Alabama Society of CPAs View in Browser March 2018

Week Nine: The General Fund Budget and Much Ado Over Economic Development

There are twelve meeting days remaining in the 2018 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature. The General Fund Budget, and all related measures including the $30 million supplemental appropriation of the Department of Corrections, will be considered by the House on Tuesday. A substitute version of the Education Trust Fund Budget will be considered by the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee on Education on Tuesday and is expected to be brought to the Senate floor on Thursday.

Rumors of an earlier-than-normal sine die persist; rightfully so, given that the Legislature is expected to give final passage to both the General Fund Budget and Education Trust Fund Budget [this] week. The fact that the Legislature has yet to schedule its traditional spring break is further indication of its desire to finish up as soon as possible. Still, key legislative items remain pending and, to adjourn immediately upon approval of the budgets (which could be as soon as next Thursday), would leave many bills hanging in the balance including the authorization of funding measures critical to Medicaid (HB321 and HB322) and the Alabama Jobs Enhancement Act among others. Read more about this week's activity >>

Week-by-week the ASCPA tracks bills that are important to Alabama CPAs. Find all the bill tracking reports and legislative summaries at this week's bill tracking report here >>

Tailor Your ASCPA Profile to Your Needs

If your employment information or personal information has changed, please let us know. 
We use the information you provide to understand your needs. We also use it to tailor our communication with you.

You can update your information onlineFor assistance/questions regarding your profile information contact our membership department: Shanna Jackson at or 334.386.5754.

Lights! Camera! Action! 

We know that members in public accounting are working especially hard right now. Please share brief smart phone videos of how your firm handles busy season -- piles of paperwork on a partner's desk? CHECK! A gaggle of interns inhabiting a forest of cubicles? CHECK! A breakroom full of snacks? DOUBLE CHECK! Chair massages, dry cleaning, on-line grocery ordering, other concierge services? OH, YES!

Ask tax season interns or your social media superstars to document these moments and tag the ASCPA on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We'll be using select clips in our centennial video and others on ASCPA social media. 

Don't think about it, just FILM it! Tag us in your tax season posts on social media and send them to

SEC 2018: One Part Hot Topics, One Part Vacation

The Summer Education Conference is unlike any other program we offer. It's one part hot topics, one part family vacation. Then, we add some warm and friendly folks from Louisiana and Florida and a shining cast of speakers and you get one of the best events of the year! And with a variety of accommodations, we've got something to fit just about any vacation budget, so make plans to join us this summer and bask in the fun. Register by June 22, 2018 to save early >>

The 99th Annual Meeting of the ASCPA

1918 began in the middle of a great war and abounding opportunities for the new CPA designation... so our centennial year begins with a garden party to celebrate how far we have come. Join us on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama at the Wynlakes Country Club for a full-day of education and an evening of celebration. 

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we unveil more about this year's Annual Meeting. Get the latest details and register at >>

Controller Position

Master's Degree in accounting preferred. Must be CPA, OR 7 or more years of progressive multi-functional accounting experience within a public utility, electric cooperative or investor owned utility and be fully proficient in all utility accounting functions. Demonstrated accounting software proficiency is required. For more information, go to Careers.

Controller Wanted

Seeking a hands-on controller for growing multi-state specialty contractor based in Montgomery. This position will directly report to the company president and oversee the entire accounting function. Primary responsibilities are to provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, financial reporting, and budget management functions. Qualifications include a BS in accounting or finance; CPA preferred. Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional certification helpful. 10 years of construction experience with commensurate communication and leadership skills. Generous salary and benefits package.

For more details, or to send resumes,
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