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2019 ASCPA STUDENT GUIDE TO ACCOUNTING FIRMS IN ALABAMA

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Dear Future CPA, Welcome to the 2019 Student Guide to Accounting Firms in Alabama. Produced by the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) with Becker Review, this directory can be a vital resource in your career planning process. We have provided information on 42 firms from across the state, plus tips on how to land that big job. This guide is your handbook as you embark on the first stages of your professional life. You have picked a great time to become a CPA. Today, the CPA credential equates to a world of possibilities. Gone are the days of pocket-protector, back-room number-crunchers. Rather, CPAs are a diverse group of professionals involved in shaping the futures of the businesses and individuals they serve. Salaries and job opportunities are up across the nation and CPAs are enjoying job security not often found in today’s changing marketplace. With so many opportunities, you often have the luxury of weighing offers from multiple companies. This directory will be a helpful tool in comparing different firms across the state so you can find the one that’s right for you. The ASCPA is proud to provide this valuable resource. As the professional association for CPAs in Alabama, our mission is to advance the profession by providing our members with the support and services they need to maintain the highest standards. That means that we are committed to helping you build your professional career on the best foundation possible. To find out more about what ASCPA has to offer and to learn about our free student membership, visit pages 4 and 5 of this guide or our website at www.ascpa.org. We look forward to helping you as you take the next steps toward a successful career as a CPA. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-227-1711 or jbirmingham@ascpa.org. Best of Luck,

Jeannine P. Birmingham, CPA, CGMA President and CEO 1


TABLE OF CONTENTS Membership Information.............................................................................. 4 Student Membership Application.................................................................. 5 Associate Membership Application................................................................ 6 5 Steps to Becoming a CPA........................................................................... 7 CPA Exam Frequently Asked Questions........................................................ 8 10 Interview Questions Decoded.................................................................. 9 Employers Are Looking for Candidates with Integrity, Communication Skills.....................................................................................11 Student Programs........................................................................................ 13 DIRECTORY OF FIRMS Abroms & Associates, PC............................................................................ 17 Anglin Reichmann Snellgrove & Armstrong................................................ 18 Banks, Finley, White & Company, CPAs.................................................... 19 Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, LLC....................................................... 20 Borland Benefield, P.C................................................................................ 21 Bern, Butler, Capilouto & Massey, PC........................................................ 22 Brand, Blackwell & Company, PC.............................................................. 23 Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC......................................................................... 24 CDPA, PC.................................................................................................. 25 Crabtree, Rowe & Berger, PC..................................................................... 26 Crow Shields Bailey, PC.............................................................................. 27 Crow Wilkinson Constantine Singleton Morrow, PC.................................. 28 Culotta, Scroggins, Hendricks & Gillespie, PC........................................... 29 Deloitte & Touche, LLP.............................................................................. 30 Dent Moses, LLP........................................................................................ 31 DiPiazza LaRocca Heeter & Co, LLC......................................................... 32 Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP................................................................... 33 Ernst & Young, LLP.................................................................................... 34 2


TABLE OF CONTENTS Gant, Croft & Associates, PC...................................................................... 35 Hartmann, Blackmon, & Kilgore, PC (hb&k)............................................ 36 Hill, Fogg, & Associates, PC....................................................................... 37 Jackson Thornton........................................................................................ 38 JamisonMoneyFarmer, PC.......................................................................... 39 Kassouf & Co., PC...................................................................................... 40 KPMG, LLP............................................................................................... 41 Machen, Machesney LLP............................................................................ 42 MDA Professional Group, PC..................................................................... 43 Mostellar & Shreve, LLP............................................................................. 44 Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore, PC............................................................ 45 PricewaterhouseCoopers.............................................................................. 46 Rabren, Odom, Pierce & Hayes, PC........................................................... 47 Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, LLP................................................. 48 Smith Dukes............................................................................................... 49 Sovereign CPA Group, LLC........................................................................ 50 T.E. Lott & Company, PA........................................................................... 51 Terry Jones & Associates, PC...................................................................... 52 Tidwell Group............................................................................................. 53 Till Hester Eyer & Brown, PC.................................................................... 54 Warren Averett, LLC................................................................................... 55 Way, Ray, Shelton & Co., PC...................................................................... 56 Wilkins Miller, LLC.................................................................................... 57 Personal Firm Contacts............................................................................... 58 Additional Resources............................................... Inside Back Cover 3


Take the Next Step…Become an ASCPA Member The Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants is the professional association for CPAs in Alabama. For students and career-starters, we’re here to help you any way we can on your journey toward becoming a CPA and establishing yourself in the profession. ASCPA has two special membership classifications for soon-to-be CPAs. Student membership is a one-time fee of $25 and available to juniors, seniors and graduate students at an accredited college or university. If you’ve completed school and are actively pursuing the CPA designation, you qualify for our associate membership ($45). As a member of our organization, ASCPA will be here to help you: Prepare for the CPA Exam With discounts on both live courses and review software, ASCPA has you covered when it comes to CPA exam studying. ASCPA members receive $300 off Becker CPA Review courses, 30% off Kaplan Schweser CPA Review, 20% off Gleim Review Systems Materials and $200 off Roger CPA. Go to ASCPA.org to find student information under the “for members” tab. Stand Out Looking for a way to stand apart when you start applying for jobs? Membership in a professional organization such as ASCPA looks great on a resume. In fact, with more than 6,500 members across the state, chances are pretty good that your future boss is a member, too. Build Professional Relationships By becoming an ASCPA member, you also become a member of one of our eleven chapters. The chapter meetings are a great opportunity to get to know both young and established professionals in your area. Stay Informed ASCPA has a host of resources to assist you as you prepare to start your professional career: • Our website, www.ascpa.org, is your source for what’s happening now in the profession, with a special section just for students. • ASCPA Connections Magazine is published by-monthly and provides articles and updates on issues affecting the CPA profession. • # ALcpasuccess is published digitally every Tuesday and provides the latest ASCPA happenings, the latest news in the profession, and the latest schedule of education and chapter events. Lend a Hand Our Young CPAs are very involved in the community. With an exciting variety of service projects like the Young CPA Charity Golf Tournament, local food banks, book and clothing drives for charity, you’ll love getting involved in our community service projects. 4


ALABAMA SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Post Office Box 242987 • Montgomery, Alabama 36124-2987 STUDENT MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION One-time fee of $25. Visit www.ascpa.org to apply online PERSONAL INFORMATION Name______________________________________________________________ Gender Male p Female p Date of Birth________________________________ Current Address______________________________________________________ City_________________________ State____________ Zip___________________ Permanent Address____________________________________________________ City_________________________ State____________ Zip___________________ Home Phone (

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E-Mail_____________________________________________________________ EDUCATION College or University*_________________________________________________ Anticipated Graduation Date*___________________________________________ 150 Hour Completion Date* ___________________________________________ Have you applied to sit for the CPA exam? _________________________________ *Required BUSINESS INFORMATION (If Applicable) Name______________________________________________________________ Position____________________________________________________________ Mailing Address______________________________________________________ City_________________________ State____________ Zip___________________ SPONSOR: List the name of a CPA or accounting educator who is a member of ASCPA and has agreed to sponsor your application. (For ASCPA reference) Sponsor’s Name______________________________________________________ Contact E-mail or Phone_______________________________________________ NOTE: Student membership is available to individuals who are at least a junior at an accredited college or university with a declared major or concentration in accounting. Student members have no voting rights and are not eligible to hold any office. 5


ALABAMA SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Post Office Box 242987 • Montgomery, Alabama 36124-2987 ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION ($45 + $25 Application Fee) Visit www.ascpa.org for our complete fee structure and to apply online Associate membership is available to individuals who are actively pursuing the CPA designation. Associate members have no voting rights and are not eligible to hold any office.

