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Kelly O’Farrell



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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. She specializes in for profit and non-profit auditing and consulting, business advisory services, business valuations, outsourced accounting services, preparation of financial statements, and the manufacturing and petroleum industries.

Community Involvement

  • CentraCare Health Foundation Chair
  • Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Board member
  • Winged Foot Running Club President
  • Local school volunteer
  • Volunteer presenter for Business Education Network
  • Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Perspective Program graduate
  • Vision 2040 Leadership Program graduate

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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