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





Why It's a Good Idea For Employers to Encourage 401(k) Rollovers


Many people collect "orphan" 401(k) plan balances as they move from job to job. Why should employers care?

Helping new employees roll over their accounts from former employers can be beneficial for both parties.


The same is true of assisting former participants (who have left your business).

Current employees

One reason participants orphan their previous employers' plans is that the process of rolling over an old 401(k) plan balance to a new employer's plan can be cumbersome. Unfortunately, many employees fail to properly manage their accounts even when they have only one, let alone two or three. If you have employees in this situation, counseling them on the benefits of consolidating their accounts can help improve their retirement planning while boosting morale and engagement.

High plan costs

As an employer, you incur risks from a high number of small, orphaned accounts. They add to plan administration costs and could even trigger a required independent audit. To manage your 401(k) plan participant roster, you may be able to roll over accounts of former participants worth relatively low dollar amounts to an IRA in the participant's name. But you'll need to perform due diligence in selecting an IRA provider and implementing the process.

Former participants

If your plan doesn't roll over former participants' accounts to an outside IRA, consider advising former participants to consult with an independent investment advisor who can help them roll their balances into an IRA. The overall fees that individuals pay on relatively small IRA accounts can be higher than those on accounts held in a 401(k) plan. Also, depending on the investments available to the participant on the rolled-over funds, the former participant might be better off leaving funds in the 401(k). But this is all worth discussing with a qualified advisor.

The extra mile

Lower administrative costs for the plan and increased savings for participants can benefit your company and its employees (both current and former). For more information and suggestions about controlling your benefits costs, please call us. 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
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Phone: 925-634-2344 | Fax: 925-634-2346