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5 STEPS TO BECOMING A CPA 1. REVIEW EXAM REQUIREMENTS To sit for the CPA exam in Alabama, you must be at least 19 years of age and an American citizen, or have declared your intent to become a citizen. You will need: • A bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting or at least 33 hours in accounting (excluding introductory courses) including 9 hours in financial accounting, 6 hours in both auditing and taxation, 3 hours in both managerial and governmental/not-forprofit, and 6 hours in accounting electives. Credits must also include 3 hours in business law and 27 hours in other business subjects -OR• A graduate degree in accounting from a program accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (www.aacsb.edu), or comparable accrediting organization recognized by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy (www. asbpa.alabama.gov) -OR• A graduate degree from an AACSB, or other comparable accrediting organization recognized by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy, accredited program with all of the requirements detailed above. 2. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION, ENROLL IN EXAM REVIEW COURSE • If you meet the educational requirements, submit your application to the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy. Your name on the application should exactly match your name on your primary form of identification, which is usually your driver’s license. At this time you should also begin planning your study approach by making inquiries into CPA reviews available in your area. ASCPA members save hundreds of dollars on Becker CPA Review courses, ExamMatrix review software, Kaplan Schweser CPA Review, and Gleim Review Systems Materials. 3. REQUEST AND FORWARD YOUR TRANSCRIPTS • Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application it is best to make plans to start your review at this time. 4. PAY YOUR EXAM FEES • After receiving the required information, the Alabama State Board will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months; however, since every third month is a non-testing month, the NTS covers four testing months. 5. SCHEDULE YOUR EXAM • Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric (www.prometric.com/cpa) and can be set up online. You can take the exam at a site in Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Mobile, Montgomery or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you. 7


CPA EXAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS When is the exam administered? The exam is administered during two out of every three months. For example, the exam is offered in January and February, March is a non-testing month. The four non-testing months are March, June, September and December. How long will the application process take? First time applicants should be prepared for the application process to take from four to eight weeks. Careful and accurate completion of applications, including timely submission of all information (transcripts) may speed up the process. Re-examination candidates can expect a shorter application period. When should I start the exam application/registration process? You should start the process as early as possible. The AICPA and Prometric recommend scheduling test dates 45 days prior to the date you wish to take your exam to ensure the best chance of receiving that date. How do I schedule my exams? Candidates can schedule their exams in one of three ways: on the internet at www.prometric.com/cpa, calling the Candidate Services Call Center at 1-800-580-9648, or by calling your local test center directly. Is the exam uniform? Candidates will take different, but equivalent, exams. Each exam will be drawn from a pool of test questions. The specifications of the questions will ensure that the results are comparable among students. How is the exam graded? What is a passing score? Grades on the exam range from 0 to 99 with a scaled 75 as the passing score. When and how are candidates notified of their grades? Scores for the CPA Exam will be released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to state boards of accountancy based upon the table below. Day in Testing Window* Target Release Date Timeline Day 1 – 20  10 business days following day 20 of the testing window Day 21 – 45 5 business days following day 45 of the testing window Day 46 – Close of Window 5 business days following the close of the testing window After Close of Window 5 business days after receiving all scoring data for the testing window *Records received by the AICPA Note: Some scores for the BEC section may be released in a subsequent release due to the written communication tasks. What is the time frame in which a candidate must pass all parts of the exam? You must pass all four test sections of the exam within a rolling 18-month period, which begins on the date that the first test section passed is taken. 8


10 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS DECODED Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing—Reprinted with Permission Anyone who’s ever spent time in a job search has probably walked away from at least one interview knowing right away that he botched it. Quite often, people who do feel confident about their last interview know they still could have answered one or two questions much better than they did. The problem behind such scenarios is that too often, job seekers misunderstand or underestimate what they’re being asked during an interview, according to Jack Warner and Clyde Bryan, co-authors of “Inside Secrets of Finding a Teaching Job.” A question such as, “Do you have any more questions for me?” may seem innocent and simple enough to answer, but candidates who give a weak response are usually the ones screened out of consideration for the job. Job seekers should be aware that every question an interviewer asks is an opportunity to sell themselves as the most outstanding, must-have candidate for the job. In their book, Warner and Bryan identify some of the most popular interview questions, reveal what interviewers really want to know when asking them and offer tips to help job seekers develop a savvy response. These questions include: Tell us about yourself. What they’re really asking: What makes you special? Why should we hire you? Tips: Prepare several selling points about yourself. Give a quick “elevator speech” that overviews your experience and achievements. What are your greatest strengths? What they’re really asking: How do you perceive your talents and abilities as a professional? Will you be an asset to our organization? Tips: Sell yourself. If you don’t promote your strengths, nobody else will. Prepare six or seven responses. Be “confidently humble.” What are your greatest weaknesses? What they’re really asking: How honest are you being about yourself with us? How realistic are you? Tips: Present your weakness as a positive. Don’t talk too long or emphasize your downfalls. Why are you interested in working here? What they’re really asking: How dedicated are you? Do you have a passion for this type of work? Tips: Keep your answer simple and to the point. Stay away from such responses as, “Many of my friends have worked here.” This response isn’t very impressive. Why should we hire you? What they’re really asking: Can you convince us you’re “the one?” Can you sell your “product?” Tips: Make a powerful statement about the value you’ll bring to their organization. Toot your own horn, but be wary of sounding arrogant. (Continued on page 10) 9


10 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS DECODED (Continued from page 9) Where do you see yourself five years from now? What they’re really asking: Will you be here for only year a before moving on, or are you committed to staying here for a while? Are you a stable person? Can you set goals for yourself? Tips: Be aware that they might not want to hire someone who will be around for only a year or two. Feel free to say that you have one goal at the moment: to be the very best employee for that particular job. What are some of your hobbies? What they’re really asking: How well-rounded are you? What do you do outside of work that might transfer positively into the workplace? Tips: Emphasize any hobbies or activities that may relate to the job. Help the interviewer learn more about you and perceive you as a person, rather than a job candidate. Therefore, don’t just answer questions, respond to them. Would you be willing to pursue an extra certificate or credential? What they’re really asking: How is your attitude? How flexible are you? Tips: Tell the interviewer how important professional growth is to you. Understand that the person who will impress the interviewer the most is the one willing to do the extra work. What were you hoping we’d ask today, but didn’t? What they’re really asking: Is there anything special about yourself that you want us to know? Tips: Consider this a “show and tell” opportunity. Use materials from your portfolio to convince them how valuable you’ll be to their organization. Do you have any questions for us? What they’re really asking: Are you prepared to ask questions? How interested are you in this position? Tips: List five or six questions on an index card. Ask at least one question, even if all of your prepared questions have been answered. Never say, “No, you’ve answered all of my questions.” Warner and Clyde remind job seekers that it’s important to sound natural and thoughtful when replying to such questions, saying, “Don’t let your responses sound ‘canned’ or rehearsed. It’s important to make the interviewer feel as though you’ve given serious thought to their question and are genuinely interested in the job.” ———— Selena Dehne is a career writer for JIST Publishing who shares the latest occupational, career and job search information available with job seekers and career changers. Her articles help people find meaningful work, develop their career and life plans, and carry out effective job search campaigns. 10


EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WITH INTEGRITY, COMMUNICATION SKILLS Joan Davis, President of PangeaTwo Hiring managers look for more from potential employees than just a firm handshake, shiny shoes and a professionally prepared resume. Companies are desperately looking for a candidate to bring a multitude of skills to the organization and also someone who the management is confident can get the job done. Here are a few things to remember as you begin your official job search by writing resumes and preparing for interviews. At PangeaTwo, an executive search, consulting and staffing firm in Birmingham, we have looked at thousands of resumes over the years. We know what hiring managers will notice in the less than 20 seconds they spend looking at your resume, and one thing you can count on is that they will look at your grades. A hiring manager uses your GPA as an indicator of how seriously you took your schoolwork and future career. It speaks to your dedication to excellence. You don’t need to have a 4.0 to get most jobs, but your grades paint a picture of your skill level and your enthusiasm. If you have any grade issues, then be prepared to be as transparent as possible when it comes time to explain during an interview. Over the years I have interviewed literally hundreds of candidates, and I can tell you from experience that poor choices early in your academic career can be forgiven, but not coming clean about the true nature of the events can mean the end of the interview. If you started out in engineering and made a few bad grades before becoming the accounting genius that you are now, just explain it in a very sincere and matter-offact way. Hiring mangers love those that can humble themselves and admit their mistakes, but they resent those that make excuses. Transparency is the key. It speaks to honesty and integrity, two intangible attributes that I see becoming increasingly more important each year. After they look at your grades and educational information, a hiring manager wants to see if you have any relevant work experience on your resume. Internships, part-time jobs and extra-curricular activities show initiative, and they are certainly great ways to get relevant experience. When pursuing your first professional position, your ability to relate your experience to the position is critical. Most people list “excellent communication skills” on their resume, but it’s your ability to demonstrate those skills that will put yours ahead of other resumes in the stack. Draw direct correlations between your past experiences and the job requirements. Bridging the gap between what the employer wants and what you have done will help them see you as their best choice. You are not only telling them about yourself but showing them you are capable of communicating efficiently, a skill necessary to anyone that will represent their company to clients. If a manager wants more information about an accomplishment concisely listed on your resume, he or she can ask you during an interview. Answer these questions honestly with anecdotes that illustrate your skills and show off your personality. Being (Continued on page 12) 11


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(Continued from page 11) honest, even if you have to show some weakness, shows your interviewer you have integrity. Let your experiences speak for themselves, instead of trying to brag and oversell yourself. Relate what you learned from a situation and how you’ll use that knowledge if similar circumstances were to arise. Being prepared to answer questions about yourself is not the only research you need to do for an interview. On top of your self-reflection, make sure to investigate the company and the position, and use that information to give informed answers and to ask good questions if given a chance. This shows you are interested in the company and your possible place within it. If you’ve gotten an interview, the hiring manager probably knows you’re qualified to do the job. What they don’t know is if you’ll be a good fit for the organization. During the interview, you should show them how you can contribute to their specific situation and how you would complement the team they have there. You can do that more effectively if you know about their company. As the interview wraps up, if you think you’re a good fit for the position, remember to do something very important: ask for the job. Let them know you are interested in and serious about the position. You’ll leave a manager with a favorable impression of your enthusiasm, and you can use it as another opportunity to stress how you match up to their needs. You will probably get some concrete information about when a decision will be made, and you can use that to follow-up with a thank-you note and calls back if you don’t hear from them first. Getting your first job is not just about wearing the right suit or a carefully worded resume objective. You’ve got to demonstrate you have the skills and enthusiasm to do the job. Your GPA can do this for you, but you can convey your competency in other ways. A concisely-worded resume will show off your communication skills and your accomplishments. Honesty and some good stories will make your interview memorable. Researching the company will help you tailor your responses and questions to the position for which you are interviewing. And finally, having the confidence to ask for the job will end your interview on the right foot and, hopefully, help make the decision to hire you. _______ PangeaTwo is an executive search, consulting, and staffing firm based in Birmingham. Rather than viewing recruitment as an exercise in supply and demand, PangeaTwo sees it as a catalyst for transformation within an organization, yielding far-reaching benefits. PangeaTwo can provide companies with a competitive advantage, expand skill sets, build morale, and rally a team in the pursuit of excellence. For more information contact them at www.pangeatwo.com or 205.444.0080.

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Student Programs ACCOUNTING INTERVIEW DAY One day recruiting program for accounting students at smaller universities and colleges. Five students, who meet specific criteria, will be invited to participate by their respective accounting departments. Meet recruiters from public accounting, business and industry, the FBI, the IRS, and Alabama state agencies. Job offers and internships result from this program. EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AND CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS These scholarships are awarded each spring for the following academic year. Applications are available beginning in January through the ASCPA website, www.ascpa.org. The Educational Foundation awards one at each of the 24 schools with accredited accounting programs. Many of the eleven chapters of the ASCPA also award scholarships as well. There are diversity and financial need awards available. CAMPUS FINANCIAL LITERACY EVENTS Campus Ambassadors organize a variety of events during April. These events are designed to get the word out to fellow students about creating responsible financial habits. The ASCPA provides flyers and give-aways. INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOPS Young CPAs, ASCPA staff, Becker Review representatives, and ITAC Solutions staff will come to your campus for a two-hour workshop to sharpen interview and resume skills. Dressing for success and professional etiquette are also emphasized. 10 minute mock interviews provide a chance to work out the bugs in your interviewing style. ACCOUNTING CLUB CAMPUS VISITS Campus Ambassadors invite Young CPAs (through the ASCPA’s Communications Department) to come to campus and talk to their accounting club, Beta Alpha Psi or NABA chapter about accounting careers. The ASCPA brings lots of goodies and PIZZA!

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Abroms & Associates, PC P.O. Box 1426 Florence, AL 35631 Firm Contact: Martin R. Abroms E-mail Address: abromsm@abroms.com Phone: 256-767-0740 Fax: 256-767-0406 Website: www.abroms.com Firm Locations: Florence Total Staff Size: 23 Number of CPAs: 12 Number of Partners: 5 Firm Description: Abroms & Associates, PC is a CPA firm that is very focused on corporate and individual tax compliance and planning needs. We focus on adding value for our client. We want to help you become a better CPA or CPA-candidate by keeping you focused on the future even as you help clients accurately record and analyze its past and financial results. Top Industry Specializations: Corporate Finance, High Net worth Individuals and Families, Retail, Wholesale, Service Businesses, Manufacturing, Technology Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Our CPA firm seeks to make all professionals focus on adding value for the client. We want you to be in a position to look toward the future by helping clients accurately record and analyze its past financial results. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Rarely

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes. We provide an allowance for study materials and bonus upon successfully passing exam Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes

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Anglin Reichmann Armstrong 305 Quality Circle Huntsville, AL 35806 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Wendy Tucker wtucker@anglincpa.com 256-489-7241 256-539-1942 www.anglincpa.com Huntsville, Pensacola, FL 70 32 12

Firm Description: Anglin Reichmann Armstrong is a 27 year old CPA firm headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality work and our staff with the best possible working environment. Within the firm, we have specialized, trained staff in three departments: Audit and Assurance, Tax Advisory Services, and Anglin Reichmann Armstrong Solutions. We are currently listed by the AICPA as one of the 500 largest CPA firms in the United States, with the list including the international firms and national firms, and we are one of Alabama’s largest 20 CPA firms. We are pleased to be on these lists due to our careful growth, while still being a local firm emphasizing client service. Top Industry Specializations: Biotech, Construction, Employee Benefit Plans, Engineering, Architecture, Government Contracting, High Net Worth Individuals, High Tech, Manufacturing, Not-for-Profit organizations, Real Estate, Retail, Wholesale, Small Business Services, Software, Start-up Companies, Technology, Government Contracting Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Anglin Reichmann Armstrong is proud that we have been named a Best Place to Work by Accounting Today magazine, Business Alabama magazine, and the Huntsville / Madison County Chamber of Commerce. We work hard to hire the right people and provide the career opportunities and culture to allow them to grow and advance with us. As we have grown, we have maintained a small firm feel and atmosphere that sets us apart from large regional and national firms. Our firm has balance between work and life. Our state-of-the-art facilities were designed to provide a comfortable work environment while providing the resources to enable us to best serve our clients. We provide an environment that encourages professional growth and development. It is our desire that all staff realize their full potential and achieve their personal goals. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? No Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes, Anglin Reichmann Armstrong pays for each part of the initial siting of the exam. We have a bonus program for passing the exam and we pay for Becker review. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes 18


