Kess Cited for Service to the Profession


The AICPA bestowed its 2003 Special Recognition Award on Sidney Kess, CPA, an accounting educator and former partner of KPMG LLP for his contributions to the betterment of continuing professional education. Over the course of a 40-year career, he lectured before more than 700,000 practitioners and others and wrote or cowrote 25 books on tax-related subjects. Working with the AICPA, Kess edited several professional newsletters, developed a series of CPE video courses and created—and also continues to moderate—the Institute’s annual conference on tax strategies for high-income individuals. The award recognizes members who have contributed to the success of a particular AICPA project or initiative that benefits the profession

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.