Alabama Society of CPAs View in Browser May 2017

Final Week of Session Full of Fireworks and 2017 Regular Session Wrap-Up

Week thirteen, the final week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature, was not short of excitement. The Legislature convened on Tuesday for four consecutive legislative days, meeting until the wee hours of the morning. Democrats used the dilatory tactic of requesting that bills be read at length to slow the process, including the more than 16-hour reading of the reapportionment bill in both houses. Read more about Week 13 >>

On Friday, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die the 2017 Regular Legislative Session. Going into the session in February, lawmakers faced a slate of critical issues, budget woes and political scandal. At present, just a little over three months later, state leadership looks dramatically different and, though the Legislature managed to balance the budgets for fiscal year 2018, major issues with significant financial implications remain unresolved. It has certainly been the most interesting session in recent memory, perhaps ever.  Read more from the final legislative summary of the 2017 Regular Session here >>

Week-by-week the ASCPA tracks bills that are important to Alabama CPAs. Visit to see all legislative summaries and bill tracking. Find the final bill tracking report here >>

Second Notice for Membership Renewal

Second Notices for Membership Dues for 2017-2018 were sent out electronically on May 22, 2017. Online dues payments and updates to your membership profile can be made here: My Membership >>

For questions about your membership status, contact Shanna Jackson at or call 334.386.5754.

Chapter Events This Month

The ASCPA has 11 chapters throughout Alabama. Chapter membership allows you to network with CPAs in your area, remain active in the ASCPA and track industry news throughout the state.

Need to make an announcement for your next chapter meeting or special event? Contact Diane Christy at >>

It's Not too Late to Join Us for the Employee Benefits Workshop

This Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Montgomery, to hear directly from Marcus Aron, CPA, CGMA, and Senior Auditor for the United States Department of Labor in the Employee Benefits Security Administration. Plus, get first-hand news and insights from local experts on the issues that are critical to employee benefit plan audits. Whether you are new to the practice or are ready for an advanced look at the issues, the Employee Benefits Workshop provides a comprehensive review of the latest regulatory information and compliance issues that are vital in a corporate environment. Click here to find out more and to register online >>

Register 3, Bring the 4th Free to Accounting Connections

The Annual Meeting is now the Accounting Connections Conference. Join the Alabama Society of CPAs in Montgomery, Alabama at the Renaissance Montgomery in the heart of the City of Dreams for another year of the re-imagined Annual Meeting. Register 3, Bring the 4th Free to this year's event; save more when you register before May 25th >>

Can't attend in person? You can live-broadcast Day One's A&A sessions from your computer for only $174 when you register before May 25th. See the full-agenda and all of your registration options online at >>

Meet Us at the Beach Club Next Month

Meet us at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores, June 20, 2017 through June 23, 2017, and you get to choose from a variety of timely tax, A&A, and other topics -- find all of the courses listed here. With plenty of education and downtime, we can help you keep work/life balance in check! Reserve your room and choose your classes today, and check "Summer getaway" off your to-do list! All the details can be found at >>

Take Away More than Buzzwords from the Business & Industry Workshop

CPAs in business and industry are consistently faced with changes and developments that make their professional needs unique. So, the ASCPA presents the Business and Industry Workshop on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Hear from experts on strategic management and leadership skills critical to corporate CPAs, including:

  • Business Intelligence and Big Data with Marc Hamilton, CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc.
  • Legislative Update with Representative Danny Garrett, State of Alabama
  • Risk Management with Marc Hamilton, CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc.
  • Quote-to-Cash Process with Brent McClure, Chalkable
  • Employment Law and Human Resources Update with Kelly Pate and Dorman Walker, Balch & Bingham, LLP.
  • Key challenges and opportunities, working anywhere anytime (not everywhere, always), favorite apps, and Higher Logic during the Roundtable Discussion.

To learn more about the 2017 Business and Industry Workshop and register online, click here >>


Cullman Electric Cooperative seeks qualified applicants for the position of Accountant. 

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business, with a concentration in accounting, from an accredited four-year college or university is required.  Knowledge of FERC System of Accounts and utility accounting experience is preferred. 
For more information concerning this position and the application process, please review the job announcement in the “My Cooperative/Employment Opportunities” section of the Cullman Electric Cooperative website at  

Cullman Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

CPA or CPA Candidate

CPA firm seeks CPA or CPA candidate. 3 years' audit/tax experience required.
3646 W Main St, Dothan, AL 36305. email:

Alabama eID - Protect Your Identity and Fight Tax Fraud

Protect your identity and help fight tax fraud by creating an electronic ID. The eID app verifies your identity using a selfie, creating a credential that and is unique to you and only you. When taxes are filed, you will receive an in-app notification to verify the return, ensuring that your identity has not been compromised. Visit to learn how to create an Alabama eID today.

ITAC Solutions Opportunities
ITAC Solutions, regional staffing and recruiting firm, offers these opportunities:

For more information on these opportunities and others available now, visit the "Job Openings" page on

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