Banks, Finley, White & Company, CPAs 617 37th Street South Birmingham, AL 35222 Firm Contact: James C. White, Jr. E-mail Address: jameswhite@bfwcpa.com Phone: 205-326-6660 Fax: 205-326-3840 Website: www.bfwcpa.com Firm Locations: Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, Memphis, TN, Jackson, MS Staff size: 61 Number of CPAs: 24 Number of Partners: 5 Firm Description: Banks, Finley, White & Company was founded in 1973. We are a nationally-recognized, and regionally-located CPA firm with offices located in Atlanta, Birmingham, Jackson and Memphis. We are one of the largest minority owned firms and among the top 25 percent of all CPA firms. Banks, Finley, White & Company is a full-service firm providing an array of professional services to clients that include multinational corporations, not for-profit organizations, colleges and universities, governmental entities, private businesses, financial institutions, insurance companies, health care organizations and successful individuals. Banks, Finley, White & Company is a registered firm with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) which inspects firms that perform publicly-traded company audits. Top Industry Specialization Educational Institutions, Employee Benefit Plans, Financial Institutions, Government Contracting, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Professional Service Providers, Small Business Services, State Government Entities Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm? BFW is a place where a new grad can hit the ground running with a broad range of assignments on clients in different industries from for profit businesses to non-profits, colleges and universities and governmental entities. The wide range of accounting and auditing will prepare the grad completely for any form of accounting and auditing him/her desires to focus on in their careers. On the job training is, we have found, to be the best learning port for new accountants. The many training programs we provide for our staff will augment the on the job training and produce the results that all BFW employees and alumni experience. General Hiring Practices: Internships? Paid or unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required? Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance in preparing for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing professional education (CPE)?

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Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, LLC 1121 Riverchase Office Road Birmingham, AL 35244 Firm Contact: Heather Russell E-mail Address: hrussell@bmss.com Phone: 205-982-5539 Fax: 205-982-5501 Website: www.bmss.com Firm Locations: Auburn, Birmingham, Huntsville, Gadsden, and Opelika Total Staff Size: 180 Number of CPAs: 74 Number of Partners: 25 Firm Description: Formed in 1991, Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, LLC, is a full service accounting firm headquartered in Birmingham. Since the beginning, our goal was to establish an accounting firm that allowed for outstanding client service, career development and an enjoyable life/work balance. We are a member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, a nationwide association of independently owned local, regional and boutique firms. Awards we have received include the AICPA Public Service Award, The Wall Street Journal’s Top Small Workplaces and the Birmingham Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. Top Industry Specializations: Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Professional Services, Real Estate & REIT, Financial Services, Credit Unions, Government, Municipalities, Retail, Restaurant, Franchise, Technology, Venture Capital, Manufacturing, Distribution, Not-For-Profit, Churches and Transportation. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: As one of the largest local firms in Birmingham, BMSS offers a very rare and special combination of small firm values, large firm work experience and life/work balance. The family atmosphere and culture provide opportunities to work with those you consider friends and not simply coworkers. The low turnover within the firm is the largest testament to the enjoyment that employees experience working at BMSS. For new graduates looking to start in the public accounting profession and make a career out of it, BMSS is the place to be. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? Occasional Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes

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Borland Benefield, P.C. 361 Summit Boulevard, Suite 210 Birmingham, AL 35243 Firm Contact: Jeff O’Neal E-mail Address: jao@borlandcpa.com Phone: 205-970-9080 Fax: 205-970-0017 Website: www.borlandbenefield.com Firm Locations: Birmingham, Auburn, Florence Total Staff Size: 60 Number of CPAs: 17 Number of Partners: 7 Firm Description: Since our firm was founded, we pride ourselves on being a traditional CPA firm. Our core services are audit and tax, as well as general business advice. We assist our clients with the following types of financial reporting: audits, tax compliance, financial and tax planning, budgeting and forecasting, internal controls, and transaction consulting (including mergers, restructuring and reorganization). Our goal is to remain steadfastly committed to the development of a highly respected, independent accounting practice that is, above all else, responsive to the needs of our clients. And further, to ensure the success of this commitment with a unified team that is both technically competent and dedicated to the pursuit of quality. Top Industry Specializations: Accounting; Auditing; Business Consulting; Compilation and Review; Compliance Audits; Control Compliance; Corporate Tax; Consulting; Employee Benefit Plans; Estate and Gift Tax Planning; Fiduciary Income Tax; Individual Tax; Litigation Support Services; Management Advisory Services; Mergers, Acquisitions, Liquidations; Multi-State Tax Issues; Outsourced Accounting and Tax Services; Representation before the IRS and DOR Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Our goal is to create a quality team that will best facilitate and customize the needs of our clients – the clearest evidence of our commitment to that service. From day one as a professional staff, you will have direct interaction with everyone in the firm, including partners, with the firm’s open door policy. Working side-by-side with our senior management on all aspects of client engagements provides you the benefit of years of experience and knowledge. Our culture offers staff the opportunity to experience new challenges and take on more responsibilities early in your career. Our motto is this: Start with us. Grow with us. Stay with us. The firm offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. As a member of the firm’s team, you will have access to extensive in-house and external training to help encourage your growth as a professional. While the firm is looking for dedicated, bright and eager professionals, the firm places an emphasis on the balance between personal and professional life. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? Limited Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes. Upon verification that all parts of the exam have been passed, the firm will reimburse the cost of taking the exam, including the application fee, one time for each part. In addition, during an employee’s first two years of employment as professional staff, the employee may take time off with pay (limited to 4 sittings per year) for the actual sitting for the exam. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organization s? Yes, upon approval Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes, upon approval 21


Bern, Butler, Capilouto & Massey, PC 4137 Carmichael Road, Suite 200 Montgomery, AL 36106 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Tanjia Foster taf@bbcm-cpa.com 334-244-4100 334-244-4111 www.bbcm-cpa.com Montgomery 25 10 6

Firm Description: Bern, Butler, Capilouto & Massey, PC is a leading full-service accounting firm serving clients in Alabama and beyond. Founded in 1982, our firm is fully committed to our clients’ progress. We oversee this progress through hard work, cutting edge technology, and a good, old-fashioned sense of responsibility. We specialize in helping businesses of all sizes grow and prosper. Top Industry Specializations: Agriculture & Livestock, Arts/Entertainment, Automobile Dealers, Communications, construction, Corporate Finance, Education Institutions, Engineering & Architecture, Financial Institutions, Food Service, Forestry & Fishing, Government Contracting, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals & Families, Insurance Consulting, Manufacturing, Medical/ Dental Professionals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, professional Service Providers, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail/Wholesale, Fraud & Investigative, Small Business Services, Sales & Use Tax Services Why a new graduate should begin his/her career at your firm: Opportunity for learning and advancement. Great work environment. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Occasionally

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA Exam? Licensing and Renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

No Yes Yes Yes

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Brand, Blackwell & Company, PC 3309 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805 Firm Contact: Brad Garland E-mail Address: brad@brandblackwell.com Phone: 256-536-3513 Fax: 256-534-4771 Website: brandblackwell.com Firm Locations: Huntsville Staff size: 11 Number of CPAs: 6 Number of Partners: 2 Firm Description: Brand, Blackwell & Company, PC is a local firm with a diverse practice and great opportunities for advancement. Services we offer include accounting and tax outsourcing, audits of for- and notfor-profit clients, QuickBooks desktop and QuickBooks Online consulting and assistance, payroll services, tax planning and consulting. Our firm is built upon a tradition of integrity, loyalty, knowledge and innovation. Our partners and staff provide our clients with large market expertise in a local, community relationship. Top Industry Specializations: Construction, Employee Benefit Plans, Food Service, Franchises, Government Contracts, High Net Worth Individuals, Medical Professionals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Real Estate, Restaurants, Wholesale, Small Business, Start-up Companies and many more. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Serving the Greater Huntsville and surrounding communities, Brand Blackwell aims to provide clients with a wide range of expertise and experience, combined with service that is second to none. A career here puts you on a path to professional achievement. To learn more about us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @BrandBlackwell. #tax #accounting #CPA #Huntsville. General Hiring Practices: Internships? Yes Paid or unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? No Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance in preparing for the CPA exam? Yes. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing professional education (CPE)? Yes Is overtime required? Yes

