LINCOLNSHIRE --  Mowery & Schoenfeld announced Tuesday it has merged with the certified public accounting firm Wolowicki and Associates and the combined CPA firm will continue operations under Mowery & Schoenfeld LLC name.

This is Mowery & Schoenfeld’s third merger in the last five years. The firm has grown from three employees to 55 in 17 years.

“We’ve been fortunate to identify three great merger opportunities in the last five years,” said Jeff Mowery, managing partner of Mowery & Schoenfeld. “With each merger, we’ve had the opportunity to add incredible talent and clients to our firm. We are only interested in pursuing opportunities where the culture, clients and staff are a seamless fit into our organization.”

Mowery & Schoenfeld’s 55-employee firm works with private businesses and individuals with audit, tax, consulting and wealth management services. Wolowicki and Associates, formerly based in Schaumburg, moved to the Mowery & Schoenfeld offices in Lincolnshire on Jan. 2.

For the third straight year, Mowery & Schoenfeld is the recipient of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For award from Accounting Today.

“It didn’t take us long to realize Mowery & Schoenfeld was a great fit for our employees and our clients,” said Jerry Wolowicki, managing partner of Wolowicki and Associates. “We are excited about our future as one firm.”