Matter & Substance
  May 9, 2023

Mowery & Schoenfeld Honored with Multiple Accolades

Mowery & Schoenfeld, LLC is proud to announce it has been recognized with several prestigious accolades for its outstanding contributions to both the accounting industry and the local community. With a team of highly skilled professionals and commitment to innovation and expertise, Mowery & Schoenfeld has been able to achieve remarkable success in a highly competitive industry.
"We are honored to receive these awards and to be recognized for our team’s hard work and dedication," said Mowery & Schoenfeld’s Managing Partner Jeffery Mowery. "As a Firm, we want to create an environment where employees are empowered and can make a difference at any level. These awards are a testament to the quality of our work and the dedication of our team."

Inc. Magazine Best Workplaces

Mowery & Schoenfeld has been named to Inc.’s 2023 Best Workplaces list. Featured in the May/June 2023 issue, the list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture.

After collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. selected 591 honorees this year. Each company nominated took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, perks, fostering employee growth, and overall company culture. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine overall score and ranking.

American Business Awards

Jeffery Mowery, Managing Partner and Founder, has been recognized in the 21st Annual American Business Awards, winning a Silver Stevie for Lifetime Achievement Award in Business Services Industries. As the co-founder of Mowery & Schoenfeld, Jeff has dedicated over 25 years to building up the Firm from a small, three-person operation to the 150-person firm it is today through his entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to his clients and team, and an unmatched passion.

Michelle Haines, Assurance Partner, has been named a Bronze Stevie Winner for Woman of the Year in Business Services Industries. As a leader at the Firm, Michelle has acted as an approachable, compassionate leader who advocates for the training and development of every employee. From helping with the foundation of the women’s initiative GLOW to the intricate training and development programs Mowery & Schoenfeld now hosts, Michelle’s commitment to learning and growth has been transformative for the Firm.

Additionally, Mowery & Schoenfeld’s charity initiative M&S Cares was recognized as a Silver Stevie Winner for the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year. With the mission of “Helping Charities Help Children,” M&S Cares donates over 500 service hours annually, hosts several drives, sponsors and hosts events, and matches employee donations to partner charities. 

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

GSNI Appreciation Pin was awarded to Ann Kidd and Mowery & Schoenfeld for the 2022 Business Badge Bash. This award recognizes exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. 

In August of 2022, Mowery & Schoenfeld opened its doors to host the inaugural Women's Leadership Forum & Girl Scout Business Badge Bash. This event was an opportunity for over forty Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts to work directly with professional women to develop entrepreneurial skills. In a day-long working session, the Girl Scouts heard from a panel of women leaders, worked one-on-one with professionals, and earned multiple entrepreneurship and business badges.

Mowery & Schoenfeld was honored to develop and host this event, which the GSNI recognized as having had a measurable impact, helping to reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area.

Association for Accounting Marketing

At the AAM Summit on May 8, it was announced that Mowery & Schoenfeld received the "We AAM to Serve" award in honor of the Firm's commitment to giving back, bringing about change, and building a stronger community. Of our Firm, the judges said, “[Mowery & Schoenfeld’s] giving strategy is focused on greater impact and smartly aligns with firm values. It is particularly impressive that the giving is purposefully integrated with recruiting and onboarding activities, further ingraining it as part of firm culture.”

Mowery & Schoenfeld also received a Marketing Achievement Award for Events (with a budget below $9,999) for the Business Badge Bash, described above. The judges—who showed a video of the event at the conference—remarked they hope it was the first of many and praised its focus on the next generation.