Awards and Recognitions

We Put Our People First

For over a decade, Accounting Today has recognized our Firm as one of the top places to work. In 2023, we rose to the top of Accounting Today’s list of the Best Firms for Young Accountants, recognized as number 1. We have also been recognized by Accounting Today as a Best Firms for Women, Best Firms for Technology, and our Managing Partner Jeffery Mowery returned to their MP Elite list in 2023. Crain’s, Inc. Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune have all recognized us as a top workplace. We believe it is this commitment to our team which allows us to continue to receive recognition. It is our job to not only focus on supporting our clients, but also the men and women who make up our diverse and talented family.

We were founded on the philosophy that happy people make happy clients. In 2023, we were recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Power Partner and have returned to Clearly Rated’s Best of Accounting Client Satisfaction list each year we have surveyed our clients. It is achievements like this that have propelled us into an IPA Top 200 Firm and one of Crain’s Chicago Business’s Largest Accounting Firms in Chicago.

Striving for Excellence

2024 Thought Leadership

American Business Award

2024 Stevie Award for International Tax Services Thought Leadership

2024 Top 200 CPAs in America


Managing Partner, Jeff Mowery, has been named one of Forbes’ 2024 Top 200 CPAs in America.

2024 U.S. Regional Leader Firms - Great Lakes Region

Accounting Today

2024 Top 10 U.S. Fastest Growing Firms

Accounting Today

2024 New Service of the Year - Financial Services

American Business Awards

Gold Winner for Wealth Management reinvigoration

2024 Thought Leadership Campaign of the Year - Business Services

American Business Awards

Bronze Winner for International Tax Services thought leadership campaign

2023 Best Firm For Young Accountants

Accounting Today

In 2023, Mowery & Schoenfeld earned the top spot on this list out of thousands nationwide.

2023 Best Accounting Firms to Work For

Accounting Today

2023 Top Firms by AUM

Accounting Today

2023 Best Places to Work in Chicago

Crain’s Chicago Business

2023 Largest Accounting Firms and Privately Held Companies

Crain’s Chicago Business 

2023 Best of Accounting

Clearly Rated Client Satisfaction

2023 Power Partner

Inc. Magazine

2023 Best Workplaces

Inc. Magazine

2023 Top 200 Firms

Inside Public Accounting

2023 Fastest Growing Firms

Inside Public Accounting

2023 Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year

American Business Awards

2023 We AAM to Serve

Association for Accounting Marketing

Prior Recognitions

2022 Inc. 5000 Midwest Regionals

Inc. Magazine

2022 Best Firms for Technology

Accounting Today

2022 Top Chicago Workplace

Chicago Tribune

2021 Time and Talent Public Service

Illinois CPA Society

2020 America's Best Tax Firms


2020 Best Firms for Women

Accounting Today

2017 Member Firm of the Year

Geneva Group International

2022 Best Places to Work in Illinois

Daily Herald

Individual Awards and Recognitions

Jeffery Mowery, Managing Partner

2023 Managing Partner Elite – Accounting Today

Jeffery Mowery, Managing Partner

2023 Chicago Titan 100

Jeffery Mowery, Managing Partner

2023 Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurial Excellence – Daily Herald

Michael Deering, Tax Partner, Director of Tax

2022 Notable Gen-X Leaders in Accounting – Crain’s Chicago Business

Michael Kidd, Consulting Partner, Director of Transaction Advisory Services

2021 40 under 40 – CPA Practice Advisor