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Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC P.O. Box 312044 Enterprise, AL 36331 Firm Contact: Sandi Guy E-mail Address: sguy@cricpa.com Phone: 334-348-6511 Fax: 334-348-6567 Website: www.cricpa.com Firm Locations: CRI has 35 practice units in the 10 states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas Total Staff Size: 1,860 Number of CPAs: 744 Number of Partners: 337 Firm Description: Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) delivers big firm expertise with small firm service. Of approximately 45,000 public accounting firms in the United States, CRI ranks among the top 20. And, as a part of Prime Global, we have access to international resources. Additionally, CRI acknowledges and embraces our Southern heritage and the emphasis it requires that we place on client service and personal relationships. At CRI, we believe that ‘Southern’ is a spirit and we know that we embody it. Our bottom line is our tagline: National Strength. Southern Roots. Top Industry Specializations: Governmental, Not-For-Profit, Financial Institutions, Insurance, Construction, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Condo Associations Why a new graduate should begin his/her career at your firm: CRI is large enough to offer exciting career opportunities, but not so large that “you’re just a number” to our partners and receive personal mentoring. Since the quality of an accounting firm is determined by its people and the firm’s investment in them, CRI delivers custom training. Our comprehensive, formalized training programs focus on five areas of development training: technical, leadership, ongoing, role/responsibility, and specialty. General Hiring Practices Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes No

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA Exam? Yes Licensing and Renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes 24


CDPA, PC 213 S. Houston St., Athens, AL 35611 101 Lowe Ave., Suite 2B, Huntsville, AL 35801 Firm Contact: Elizabeth Blanton E-mail Address: e.blanton@cdpapc.com Phone: 256-232-2260 Fax: 256-232-1881 Website: www.cdpapc.com Firm Locations: Athens; Huntsville; Florence Total Staff Size: 40 Number of CPAs: 16 Number of Partners: 6 Firm Description: CDPA, PC is a full service accounting and business consulting firm. Since 1954, our goal has been to maximize our clients’ net worth by providing the highest quality accounting and business consulting services to small businesses and individuals. provides business owners, executives, and small businesses with a full range of business consulting and accounting services to address personal and business related financial needs. CDPA’s services include tax planning and compliance, accounting and advisory services, audit and review services, business consulting, QuickBooks consulting, government contracting services, business valuation and fraud examination services, wealth management and financial planning, payroll services, and healthcare consulting. and fraud examination services, wealth management and financial planning, payroll services, and healthcare consulting. Top Industry Specializations: Agriculture, Automotive, Manufacturing & Distribution, High Technology & Engineering, Telecommunications, Government Contractors, Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Chiropractic), Veterinary Practices, Residential & Commercial Construction, Professional Services, Retail, Notfor-Profit, Real Estate, Restaurants, Small Business Services, Start-Up Companies, State & Use Tax Services, High Net Worth Individuals & Families, Investment Advisory Services. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: CDPA is dedicated to advancing the economic welfare of our clients and the communities that we serve. We recognize that the outstanding talent and dedication of our employees are in a large part responsible for our success.  CDPA is always looking for ambitious individuals who are seeking to work for a firm such as ours – one where he or she can expect to learn, grow, and advance. We take pride in our firm’s culture – a family atmosphere with an open door policy. Employees are expected to provide opinions and ideas and participate in improving the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the firm. We have a mentor program dedicated to maximizing the potential of each employee. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? On occasion. Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes. Bonus upon completion. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes, depending on the organization Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes 25


Crabtree, Rowe & Berger, PC 3626 Memorial Parkway SW Huntsville, AL 35801 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Amanda Bertagnolli humanresources@crbcpa.net 256-704-0620 256-704-0631 www.crbcpa.net Huntsville 37 12 3

Firm Description: We use our “Simple Numbers” philosophy to help entrepreneurs unlock the profit potential of their business and use the wealth created to do great things for their family and community. Top Industry Specializations: Business Consulting, Financial Modeling, Strategic Planning, Corporate Tax Services, Individual Tax Services, Accounting, Auditing, Outsourcing, Mergers, Acquisitions, Financial Statement Compilations, Reviews, Business Valuations, Executive Compensation Plans, Staff Training, Hiring Assistance, Employee Benefit Plans, Accounting Process Reviews, Chart of Accounts Design/re-design Why a new graduate should begin his/her career at your firm: We put the “WHY” into accounting. Instead of just processing data, you can learn how to help clients run great businesses that make a positive impact on the world and provide great jobs and careers for their employees. Come help us make a difference! General Hiring Practices Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Occasionally, depends on position

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA Exam? Licensing and Renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes, if passed on first attempt Yes Yes Yes

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Crow Shields Bailey PC 3742 Professional Parkway Mobile, AL 36609 Firm Contact: J. Kenny Crow, Jr. E-mail Address: kennyc@csbcpa.com Phone: 251-343-1012 Fax: 251-343-1294 Website: www.csbcpa.com Firm Locations: Mobile, Daphne, Gulf Shores Total Staff Size: 46 Number of CPAs: 20 Number of Partners: 8 Firm Description: Crow Shields Bailey, PC is a full-service accounting and consulting firm with offices in Mobile, Daphne and Gulf Shores. CSB started in 1986 and primarily serves clients in southwest Alabama. The firm employs a talented team of over 45 professionals, including 20 CPAs, one CVA, and one ABV. Top Industry Specializations: Communications, Construction, Employee Benefit Plans, Engineering, Architecture, Food Service, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals, Manufacturing, Medical Professionals, Dental Professionals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Professional Service Providers, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Wholesale, Fraud, Investigative, Retirement Planning, Service Businesses, Small Business Services, Start-up Companies, State Use Tax Services, Technology Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: CSB has an open, relaxed corporate culture. Our focus is on helping our team members achieve the highest level of professional development. We offer continuous training both inside and outside the office. We strive to be good corporate citizens and give our time, talent, and financial resources to the communities that we serve. We have experienced continuous growth for over 30 years and seek candidates who want to be a part of our growing team. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Limited

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Crow Wilkinson Constantine Singleton Morrow, PC 2062 Dauphin Street Mobile, AL 36606 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Jay W. Elliott, CPA jayelliott@crowwilkinson.com 251-479-7482 251-450-0203 www.crowwilkinson.com Mobile and Thomasville, AL 13 6 5

Firm Description: Crow Wilkinson Constantine Singleton Morrow, PC is a local, traditional accounting firm specializing in addressing the accounting, consulting and tax needs of individuals and various sizes of businesses. Some of the services we offer include compilation and review services, payroll tax compliance, business valuations, business acquisitions and sales, estate tax planning and tax representation. We also offer Quick Books training and consulting, as we have several ProAdvisors on staff in our Mobile office. Top Industry Specializations: Physicians, Timber, Construction, Wholesaler, Retailer Why a new graduate should begin his/her career at your firm: Our firm provides experience in a great variety of accounting and tax functions – from basic bookkeeping and accounting general ledger work to the preparation of various types of tax returns - individual, partnership, S corporation, C corporation, Estate, Gift, Trust and Not for Profit. General Hiring Practices Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes No

