Alabama Society of CPAs

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We serve as a resource by assisting your firm in scheduling a review, selecting a reviewer, and finalizing your firm's report through the committee acceptance process according to the AICPA's standards.

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ASCPA Member Benefits

As a member of the only statewide organization for CPAs in Alabama, you have access to an array of member benefits ranging from deals on quality CPE, discounts on products and services as well as many networking and leadership opportunities to help you make the most of your profession!

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Education/CPE

  • Dec 2 - 3
    In Person Montgomery 16 Credits

    Does your firm struggle to find the time to train your entry-level tax staff? Send them to the ASCPA's tax training seminars! These courses are written and taught by the highly-rated Lisa McKinney. This training will be invaluable to both your staff and your firm.

    This interactive course is designed for new staff entering the workforce. It is an introduction to individual and S Corporation preparation issues with emphasis on the most important points new preparers need to be aware of for current tax returns.

    Major topics covered:

    · Filing status & standard deductions  
    · Itemized deductions 
    · Personal and dependent exemption rules
    · Interest & dividend income
    · Intro to S Corps  
    · Gross income, exclusions from income parental election for certain taxpayers
    · Passive loss rules    
    · Publicly traded partnerships    
    · Adjustments to gross income    
    · Tax calculations, regular tax, SE tax, penalties on retirement distributions
    · Selected individual tax credits:  American Opportunity, Lifetime Learning, child tax & adoption credits
    · Payroll taxes    
    · Sales taxes
    · Carrybacks/Amended returns
    · RMD
    · Personal use of auto
    · Other skills: Excel, etc.

  • Dec 5 - 6
    In Person 16 Credits

    Join us for this year's Governmental Accounting and Auditing Forum!  For the first time ever, register to attend via LIVE STREAM!

    Book your room at the Embassy Suites - Hoover by clicking here.

    To register to live stream the Ethics only session, click here.

    GAAF 2019

    Embassy Suites - Hoover

    December 5-6, 2019

    DAY ONE

    Time

    Speaker

    Topic

    8:15-8:30

    ASCPA Update & Opening Comments

    8:30-10:30

    Lisa Parker, GASB

    GASB Update

    10:30-10:50

    AM Break + AGA Update

    10:50-11:50

    Lisa Parker, GASB

    Update on Financial Reporting Model

    11:50-12:50

    Lunch

    12:50-1:40

    Brian Barksdale & Jason Harpe,
    Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC

    GASB 87/Leases

    1:40-2:30

    Kathleen Baxter, State of Alabama

    CFO Roundtable

    Lori Law, USAF

    Penny Smith, City of Huntsville

    Lauren Butts, Alabaster School Board

    2:30-2:50

    PM Break + GFOAA Update

    2:50-4:05

    Paul Perry, Warren Averett, LLC

    Blockchain/Cyber/Emerging Tech

    DAY TWO

    Time

    Speaker

    Topic

    8:30-10:00

    Keivan Deravi,
    Economics Research Services, Inc.

    The Recession after the Great Recession-an Economic Update

    10:00-10:15

    AM Break

    10:15-11:45

    Tommie Singleton
    Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC

    Internal Controls/Green Book

    11:45-12:45

    Lunch

    12:45-2:25

    Sedrik Newbern,
    NASBA Center for Public Trust

    Ethical Leadership:  The True Sustainable Leadership

    2:25-2:40

    PM Break

    2:40-3:55

    Kevin Andrews,
    Financial Forensics & Valuation Group

    Fraud

  • Dec 16 - 17
    In Person Montgomery 16 Credits

    Does your firm struggle to find the time to train your tax staff? Send them to the ASCPA's tax training seminars! These courses are written and taught by the highly-rated Lisa McKinney. This training will be invaluable to both your staff and your firm.

    This course is designed for tax preparers with one busy season under their belts. It provides more in-depth coverage of issues such as business income, depreciation and property issues, as well as and introduction to C Corp topics.

    Major topics covered include:

    · ACA tax 
    · Formation & structure (C Corp)
    · Eligibility, election, formation (S Corp)
    · Formation & operating agreement considerations 
    · Estate, gift & fiduciary taxation
    · Employee vs. Subcontractor 
    · C Corp Operations 
    · Pass through, basis distributions (S Corp, Partnerships)
    · Depreciation – MACRS & Sec. 179
    · Home offices 
    · 1231, 1245 & 1250 transactions
    · Tax research skills

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