Jeffery L. Mowery, CPA, JD, LLM, CFP
Managing Partner
Practice Areas:
Business Advisory, Construction Contractors, International, International Tax, Manufacturing & Distribution, Real Estate, Tax Services

Meet Jeff


Because of his ability to see the bigger picture and his insight into predicting outcomes, Jeff’s clients value his tax planning and business advice as being more than just about the numbers; they know he has their overall business goals in mind and appreciate his ability to offer flexible, multi-faceted solutions.

Jeff is the Firm’s managing partner, meaning he spends his days continually pressing the firm forward, making sure all of our goals are met. A long time ago in a galaxy far away, Jeff enrolled in the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana as a political science major. He soon was drawn into the world of accounting by a few of his classmates and has found it to be a perfect fit!

Jeff specializes in solving complex tax and general business problems with his clients, helping to set the foundation for their success. He has spent over 25 years helping growing companies and their owners face their daily challenges. His areas of expertise include business consulting and development, compensation structuring, estate and gift tax planning, financial consulting, complex income tax matters, accounting for income taxes, litigation support, succession planning, and personal financial planning.

As passionate as he is about tax, he is occasionally spotted outside the office. When he’s not at work, you might be able to find him watching The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones with his wife and four adult children, at the gym, or watching sports.

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

We have been very fortunate that we have been able to build a great team that makes the firm a fun place to work and allows us to give our best to our clients. Many successful businesses have been built on the philosophy that happy employees create happy clients- that's us.

What is most rewarding about being an accountant?

I really enjoy helping our clients and our people grow and learn. Accounting is very much a people business and to work with our clients and team is very rewarding.

What is your hidden talent?

I won some art competitions in high school and was offered the chance to take more advanced classes. I declined. My award winning art work was put in display at the Ford City Mall.

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy – University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana
  • Master of Science in Accountancy – University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana
  • Master of Laws in Taxation – DePaul University
  • Juris Doctorate, Law - Loyola University
Community Involvement

MSLLCares, Supporter of Feed My Starving Children, Supporter of ALS research, Supporter of Wounded Warriors

Organizational Involvement

AICPA, ICPAS, Vistage CEO Group, Association of Accounting Marketing, Elected to the University of Illinois Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2014

I have used Mowery and Schoenfeld ever since I opened my business over 11 years ago. I have known Jeff Mowery for over 30 years and I never doubted his excellent skills or integrity. But what keeps me there is not just Jeff but the other members of the firm. I have always dealt with responsive and knowledgeable people. As you grow, it can be difficult to constantly find good people who fit the company culture. We have been fortunate that has not happened with them. I would not hesitate to recommend Mowery & Schoenfeld to any company looking for a financial advisor or accounting firm.

- Scott & Andrea Bernstein