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA Exam? Licensing and Renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Culotta, Scroggins, Hendricks & Gillespie, PC 3049 Massey Road Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 Firm Contact: Phyllis Pelletier E-mail Address: ppelletier@cshgcpa.com Phone: 205-871-1210 Fax: 205-871-1518 Website: www.cshgcpa.com Firm Locations: Vestavia Hills Total Staff Size: 30 Number of CPAs: 14 Number of Partners: 4 Firm Description: Culotta, Scroggins, Hendricks & Gillespie, PC is a rapidly growing full service CPA firm. Our firm provides the full range of traditional services as well as a broad spectrum of consulting services. We provide services to clients in a variety of industries including retail, wholesale, health care, real estate, construction contractors, manufacturing, not-for-profit entities, professional corporations and coal mining. Top Industry Specializations: Health Care, Not-Fot-Profit Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Our firm provides a unique opportunity for career minded professionals. Advancement in the firm is dependent on an employee’s ability to perform and their desire to excel not on how long they have been employed. We are dedicated to staff career development while maintaining good work/life balance. Every staff member is treated as a valued member of the CSHG team. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Occasionally

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes

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Deloitte & Touche LLP 420 20th Street North, Suite 2400 Birmingham, AL 35203 Firm Contact: Lori Snodgrass E-mail Address: Lsnodgrass@deloitte.com Phone: 205-321-6000 Fax: 205322-2828 Website: www.deloitte.com Firm Locations: 101 offices across the United States Total Staff Size: 52 Number of CPAs: 46 Number of Partners: 7 Firm Description: As the largest professional services firm in the U.S., Deloitte consists of approximately 50,000 professionals, who are part of a global network of 180,000 people working in member firms around the world. For more than 100 years, clients have relied on Deloitte & Touche LLP for solutions to their ever-changing needs. We are a national and global leader today because we have sustained our clients’ trust and exceeded their expectations throughout our history. Top Industry Specializations: At Deloitte, we help organizations solve their toughest problems… wherever. Specifically, we offer cutting-edge services and expertise – and industry knowledge – in four key business areas: Audit, Advisory, Consulting and Tax. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Deloitte has been consistently ranked one of the best companies to work for by Working Mother and Forbes magazines and as one of the Best Places to Launch a Career by Business Week magazine. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Yes

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Dent Moses LLP 2204 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 300 Birmingham, AL 35209 Firm Contacts: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Michael Baker mbaker@dentmoses.com 205-871-1880 205-871-1892 www.dentmoses.com Birmingham 40-50 20 7

Ben Drake bdrake@dentmoses.com Walker Gann wgann@dentmoses.com

Firm Description: The firm of Dent Moses, LLP is the result of a merger between Dent, Baker & Company, LLP which was founded in 1952 and Moses, Phillips, Young & Henninger, LLP which was founded in 1944. We believe our longevity is due to our commitment to providing high quality financial and management services to a diverse and successful client base that includes businesses, institutions and individuals. As an innovative, locally owned certified public accounting firm, Dent Moses is committed to our clients, the community and our personnel. The outstanding quality of our work and our success in building and maintaining our clients’ net worth are keys to the value Dent Moses has delivered for over 70 years. Top Industry Specializations: Construction, Corporate Finance, Educational Institutions, Employee Benefit Plans, Engineering, Architecture, Food Service, Government, Health Services, Family Wealth, Estate, Trust, Government, Investment Advisory Services, Manufacturing, Dental Professionals, Not-For-Profit, Payroll, Professional Services, Real Estate, Retail, Wholesale, Fraud, Investigative, Retirement Planning, Service Businesses, Start-up Companies, State Tax Services, Technology, Transportation. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Providing the very best in client service requires hiring the very best accounting staff. Dent Moses takes great pride in being the home to some of the top talents in the industry. Our professional staff works hard not just for our clients, but for each other as well. We’ve built a sense of camaraderie that is hard to find anywhere else. We know we can depend on each other and learn from each other, all while in a friendly environment that fosters an open-door policy and encourages our staff to lead full lives, both professionally and personally. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? Minimal Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes. We have a bonus program and access to discounts on the Becker CPA review course. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes 31


DiPiazza LaRocca Heeter & Co, LLC 510 Office Park Drive, Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35223 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Katherine Naramore katherine@dlhcpa.com 205-871-9973 205-871-9983 www.dlhcpa.com 1 18 15 9

Firm Description: DiPiazza LaRocca Heeter & Co, LLC is dedicated to providing high quality, creative, and result oriented accounting and business advice to individuals and businesses and to serve as a primary, trusted resource and partner to our clients. We strive in being both accessible and responsive to our clients and to be proactive in providing services in our clients’ development and growth, consistent with the core values of the Firm. Top Industry Specializations: Real Estate, Construction, Non Profits, Employee Benefit Plans. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: We are a local firm that provides a wide range of experience in a family friendly environment. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? No Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam: Yes Licensing and renewals: Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE): Yes Membership fees in professional organizations: Yes

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Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP 800 Shades Crest Parkway, Suite 500 Birmingham, AL 35209 Firm Contact: Scott L. Berte E-mail Address: Scott.Berte@dhg.com Phone: 205-212-5300 Fax: 205-212-5382 Website: www.dhg.com Firm Locations: AL, FL, GA, NC, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX, WV, VA, MD, DC, CA Total Staff Size: 55 Number of CPAs: 45 Number of Partners: 7 Firm Description: Dixon Hughes Goodman is a full-service firm specializing in audit and assurance (PCAOB), tax compliance and consulting, and valuation and litigation support. We have 34 offices in 13 states and serve clients both across the U.S. and internationally. Top Industry Specializations: Automobile Dealers, Biotech, Communications, Construction, Corporate Finance, Employee Benefit Plans, Financial Institutions, Food Service, Franchises, Government Contracting, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals & Families, High Tech, Insurance Consulting, Investment Advisory Services, Manufacturing, Medical Professionals, Dental Professionals, Not-For-Profit Organizations, Professional Service Providers, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Wholesale, Fraud Investigation, Security Brokers, Commodity Brokers, Service Businesses, Small Business Services, Software, Sports, Leisure, Start-up Companies, State Tax Services, Technology, Textile, Apparel, Transportation Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Dixon Hughes Goodman offers the opportunity to work at one of the top 20 largest accounting firms in the U.S. and the largest CPA firm based in the South. With over 2,000 employees, Dixon Hughes Goodman offers a huge variety of services to a wide wealth of industries. Our firm is a very integrated one, where we work very closely with our other offices and associates on a daily basis. Through this interaction, our employees have greater experiences and increased developmental improvements. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? Yes Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes. Reimbursement for preparation and successful completion of exam Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes 33


Ernst & Young LLP 1901 6th Avenue North, Suite 1200 Birmingham, AL 35203 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Grant Haines grant.haines@ey.com 205-251-2000 205-226-7470 www.ey.com Globally Birmingham - 120 Birmingham - 70 Birmingham - 10

Firm Description: At EY, our professionals work together to deliver assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. We are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. And, we make a difference through leading practices that develop our people, heal our clients and strengthen our communities. Top Industry Specializations: Assessment Management, Automobile Dealers, Banking, Capital Markets, Consumer Projects, Government, Public Sector, Insurances, Life Sciences (Including Biotechnology, Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical), Media, Entertainment, Mining, Metals, Oil, Gas, Power, Utilities, Private Equity, Real Estate (Includes Construction, Hospitality, and Leisure), Retail, Wholesale, Technology, Telecommunications Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: At EY, we’re committed to building a better working world for you, for our clients and the wider community. As part of the world’s highest performing teams, you’ll deliver real insight and value. In the process, you’ll have the chance to build relationships with people from all over the world and from a variety of industries, and those relationships will help you to learn, develop and shape your career. You’ll be encouraged to find a path that complements your strengths and interests while also improving the way we serve our clients. Joining us is about so much more than just the EY name on your resume. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Yes

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Gant, Croft & Associates, PC 611 East Laurel Street Scottsboro, AL 35768 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Mary S. Croft mcroft@scottsboro.org 256-259-1120 256-259-0858 www.gant-croft.com Scottsboro 11 4 3

