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Kelly O’Farrell



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Practice Emphasis

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Valuation Analyst

About Kelly

Kelly O’Farrell joined CDS in 2015 as a Manager. Prior to CDS, she worked in public accounting for fourteen years and commercial lending for three years. She graduated from Mount Marty College in Watertown, SD with a Bachelor of Science with a Major in accounting. In 2019, Kelly was admitted as a Partner. Her practice emphasis are for profit and non-profit auditing and consulting, business advisory services, and business valuations. Kelly specializes in the manufacturing, construction and petroleum industries. She is a member of our CDS A&A and IT Committees.

Community Involvement

  • Empower: Women United of the United Way of West Central Minnesota
  • Rice Health Foundation Board member
  • Winged Foot Running Club Treasurer
  • Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Perspective Program graduate
  • Vision 2040 Leadership Program graduate
  • Past Chair of the Education Matters Committee for the May 2015 referendum vote
  • Past Board member for The United Way of West Central Minnesota, Junior Achievement, and The Business and Professionals Women's (BPW) organization

"Kelly loves corny dad jokes, playing board games, and traveling to new places where she can be on a beach, in the water, or hike. She is a certified scuba diver and yoga teacher. Kelly loves the Olympics and hosts an opening ceremony party, where she includes her own games and activities."

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