Outstanding Young Professional


Nick Graff, CPA

Tax Manager | CLA

This award honors and supports CPAs 35 and under who serve as emerging and dynamic leaders in the profession. Candidates are evaluated based on their active involvement in the profession, support of the CPA credential, and professional volunteerism.


Nick Graff joined the St. Louis office of CliftonLarsonAllen in 2016 and, in just three short years, has made a lasting impression. His outgoing personality, approachable nature, and desire to help others have impacted his clients, his colleagues and his community.

He takes great pride in being a partner in his clients’ successes. Whether he is helping a client with a tax savings strategy, or talking about their financial performance, he is always looking for opportunities to help others reach their goals.

Nick also enjoys teaching and mentoring associates at CLA. He is genuinely invested in the successes of those around him, and he routinely makes himself available as a resource to others and assists them as they progress throughout their careers.

Nick is a passionate advocate for U.S. veterans. The Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, Franklin County Honor Flight, the Gateway Warrior Foundation, and the St. Louis Fisher House, a non-profit organization that provides housing to the families and caregivers of military members in need, are just a few of the organizations that have benefitted from Nick’s volunteer service. Additionally, he is the chair of MOCPA’s St. Louis Chapter, and previously served as chair for the St. Louis Chapter Community Outreach Taskforce. He also currently serves on the CLA Foundation Board of Directors.

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