Firm Description: Our firm was founded in 1950 and has continued in our current location since that date. We offer the full spectrum of accounting services. Our firm participates in the Peer Review Program sponsored by the AICPA. Out most recent review was November 9, 2012. We proudly received a review rating of pass. Top Industry Specializations: Taxation, Audits of Governmental Entities, Audits of Employee Benefit Plans, Client Write-up Services and Payroll, Financial Planning, Audits of Banks Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: We offer competitive salary with opportunity for advancement, in a small town atmosphere. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Seldom

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Hartmann, Blackmon, & Kilgore, PC (hb&k) 806 North Section Street Fairhope, AL 36532 Firm Contact: Earl Blackmon Erann Thompson E-mail Address: eblackmon@hbkcpas.net ethompson@hbkcpas.net Phone: 251-928-2443 Website: www.hbkcpas.net Firm Locations: Fairhope, Mobile, Foley, Brewton Total Staff Size: 55 Number of CPAs: 20 Number of Partners: 6 Firm Description: Located in the Gulf Coast region of Alabama, Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore (hb&k) is an innovative company focused on the future. Founded in 1990, employees are the core of what has made us a successful accounting and business consulting firm. Within the accounting and financial services industry, hb&k recognizes a developing need for consultation services for business owners. To us, providing true value to clients means we go beyond the numbers and present forward-thinking solutions and services to our clients. Top Industry Specializations: We serve as strategic partners to many leading businesses and municipalities throughout the Gulf Coast, as well as a variety of individuals and entrepreneurs. Our primary focus is in healthcare, professional services, large private companies, construction, real estate, governmental agencies, manufacturing, hospitality, employee benefit plans, and high-wealth individuals. Our traditional compliance services include, but are not limited to the following: financial audit and assurance, client accounting services, forensic accounting, litigation, tax, human capital management, and risk assurance. Our consulting services include: business valuation, CFO services, process review through Lean Six Sigma, team building through Kolbe Assessments, and strategic planning, among others. Why a new graduate should begin his/her career at your firm: We care about our team and it shows. Our employees have named us as a “Best Company to work for in Alabama” for 6 years in a row. Building a dynamic and happy team requires a commitment to developing employees. To accomplish this, hb&k promotes a variety of internally developed programs to help every individual grow personally and professionally. Some of these include a mentoring program, continuing education opportunities, assistance with attaining CPA licenses, leadership programs, and working within each person’s unique set of abilities. hb&k also focuses on creating a work-life balance through an internal initiative called Project 40™. While the original goal was to decrease “busy season” overtime, this initiative has grown to include tools to help employees create goals, focus during their time at the office, and even develop healthier lifestyles. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? Rarely Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA Exam? Yes Licensing and Renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes 36


Hill, Fogg, & Associates, PC 2420 L&N Drive SW, Suite A Huntsville, AL 35801 Firm Contact: Heather Mikel E-mail Address: heather@hillfoggcpa.com Phone: 256-539-4413 Fax: 256-539-2476 Website: www.hillfoggcpa.com Firm Locations: Huntsville, Birmingham Total Staff Size: 18 Number of CPAs: 8 Number of Partners: 2 Firm Description: Hill, Fogg, & Associates, PC was established as a local certified public accounting firm in 1975. The firm’s main office is located in Huntsville, Alabama. In 2008, the firm opened a second location in Birmingham to better serve our clients in that area. Our success has come from a commitment to service. We believe in the value of relationships we have built with our clients. We treat our clients as partners and know that our success depends on them and their success depends on us. We are committed to providing timely, personal attention to each client no matter the size. We are committed to providing accurate professional advice concerning each situation no matter the complexity or simplicity. We want to give the best professional service that is available. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-theart computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence. Top Industry Specialization: Government Contractors, Real Estate, Restaurant Franchises, Construction, Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Plans, Engineering, Architecture, Health Care Professions, High Net Worth Individuals, Manufacturing, Retail, Wholesale, Professional Services, Small Business, Start-up Companies, Software, Technology, Automobile, Leasing Companies Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Our firm is always looking for outstanding professionals to add to our staff. We make sure our employees are well taken care of. We recognize that their hard work and dedication are the driving force behind our success, and we continually look for additional ways to reward them. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and excellent benefits, along with a positive work environment built on mutual respect and professionalism. General Hiring Practices: Internships? Yes Paid or unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? Minimal Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance in preparing for the CPA exam? No Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing professional education (CPE)? Yes 37


Jackson Thornton 200 Commerce Street Montgomery, AL 36104 Firm Contact: Ashley Taylor, CPA | Sr. Manager and Director of Recruiting E-mail Address: ashley.taylo@jacksonthornton.com Phone: 334.532.0488 Fax: 334.956.5090 Website: www.jacksonthornton.com Firm Locations: Montgomery, Dothan, Prattville, Wetumpka, Opelika, AL; Nashville, TN; Kansas City, KS Total Staff Size: 200 Number of CPAs: 88 Number of Partners: 37 Firm Description: Jackson Thornton is a certified public accounting and consulting firm providing the depth of resources and high quality services that continues to set the bar higher. For a century, Jackson Thornton has evolved and expanded to provide more of what today’s businesses need: strategic planning, technology consulting, wealth management, specialized industry services and more. The firm also owns Jackson Thornton Technologies, Jackson Thornton Asset Management, Jackson Thornton Benefit Resources and Continuum Education +Training. Top Industry Specializations: Agriculture, Automobile Dealers, Communications, Construction, Educational Institutions, Film & TV Production, Financial Institutions, Food Service, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals, Insurance Consulting, Manufacturing, Medical Professionals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Professional Service Providers, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Wholesale, Fraud, Small Businesses/Private Company Services, Software, City/ State Governmental Entities, Transportation, and Utilitie. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: You have high expectation for your career, and so do we. At Jackson Thornton, we strive for excellence in all we do – and that includes providing you with a great place to work. A place where you can pursue your vision and your future, with people who treat you like family. We never lose sight of the importance of treating others the way we want to be treated. We believe a work-life balance serves everyone better than year-round 60-hour work weeks. We’re proud to continue to set the bar higher around our service to clients and in our commitment to our team. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? Sometimes Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes. Jackson Thornton pays the full amount of the Becker Review Course for new employees who have made a full-time commitment to the firm. In addition, the firm pays for all exam fees for the first sitting of each section and a passing bonus if employees pass within six months from their start date. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes 38


JamisonMoneyFarmer, PC 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300 Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Firm Contact: Angela Hamiter E-mail Address: ahamiter@jmf.com Phone: 205-345-8440 Fax: 205-366-4000 Website: www.jmf.com Firm Locations: Tuscaloosa, Birmingham & Selma Total Staff Size: 72 Number of CPAs: 50 Number of Partners: 13 Firm Description: JamisonMoneyFarmer PC (JMF), Alabama’s seventh largest CPA firm with offices in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Selma. The firm was founded in 1920 by the late Carl C. Jamison, one of the first Certified Public Accountants in the state. JMF serves privately held businesses and their owners, government and not-for-profit organizations and individuals in Alabama and throughout the southeast with a full range of accounting, audit, tax, estate, trust and international advisory services. JMF is consistently recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama and by the American Institute of Certified Accountants as one of the 250 largest firms in the United States. Top Industry Specializations: Automotive Dealers, Construction, Employee Benefit Plans, Financial Institutions, Forestry & Fishing, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals & Families, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Medical/ Dental Professionals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Oil & Gas, Professional Services Providers, Real Estate, Small Business Services, Start-up Companies, State & Local Government Entities, State & Use Tax Services, Transportation Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Can you have both a fulfilling accounting career and a well-rounded life? Sure you can. In fact, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC has again been named by Business Alabama as a recipient of the 2015 Best Companies to Work For in Alabama. If you’re looking for a career in accounting, enjoy teamwork and have a desire to serve your clients and communities, JMF just might be the right fit. For more info, http://www.jmf.com/interns/. General Hiring Practices: Does you firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? Sometimes Does your firm cover the cost of? Assistance for the CPA exam: Yes, $1,000 for training materials before passing the CPA exam and a $1,000 bonus for passing the exam within one year of hire date. Licensing and renewals: Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE): Yes Membership fees in professional organizations: Yes

