SMEED CPA, Inc | 201 Sand Creek Road, Suite F | Brentwood, CA 94513 | Phone: 925-634-2344



Michael Uadiale, CPA, ACA, CGMA



Call our Testimonial Hotline & give us your feedback at:


800-609-9006 extension 3638





Contemplate Your Company's Compensation Philosophy


Without a good pay and benefits structure, you can't attract and retain the best employees.

But devising a compensation strategy is tougher than it looks - many factors go into paying competitively without breaking the bank. One such factor is your compensation philosophy.

Considering your peers

A good way to start is to consider the practices of your peers. This doesn't mean you have to copy them. You simply need to decide whether you want to distinguish yourself as an employer by paying higher-than-average salaries or by paying salaries that are merely marketplace competitive and finding other ways to attract and retain top performers.

Deploying signing bonuses

Another option is to use compensation to attract employees but other means to retain them. Few small to midsize businesses can afford to draw, motivate and retain through lavish compensation.

One idea is to pay a little more upfront with signing bonuses that help you to get the best and brightest in the door. Once they're in, you can help keep them by using less expensive strategies, such as allowing flexible hours after a set period of service, creating a pleasant working environment, and providing praise and advancement opportunities.

Minding your budget

Try to foster a compensation philosophy that acknowledges your objectives without bringing on a huge financial strain. For example, your rationale might be to pay a base salary that's a little lower than industry peers offer but provide opportunities for substantial bonuses for strong performance. Or you may wish to offer equity to everyone, so that each employee can share in your company's success.

Getting a second opinion

It's not uncommon for a company's ownership and management to spend many hours debating the ideal compensation philosophy. If you're interested in a second opinion, please give us a call. We can review your financial statements and help you develop a philosophy that fits the size and goals of your business. Call us at 925-634-2344.


SMEED CPA Adds Financial Services To Help Clients With Investments & Insurance Needs

So often we here at SMEED CPA are asked about financial issues that impact our clients investments and their portfolios. 

We always offered our opinion and suggestions but in order to help our clients actually execute the changes we suggest, SMEED has created a Financial Services division.


SMEED Financial Services, Inc. will be able to work with both individual and business clients on their investment portfolios and manage assets on their behalf.


SMEED Financial will include Michael Uadiale, ACA, CPA, CGMA; and Pablo Blanco who has recently joined SMEED and comes with over 18 years of financial sales and advising experience with affluent investors.

Watch your inbox and mail boxes for more specific information on services SMEED Financial Services, Inc will make available to you.



Would You Give Me Your Feedback & Testimonial on Our Hotline?


Hello its Michael Uadiale, CPA of SMEED CPA Inc.  Weve just installed a toll-free number that I would like for you to call and tell me how you think we are doing as your CPA firm.


Just dial 800-609-9006 extension 3638 and follow the instructions.  If weve done a good job please let me know.  And if we can improve on anything, please mention that too.



Help Us Be Found on Yelp & Google!


Also as we expand our business, we find more and more people are using YELP and Google to look for us by searching Brentwood accountant or Brentwood CPA.


When they do this we want to be FOUND on GOOGLE.  One way you can help us is to give us an ONLINE REVIEW on our Google Maps/Places listing --->

or on our YELP local listing below.


Just click here to go to our Google Listing for SMEED CPA and click on the YELP link to go there.  Scroll down to the Review area.


On either site it may say:  Been here? Rate and review

You will click on the Rate and review link and then log in, then give us a review!


You can choose between 1 and 5 STARS and write in what you think about the tax or accounting work we have done for you.


It's that simple.  Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation!



As always you can call our offices if you have any questions about these or any other accounting related issues, at


Regards, Michael Uadiale, CPA, ACA, CGMA

Managing Partner, SMEED CPA, Inc.




SMEED CPA, Inc | 201 Sand Creek Road, Suite F | Brentwood, CA 94513
The Next Frontier CPA Firm | |
Phone: 925-634-2344 | Fax: 925-634-2346