Content Provider
Cpaofficial

Blankbox
Self-Study CPE
3 HABITS TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY WHILE DECREASING STRESS AND ANXIETY
View Details/Register
HOW TO PROMOTE POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH & RESILIENCE DURING CHALLENGING TIMES
View Details/Register
FROM FRAZZLED TO FREEDOM: MANAGING STRESS AND ACHIEVING PERSONAL WELLNESS
View Details/Register
USE YOUR NATURAL ABILITIES TO ALLEVIATE STRESS
View Details/Register
GETTING BACK TO WHO YOU ARE: AUTHENTICITY
View Details/Register
CONFUSION TO CONNECTION: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR ACCOUNTANTS
View Details/Register
MAKING YOUR RESOLUTIONS WORK
View Details/Register
UNLOCK THE POWER OF SLEEP: 12 ESSENTIAL STEPS FOR IMPROVED REST & REJUVENATION
View Details/Register
TRUSTED ADVISORS AND MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS: MAKING THE CASE FOR CHANGE
View Details/Register
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: HOW TO POSITION YOURSELF FOR SUCCESS
View Details/Register
EMPOWERING HISPANIC BUSINESS OWNERS: A CHECK-IN WITH VANESSA VASQUEZ
View Details/Register
DON'T TREAT BURNOUT AS A BADGE OF HONOR
View Details/Register
SID KESS: A LEGEND & HIS LEGACY IN THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION
View Details/Register
MENTAL HEALTH MASH-UP: BEATING BURNOUT
View Details/Register
FIVE WAYS TO DECREASE STRESS DURING TAX SEASON: INTRO AND Q&A WITH SID KESS
View Details/Register
DEVELOPING YOUR TEAM LEADER SKILLS
View Details/Register
NEGOTIATING AND OVERCOMING OBJECTIONS
View Details/Register
MASTERING MENTAL TOUGHNESS: ELITE STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND RESILIENCE
View Details/Register
MULTILINGUAL SKILLS, EXCEL & FINANCIAL ADVISING MASTERY
View Details/Register
TAX LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
View Details/Register
HOW TO SUCCEED AS A FIRST TIME MANAGER
View Details/Register
NURTURING YOUR SOUL
View Details/Register
PRACTICAL FINANCIAL NEGOTIATION TIPS
View Details/Register
NAVIGATING PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH WITH LEO FLOWERS
View Details/Register
UNLEASHING EQ IN ACCOUNTING: LEADERSHIP & WELL-BEING MASTERY
View Details/Register
WIN-WIN DELEGATION STRATEGIES FOR ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONALS
View Details/Register
Self study cpe
Sid Kess’s Keys to Achieving a Full Personal and Professional Life

SID KESS'S KEYS TO ACHIEVING A FULL PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE

CPE Processing FeeFREE
Webinar TranscriptionN/A
Presentation Length Hour(s)1.0 hour
CPE Credits 1.0 hour
Subject Area 1.0 - Personal Development
CE Credits 0.0 hours
Course LevelBasic
Instructional MethodQAS Self-Study
PrerequisitesNone
Advance PreparationNone
Recorded DateDecember 27, 2021
Date OfferedSeptember 25, 2023
Expiration DateSeptember 25, 2024
Series: Mental Health
Course Description

In 1952, after graduating from law school, Sid Kess began his career as a staff person in a Big 8 firm. Over the past 70 years, Sid—through his creativity, hard work, and genuine care for people—has created a legacy. However, Sid's true measure of success comes not from the extensive accolades but from the countless lives he's touched. Still active at the age of 95, it is Sid's passion to serve that inspires his work each and every day. Sid is not just a voice of the past; his ideas have always been and still are progressive and forward-thinking, inspiring much younger professionals who are constantly learning from his timeless life lessons. As a result, Sid's legacy lives on in all forms. His ideas and materials are actively used today. If you are in the accounting profession, your life has been impacted by Sid's efforts—whether you know it or not! This interview with Scott Zarret, CPA, will give you a unique perspective into Sid's secrets to living a life of joy and fulfillment that you can apply to your personal and professional life.

Learning Objectives:


  • Identify how Sid Kess has impacted—and continues to impact—the accounting profession

  • Give examples of Sid’s secrets to living a life of joy and fulfillment, both personally and professionally



FOR RECORDED COURSES WITH VIDEO

Download any course document(s) (below) which may include handouts, glossary, transcripts, etc. Follow any prompts contained in the documents to help you complete the course. Most documents are searchable.

