New York (July 28, 2003) -- Accounting educator Sidney Kess was recognized for his work in continuing professional education with the American Institute of CPAs' 2003 Special Recognition Award.

Kess, a well-known lecturer and former KPMG partner, has given courses on tax, financial planning and estate planning to more than 700,000 CPAs and others during his 40 years in the profession. He has also authored or contributed to 25 books on a variety of tax-related topics.

"CPAs are better practitioners and serve the public more competently because of Sid's contributions to the profession," said AICPA Vice Chairman S. Scott Voynich. "At one time, one out of every four CPAs who attended an AICPA continuing education course attended a program that Sid personally taught. One out of three CPAs used a course that Sid authored."

Kess earned his bachelor's degree from Baruch College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a master's from the NYU Graduate School of Law.

-- WebCPA staff

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