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Michael Kidd, CPA – 2021 40 Under 40 Honoree


Michael Kidd, CPA – 2021 40 Under 40 Honoree

Mowery & Schoenfeld LLC

Career highlights: 

My career has taken many twists and turns in the past few years, however, some career highlights are:

My career highlights have focused around growing our Firm and starting a successful Transaction Advisory Practice. When I started with Mowery & Schoenfeld, we had a dozen employees.  We are now a team of over 120 and are on track to be a top 100 Firm within the next five years. Watching our employees grow and embrace new changes is the most rewarding part of my job.

What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the world?

I am active advocate for entrepreneurship through acquisition, speaking at top-ranked MBA programs nationally. My team is focused on providing the tools and resources to this underserved market. I am a member of the Geneva Group International (GGI), a network of international services professionals providing support globally. I was a prior chair of the Illinois CPA Society CPA Exam Award Task Force, which provides scholarships to those preparing and applying for the CPA exam. I sat on the Illinois CPA Society Accounting Principles Committee providing feedback on proposed accounting standards on behalf of the state society.

Favorite books/websites/podcasts/speakers/bloggers:

  • Favorite books: Measurement by Paul Lockhart, Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  • Favorite podcasts:  Fresh Air with Terry Gross and Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast
  • Favorite websites:
  • Favorite blogger:  James Clear

    What do you like best about the accounting profession?

    The best thing about accounting is learning something new about the world, business, or leadership from every single client.

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