th - April 15th. Available for Minneapolis, Rochester, and Red Wing offices



We are currently seeking students who want to learn and develop their tax and accounting skills. We have an excellent internship program where you will learn about tax and audit processes, compliance and regulations and be able to work on various projects with experienced talented individuals. Our forward-thinking and flexible culture will allow you to learn and grow in your career.



Primary Responsibilities:

Prepares and assists with simple to complex tax returns for individuals and businesses.
Performs tax research where appropriate.
Performs all work in compliance with the firm's policies and procedures.
Reviews information provided by clients and interviewers, as well as copies of previous tax returns, wage statements from employers and year-end interest and dividend summaries.
Accurately prepares tax return work papers (business returns).
Prepares and checks tax returns, forms, and schedules.
Assists other staff members in other departments.
Requirements
Enrolled in a BA/BS in an Accounting program with an accredited university.
Knowledge of basic accounting concepts involved in tax return preparation.
Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
Proficiency in Excel.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to meet deadlines and handle pressure in a positive, professional manner.
Physical Requirements:

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.

Position 2:

Tax Accountant- Tax

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Finance and Banking

Position Description:

Experience. Integrity. Results. Our success is measured in yours!

We are growing! Come Join the Smith Schafer Team! Opportunities in our Minneapolis & Rochester offices.

Flexible work arrangements! Shorter summer hours! Paid professional development! Awesome benefits!

The culture at our firm can be summed up in a single word - TEAMWORK! 92% of our team says their manager and/or supervisor helps them to learn and grow and 95% of our team said they feel included at Smith Schafer.

*This position is in-office with an opportunity to be hybrid- This is not a remote position*

Job Summary:

The Tax Accountant is responsible for preparing individual and business tax returns and providing support to senior accountants, supervisors, managers and principals, which includes assisting with tax planning, reviewing, and understanding financial statements, small business accounting, and researching technical tax issues. This position will need understand and effectively use current tax and accounting software applications and apply independent thought processes when working on special projects. A person in this role will need to prioritize their workflow to meet multiple deadlines. This person is expected to work efficiently and adapt to changes in schedules and work hours.

Key Responsibilities of the Tax Accountant:

Prepares individual and business tax returns.
Assists with tax planning.
Prepares compiled financial statements.
Works in team environment with principals, managers and staff.
Understands and effectively uses current tax and accounting software applications when completing engagements.
Handles sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
Researches technical tax issues.
Requirements
Qualifications Required for the Tax Accountant role:

One year of similar accounting experience or administrative support experience in a financial organization.
Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
Proficient in Excel and Word.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
High level of prioritization and exceptional attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications:

Associate degree in Accounting or related field, or BA/BS in Accounting/Finance or related field.
Previously worked in a CPA firm.
Experience with ProSystems Tax Preparation software and QuickBooks.
Customer-service oriented, demonstrated by the following attributes: proactive, observant, knowledgeable and reliable.
Physical Requirements:

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.


Smith Schafer is Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Position 3:

Summer 2025- Audit Internship

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Internship

Accepted Majors:

Finance and Banking

Position Description:

Experience. Integrity. Results. Our success is measured in yours!

Smith Schafer has consistently earned a spot on the Star Tribune's "Minnesota Top Workplace" list. We pride ourselves on this award, as our culture is our top priority!

Audit Internship Opportunity for our 2025 Summer Season. The dates for this role would be June 2nd- August 30th (dates are flexible). Opportunities available in both our Minneapolis and Rochester offices.

We are currently seeking a student who wants to learn and develop their audit and accounting skills. We have an excellent internship program where you will learn about accounting and audit processes, compliance and regulations and be able to work on various projects with experienced talented individuals. Our forward-thinking and flexible culture will allow you to learn and grow in your career.

Primary Responsibilities:

Learns the planning process and assists in planning multiple assignments.
Assists with facilitating engagements to meet budget and client expectations.
Learns how to accurately perform analytical review of audit documents.
Provides exceptional service to clients by providing individual attention, responsiveness and commitment to understanding their goals and needs.
Builds and strengthens co-worker and client relationships through effective communication and an understanding of relevant standards; advises on concerns and relevant industry pronouncements.
Executes solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures relative to individual client assignments.
Identifies and communicates audit issues, technical matters and improvement opportunities to senior accountants, managers or principals to resolve client issues discovered during the audit process.


Requirements
Enrolled in a BA/BS in an Accounting/Finance or related program with an accredited university.
Knowledge of basic accounting concepts involved in tax return preparation.
Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
Proficiency in Excel.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to meet deadlines and handle pressure in a positive, professional manner.

Physical Requirements:
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.

Position 4:

Spring 2025- Audit Internship

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Internship

Accepted Majors:

Finance and Banking

Position Description:

Experience. Integrity. Results. Our success is measured in yours!

Why join our team? Smith Schafer has consistently earned a spot on the Star Tribune Minnesota Top Workplace list and 96% of our team members say that they feel genuinely appreciated at Smith Schafer. Our culture is a top priority.

Audit Internship Opportunities for 2025 Busy Season - January 6th - April 15th. Opportunities in both our Minneapolis & Rochester offices.

We are currently seeking a student who wants to learn and develop their audit and accounting skills. We have an excellent internship program where you will learn about accounting and audit processes, compliance and regulations and be able to work on various projects with experienced talented individuals. Our forward-thinking and flexible culture will allow you to learn and grow in your career.

Primary Responsibilities:
Learns the planning process and assists in planning multiple assignments.
Assists with facilitating engagements to meet budget and client expectations.
Learns how to accurately perform analytical review of audit documents.
Provides exceptional service to clients by providing individual attention, responsiveness and commitment to understanding their goals and needs.
Builds and strengthens co-worker and client relationships through effective communication and an understanding of relevant standards; advises on concerns and relevant industry pronouncements.
Executes solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures relative to individual client assignments.
Identifies and communicates audit issues, technical matters and improvement opportunities to senior accountants, managers or principals to resolve client issues discovered during the audit process.

Requirements
Enrolled in a BA/BS in an Accounting/Finance or related program with an accredited university.
Knowledge of basic accounting concepts
Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
Proficiency in Excel.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to meet deadlines and handle pressure in a positive, professional manner.

Physical Requirements:
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.

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Contact Information

Jenny

Wachtel

HR Talent Manager

(763) 253-1123

7500 Hwy 55, Suite 350

Golden Valley

Minnesota

55427

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