Society Benefits

Society Benefits

  • Chapter Involvement offers numerous opportunities for professional growth and networking!

  • Committee Involvement share your voice by serving in the area of your expertise!

  • Continuing Professional Education classes at discount prices for members!

  • Legislative Representation the ALA/CPA/PAC and the ASCPA lobbyist strive to promote uniformity of regulations, to protect the integrity of your CPA certificate, and block legislation detrimental to our profession.

  • Referral Service reach those in need of your services, at no charge, with the ASCPA referral service!

  • Advertising Campaign The Society has embarked on an image enhancement campaign to remind the business community of the unique qualifications of the CPA profession, and of the wide range of services CPAs provide. Through television, radio and print media, the campaign promotes the value of the CPA designation.

  • ASCPA Magazine Published ten times a year and provided free to all Society members, the official Society publication keeps members updated on important professional issues, provides news about other members and about Society initiatives and events. Also, members may place classified ads concerning employment, business opportunities, etc. in the ASCPA Magazine.

  • Peer Review ASCPA keeps peer review costs at the lowest possible rates for its members. The CPA profession is the only profession in the country that places a high premium on self-regulation. The ASCPA is proud to offer a top quality practice-monitoring program to CPA & PA firms required by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy to have peer reviews. Member firms receive a substantial discount in peer review administrative and annual renewal fees.

  • Enforcement of High Ethical Standards We all benefit from CPAs adhering to the highest of ethical standards. Your professional organization is a part of the nation-wide Joint Ethics Enforcement Program because we believe one of the hallmarks of a quality profession relates to a strong ethics-oriented approach to work. Complaints are either handled by the ASCPA Ethics Committee or referred directly to the AICPA for investigation.

  • National Representation The Society is actively involved in the decision-making process at the national level so that we can influence decisions that could impact you in your day-to-day work in the State of Alabama. Four members of the Alabama Society of CPAs serve on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Council and many more serve on AICPA Committees.

  • Representation with the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy The ASBPA is the regulatory body in Alabama that administers the laws and regulations associated with being a CPA. Because the actions of the ASBPA potentially impacts all Alabama CPAs, the Society‚Äôs President and CEO represents us at all meetings of the State Board. The Society and State Board also collaborate in all aspects of the Peer Review Program.