Thomas R. Keenan, CPA
Director of Assurance, Assurance Partner
Role:
Partners
Team:
Assurance
Practice Areas:
Assurance Services, Business Advisory, Construction Contractors, Professional Services, Real Estate, Technology

Meet Tom

Biography:

Tom is a classic innovator who is at his best thinking on his feet. He understands that there are often several ways to solve a problem, and his clients appreciate the fact that he will work to uncover the ideal solution. 

Utilizing his background in providing attestation and financial reporting services, Tom heads up the Firm’s construction industry and business advisory services offerings and is a long standing member of the executive committee.

Another passion of his is teaching; as the partner in charge of training, he spends his days developing the younger staff and explaining the nuances of financial reporting to his clients, helping everyone to find insight and meaning behind the numbers. As a true testament to his commitment to teaching, the Firm named its training room the Keenan Learning Center.

One of Tom’s favorite hobbies is physical fitness- he enjoys spending his weekends biking and golfing, and has proudly run the Chicago Marathon twice now. In his free time, he might be spotted at the theatre catching a play with his wife and two daughters, or watching a Blackhawks game.

In your own words, what’s different about Mowery & Schoenfeld?

I like to believe that we, as a Firm, truly care about the success of the individuals we touch, including clients, professionals, and friends of the firm.

What is your expertise?

Translating complex accounting issues into common English for my clients.

What is your philosophy as it relates to your job?

I love to get to know my clients’ businesses so I can try to understand what keeps them up at night and spend my time helping them ding the best solutions to their problems. I enjoy being their sounding board and trusted advisor.

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy- Northern Illinois University
Community Involvement

Served on local not for profit organizations’ Board of Directors and Finance Committee, Active parishioner of St. Mary’s in Buffalo Grove, Marathon participant for Ronald McDonald house and MS Society.

Organizational Involvement

AICPA, ICPAS, CICPAC