Kess honored for distinguished service in PFP


Sidney Kess, Esq., CPA, of counsel to Kostelanetz & Fink LLP, received the Institute's 2015 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award, which is granted annually to a member whose volunteer efforts have made significant contributions to the growth and advancement of the personal financial planning profession.

Kess has authored hundreds of publications, courses, videos, and practice aids on income tax and financial and estate planning for the Institute. He has also received the Gold Medal Award, the highest award granted to a CPA by the AICPA, for his contributions to the profession, and the Special Recognition and Distinguished Lecturer awards.

Kess is one of the nation's best-known continuing professional education lecturers on tax, financial, and estate planning. In 2010, the AICPA established the Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education to recognize individual CPAs who have made significant and outstanding contributions in tax and financial planning and whose public service exemplifies the CPA profession's finest values and ethics.

FEATURE

Tackling TCJA changes this tax season

Return preparers must be ready for how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has modified many common features of individual and business returns.

PODCAST

Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.