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Bring 3, Bring the 4th Free to Accounting Connections!

Have you heard? 
The Annual Meeting is now the Accounting Connections Conference this June 9 - 10 at the Sheraton Birmingham in Uptown Birmingham. Full agenda here >>

Can't attend in person? For the first time ever, you can live-broadcast Day One's Professional Issues Update and afternoon A&A session. See the full-agenda and all of your registration options online at >>

Also, for the first-time, your organization can Bring Three, Get the Fourth Free, when you register your employees to attend one or both days of our new-branded annual members meeting. Look forward to phenomenal education, the new awards-reception Celebration of Success, local Birmingham food and fun, and Get Connected at the Accounting Connections Conference >>

Recharge (and Rest) in Gulf Shores!

Visit The Beach Club in Gulf Shores this June 21st through June 24th to earn up to 32 hours of education. This four-day event allows you to choose from a variety of timely tax, A&A, and other topics. With plenty of education and downtime, we can help you keep work/life balance in check!

Visit to choose your classes and find out more information about accommodations at The Beach Club. Use our registration form to request your courses. Each course is $175.00 for members or $225.00 for non-members. Questions? Contact Mary McCallister at >>

Identity Theft Affidavit Available Online

As the Alabama Department of Revenue continues to battle refund fraud related to identity theft, the department develops new and better tools to help taxpayers join in the fight. ADOR has now made it easier for taxpayers who have been victimized by ID theft to file an Identity Theft Affidavit with the department by making it available online.

If a taxpayer has been or thinks they have been a victim of identity theft, they are encouraged to submit this form. Filing an Identity Theft Affidavit with the department initiates a series of system checks and safeguards to ensure fraudulent refunds are not issued, thus protecting taxpayers and taxpayer dollars. Read more >>

Final Department of Labor Rule Published

The final DOL rule will:

  • Raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week to $913 ($47,476 per year), ensuring protections to 4.2 million workers.
  • Automatically update the salary threshold every three years, based on wage growth over time, increasing predictability.
  • Provide greater clarity for workers and employers.

The final rule will become effective on December 1, 2016, giving employers more than six months to prepare. The final rule does not make any changes to the duties test for executive, administrative and professional employees.

The comprehensive overtime rule (508 pages) is now available at the public inspection desk here. The DOL website has many fact sheets and other information here: >>

The 2016 AICPA PCPS - National MAP Survey is here!

The country’s largest CPA firm practice management benchmarking survey is now live.

This survey is brought to you by the AICPA’s PCPS (Private Companies Practice Section) and, who are pleased to welcome back Aon Insurance Services as a proud survey sponsor.

Targeted benchmarks include billing rates, chargeability ratios, compensation, and other key performance indicators. The value of these benchmarks depends on broad participation among CPA firms.

The survey is open to all CPA firms* – please participate!

If you participated in 2014, you will receive an email from with login credentials you can use to access the survey. 

If you did not participate in 2014, you can sign up for the survey here.  You’ll be prompted for your information will create personalized login credentials at that time.

The survey will close to new participants on Friday, July 15.

For more information, please visit

*You do not need to be a member of PCPS to participate.

Chapter Meetings and Events

For complete details on chapter meetings and events click here >>

Chapter Date  Location Time
Wheeler Basin 5/25/16 Chapter Business Meeting 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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

Tax Manager - Auditor

Phifer Incorporated, a leader in the insect screen, solar control fabrics, drawn wire, engineered products and designed fabrics industries has an opening for a Corporate Tax Manager/Auditor in their Tuscaloosa, Alabama office.

This position is responsible for managing the tax planning, tax reporting, auditing and compliance functions for a multi-state and global manufacturing business. Phifer is a privately-held C Corp firm with 3 foreign subsidiaries.

The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or Taxation. CPA License. 7+ years' experience in corporate and international compliance. SAP experience preferred.

Contact Gloria Lamon at or go to Careers.

Tax Supervisor

Machen McChesney is seeking a highly motivated Tax Supervisor with great partner potential for its Montgomery, AL location and its Auburn-Opelika, AL location. Position requires 3 to 7 years' experience in public accounting. Competitive salary & benefits within a flexible environment. Visit our website at; careers; current openings, to review the job description and submit a resume.

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May 24, 2016
In this issue    

  • Bring 3, Bring the 4th for Free. Register your team for the Accounting Connections Conference to save!

  • Recharge and relax when you attend the best CPE seminars in Gulf Shores!

  • Identity Theft Affidavit available online.
  • Final Department of Labor Rule published.

  • The 2016 AICPA PCPS - National MAP Survey is here!

  • Wheeler Basin Chapter Meeting on Wednesday.

  • Tax Manager - Auditor
  • Seeking Tax Supervisor for Montgomery and Auburn-Opelika.
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