Sidney Kess ‘The dean of tax education’ Listed in Accounting Today: Top 100 Most Influential People

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One million tax practitioners: That’s how many Sid Kess has taught, and it would be enough to justify his influence — but beyond being the pre-eminent educator in the field and the force behind many of the teaching methods currently in use, he’s a mentor to many and an inspiration to many more.

Born: New York City, 1926
College: Baruch College (BBA); Harvard Law School (JD); New York University Graduate School of Law (LLM)
First full-time job: Director of tax training, Lybrand Ross Brothers & Montgomery
Favorite book: “A Tale of Two Cities”
Alternate career: Marketing

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