Play the recording, noting the sectional guides indicating where topics on the agenda are covered and the prompts to pause video playback to respond to a review question (located below the video playback area). The timestamps for review questions are also noted below.

Upon completing the video and successfully answering all review questions, you will then take the final exam.

Cpaa sidkesskeystoachievingafullpersonalandprofessionallife videoimage
Handout Materials
Presentation Slides
Additional Materials
Glossary
Review Questions
Review Questions
QUESTION 1: 0:05:37 minutes
QUESTION 2: 0:31:19 minutes
QUESTION 3: 1:01:24 minutes
Frequently Asked Questions
  • CPAacademy self-study courses are online.
  • The self-study format allows you to a) access the material online 24/7 and b) study at your own pace.
  • Per NASBA guidelines, you have one year from date of purchase to complete each program.
  • Complete your final exam at any time and get graded instantly. You can retake the exam at no additional charge (unlimited attempts).
  • Print your own certificate of completion on the spot upon passing the exam.
  • Grading policies: a) courses have a minimum passing score 70% b) test takers will not be provided feedback on failed exams.
  • Upon achieving a passing score, test takers will be notified of the correct answers to the questions missed.

Loading ...

Loading ...
Cpaofficial

We're saddened by the passing of our Executive Advisor and friend Sidney Kess. Sid was an inspiration to us all, an unrivaled leader in the profession, and the torch bearer for excellence in CPA education. 

Join Scott Zarret, CPA, as he explores the remarkable life and lasting impact of Sid Kess, a trailblazer in the world of accounting and Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Sid Kess was not just an educator; he was a visionary who transformed the accounting profession through his passion for knowledge, mentorship, and genuine human connection.

click here to watch the video

In 2019, Sidney Kess, CPA, J.D., LL.M., was named as an Advisor to CPAacademy.org. Mr. Kess was recently selected “Most Influential Practitioner” by CPA Magazine, and is a nationally renowned tax expert and author/coauthor of hundreds of tax books on financial and estate planning.  Having lectured to more than 1,000,000 practitioners on tax, financial, and estate planning, Mr. Kess is one of the nation’s most prominent lecturers on continuing professional education.  Mr. Kess is also Consulting Editor of CCH Incorporated’s Financial and Estate Planning Reporter. In addition, Mr. Kess was Chairman of the Advisory Board of Tax Hotline and is a member of the PPC Tax Action Panel.  He has edited a column on “Tax Tips” for the New York Law Journal for the past fifty years.

Mr. Kess was editor of the AICPA’s CPA Client Bulletin and CPA Client Tax Letter.   He has written hundreds of AICPA tax workshops, audio, and video programs, and is the recipient of the AICPA Distinguished Lecturer Award.  Mr. Kess is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other national publications.  He was included in Accounting Today’s, “100 Most Influential CPAs in the U.S.” for several years, as well as CPA Magazine’s, “Most Influential CPAs in the U.S.”  Mr. Kess was the National Director of Tax at KPMG Main Hurdman and a tax partner at KPMG Peat Marwick.  Mr. Kess is the recipient of the AICPA’s “Special Recognition Award” for his many years of contributions to the AICPA’s continuing professional education program and was elected to the Estate Planning Hall of Fame by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils for his distinguished service to the field of estate planning. He is also the recipient of the AICPA’s Gold Medal Award, which is the highest award in the accounting profession.  Most recently, he received the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award.

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.  Sidney Kess was the first recipient of this Award.  Mr. Kess was inducted into the New York State Society of CPA’s Hall of Fame.  He received his B.B.A. from Baruch College, his J.D. from Harvard University School of Law, and his LL.M. from New York University Graduate School of Law.

Click here to read THE SID KESS APPROACH: 60 Years of Best Practices in Tax, Education, Careers and Life: Published by the AICPA

Linkedin
Cpaofficial
Nasba
Logo qas

NASBA Approved

CPAacademy.org (Sponsor Id#: 111889) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

CPAacademy.org 1685 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite #205, Denver, CO 80222

About Our Presenter

Cpaofficial
CPAacademy.org offers an easy to use platform for knowledge sharing and idea exchange through the marketing and presenting of the most up-to-date educational content and developments important to the accounting profession. On CPAacademy.org, members have access to the highest quality webinar presentations by thought leaders in the profession. Members can also take advantage of opportunities to view archived sessions, enjoying the ability to choose between real-time or past events. In addition, members can access information and register for live conferences and seminars through the site.