- Senior Managers
- Practice Areas:
- Assurance Services, Due Diligence, Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition, Quality of Earnings, Search Funds, Transaction Services
Stefan recognizes that there is no one-size fits all when it comes to assurance services - his clients know they can rely on him to develop an in-depth understanding of their specific needs and custom tailor a perfect service plan. This approach helps Stefan work together with his clients to ensure he is helping them achieve their goals.
As one of the newest members of the assurance team, Stefan joined Mowery & Schoenfeld in November 2016, bringing with him over 7 years of experience in the assurance department at another local public accounting firm. He specializes in managing and performing audits and assurance services for contractors, real estate developers, manufacturers, distributors, and service providers.
Stefan and his family are always up for a new adventure or a night home entertaining family and friends, but what he looks forward to most is a trip to the zoo or a visit to his hometown (Roscoe, IL) with his wife and children.
Not having any accounting related classes in high school, it was a conversation with my dad roughly 15 years ago on a drive back from Florida that sparked my interest in a career in accounting. My first semester of college was spent as a political science major with emphasis on pre-law, but that never seemed to fit. It didn't take long after talking to my dad to figure out that my skill set would be better suited for something in business, and more specifically, accounting. My major was officially switched just before the end of my first semester at NIU and I haven't looked back.
My job is to help my team and my clients grow and succeed together through the audit and assurance process. That starts with understanding my clients' needs, developing a plan to help them achieve their goals, and coaching my team to be successful with the client in the execution of that plan. My goal is to make audit and assurance less of a requirement and more of a value-added service.
The culture. Mowery & Schoenfeld has established a culture that facilitates organic employee and client growth through strong working relationships and by leveraging individual talents to help everyone succeed.
Certified master car-packer. Becoming a parent has allowed me the opportunity to exercise and improve my car packing skills exponentially.
- Bachelor of Science in Accountancy- Northern Illinois University
- Master of Science in Accountancy - Northern Illinois University
M&S Cares, volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Feed My Starving Children