Leadership

 

LEON JESSEN, CPA

Of-Counsel

Leon provides services in income and estate tax planning and compliance, pension plan and employee benefit plan consulting and compliance for the Firm. Leon joined the Firm in 1969 and obtained his CPA certification in 1975. He was a partner with the Firm from 1985 through 2017.

Leon is a member of the AICPA, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Estate Planning Council of Greater Siouxland Area, Inc. He has served as a board member and treasurer of the Dakota County Agricultural Society and the Dakota-Thurston County Fair and is very involved in the Dakota County 4-H program. Leon is an active member in several local non-profit organizations.

Firm Partner, with KRP Since 1969

The rewards I have received in my career are the ability to help my clients with tax and financial issues and to develop trust over the years to the point that I am now working with the second or even third generation of their business. I feel that my work has been appreciated and I have contributed to my clients’ success.

I’m especially proud that I developed expertise in specialized or unique tax areas for my clients even to the point of having the state consult with me on various tax issues. Additionally, I’ve developed a trust accounting expertise that has been recognized throughout the area.

KRP is large enough for our staff to develop service specialties for a variety of important financial issues, but still small enough to allow our staff to diversify and gain valuable knowledge in a variety of other services. I enjoy the daily interaction and support our staff receives from each other to offer a more comprehensive service for all our clients.