Kess Award recognizes excellence in continuing education


Andrew R. Biebl, a tax principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP in New Ulm, Minn., received the Institute's 2016 Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education.

Biebl is an author and instructor of the "Tax Advisors Update" and "Farm Taxation Update" seminars. He has conducted over 150 seminars and conferences for the Minnesota Society of CPAs and has received discussion leader awards and the Distinguished Service Award from the MNCPA.

The award, created in 2010 in honor of Kess, a nationally renowned tax expert, recognizes CPAs who have made significant and outstanding contributions in tax and financial planning and whose public service exemplifies the CPA profession's values and ethics.

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