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Kassouf & Co., PC 2101 Highland Avenue South, Suite 300 Birmingham, AL 35205 Firm Contact: Gerard J. Kassouf E-mail Address: gkassouf@kassouf.com Phone: 205-443-2500 Fax: 250-443-2501 Website: www.kassouf.com Firm Locations: Birmingham, AL; Auburn, AL; Orange Beach, AL; Baton Rouge, LA Total Staff Size: 90 Number of CPAs: 39 Number of Partners: 10 Firm Description: Kassouf is a tax, accounting, auditing, consulting, and planning firm, specializing in business and consulting, healthcare, retirement plan administration, estate planning and administration, and wealth advising. Our highly-trained team members are dedicated to our clients, to each other, to our profession, and to our community. We proudly serve industry-leading clients across all of our practice areas. Top Industry Specializations: Healthcare, Family Office Services, Construction, Distribution, Architecture, Engineering, Law, Retail, Hospitality, Not-For- Profit, Public Relations, Real Estate, and Technology. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Kassouf & Co. is a multi-year winner of the Accounting Today’s Best Places to Work Award and Inside Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Firm’s Award. We are also a winner of the following awards: Business Alabama’s Top Accounting Firms, Birmingham Business Journal’s Most Admired Companies, Best of the Best Firms, and The Top 300 Largest Accounting Firms in the US. Our mentoring program allows participants to interact with team members to develop and monitor career goals and challenges. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Limited

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes, exam registration fees, review materials and paid time off for the initial sessions. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes 40


KPMG, LLP 420 20th Street, North Suite 1800 Birmingham, AL 35203 Firm Contact: Scott C. Cotton E-mail Address: scotton@kpmg.com Carolyn Williams carolynwilliams@kpmg.com Phone: 205-715-6301 Fax: 205-278-5366 Website: www.kpmg.com Firm Locations: Over 85 offices nationwide Total Staff Size: 69 Number of CPAs: 49 Number of Partners: 5 Firm Description: KPMG LLP, the Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us) is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 162,000 professionals, including more than 8,000 partners, in 155 countries. As one team, we turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people and the capital markets. Top Industry Specialization KPMG provides Audit, Tax and Advisory services and insights to help a wide range of organizations succeed in today’s dynamic and challenging business environments. Our firm offers global clients industry insights and a multi-disciplinary range of services. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm? KPMG is one firm delivering excellence every day through the talent, skills and dedication our “best and brightest” employees. Our award-winning work environment, challenging career programs and exciting global opportunities also mean excellent opportunities for you. OR/ AND KPMG’s core values illustrate our commitment to the highest principles of personal and professional conduct, guiding how our people relate to each other, what we expect of our clients and vendors, and what our clients, vendors and the marketplace should expect of us. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Yes

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Machen McChesney, LLP 1820 East University Drive Auburn, AL 36830 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Don Chastain dechastain@machenmccesney.com 334- 887-7022 334- 887-7221 www.machenmcchesney.com Auburn and Montgomery 45 22 10

Firm Description: Serving as our clients’ advocate and advisor, Machen McChesney, LLP, has provided professional services to Auburn, Opelika, Montgomery, and East Alabama since 1954. We are committed to serving clients who share our commitment to excellence by maintaining a professional team that is trustworthy, self-motivated and highly skilled, and by maintaining a proper work-life balance. Top Industry Specialization: Agriculture, Livestock, Construction, Corporate Finance, Educational Institutions, Engineering, Architecture, Financial Institutions, Food Service, Forestry, Fishing, Franchises, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals, Investment Advisory Services, Manufacturing, Medical Professionals, Dental Professionals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Professional Service Providers, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Wholesale, Retirement Planning, Service Businesses, Small Business Services, Sports, Leisure, Start-up Companies, State Government Entities, State Use Tax Services, Technology, Textile, Apparel, Transportation Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: Located in close proximity to several large cities, Auburn is a fast-growing town that has been able to maintain a small town charm. The university provides many educational and cultural opportunities, as well as major sporting events. At Machen McChesney, LLP we like for our employees to be active in the community. To take advantage of all the town has to offer, we provide a very flexible atmosphere at our firm. Employing both full-time and part-time staff, we have the flexibility to arrange work hours to fit personal needs and we encourage our staff members to spend time with their families. In addition, accountants are exposed to all accounting areas. Travel is minimal with no overnight travel. We strive to provide a good work-life balance. General Hiring Practices: Internships? Paid or unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes No

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance in preparing for the CPA exam? Yes. We give a maximum of 8 paid days to pass the exam and pay up to $2,500 towards the cost of a CPA review course. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing professional education (CPE)? Yes

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MDA Professional Group, PC 203 South Hambrick Street Albertville, AL 35950 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Katie Condit-Brown kcondit@mdacpa.com 256-878-5548 256-878-8474 www.mdacpa.com Albertville, Gadsden, Fort Payne, Anniston 41 13 9

Firm Description: MDA Professional Group, PC is a full service accounting and consulting firm that was established in 1975. We are committed to providing innovative and practical solutions to our clients’ needs. We strive to provide each client with the close, personal attention that each one expects and deserves. The firm is a member of the Private Companies Practice Section, the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center and the Governmental Audit Quality Center of the American Institute of CPAs. Top Industry Specializations: Agriculture, Livestock, Automobile Dealers, Communications, Construction, Corporate Finance, Educational Institutions, Employee Benefit Plans, Engineering, Architecture, Financial Institutions, Food Service, Franchises, Government Contracting, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals, Manufacturing, Medical Professionals, Dental Professionals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Professional Service Providers, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Wholesale, Fraud, Investigative, Retirement Planning, Service Businesses, Small Business Services, Start-up Companies, State Government Entities, State Tax Services Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: At MDA Professional Group, PC, most new staff have the opportunity to work on engagements in all of our departments: audit, tax, and small business. This provides the staff with exposure to all major practice areas and helps to determine in which area they may wish to practice in the long term. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Minimal

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes, paid time off to sit for the exam, bonus after passing. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes

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Mostellar & Shreve, LLP 23 Midtown Park West Mobile, AL 36606 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Lewis T. Shreve, CPA lshreve@mostellarshreve.com 251-476-0243 251-476-9999 www.mostellarshreve.com Mobile 8 6 3

Firm Description: For more than thirty-five years, Mostellar & Shreve, LLP has provided accounting, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals throughout the Gulf Coast area. We believe that the firm’s success is measured by the value of the relationships we have developed with our clients, employees and the community over the years. Top Industry Specializations: Construction, Educational Institutions, Food Service, Forestry & Fishing, High Net Worth Individuals & Families, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Real Estate, Retail/Wholesale, Retirement Planning, Service Businesses, Start-up Companies. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: We believe that working in a smaller firm provides ample learning opportunities by enabling our staff to work with numerous clients in multiple industries. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Occasionally Paid Yes No

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore, PC 110 Office Park Drive, Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35223 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Claire Morrow cmorrow@pearcebevill.com 205-323-5440 205-328-8523 www.pearcebevill.com Birmingham 105 50 19

Firm Description: Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore, P.C. is a professional accounting firm established in 1981 and based in Birmingham, Alabama. With approximately 105 employees, including 19 partners and more than 80 professional staff, PBLM serves a wide array of clients in many industries by providing the following services: Tax Preparation & Planning, Audit & Assurance, Business Accounting & Bookkeeping, Business Valuation, Litigation Support, Estate Planning & Administration, Employee Benefits Planning & Administration, Healthcare Consulting & Revenue Cycle Management, and Accounting Software Support. We combine the experience and expertise of a regional firm with the attention and focus of a dedicated local firm. Top Industry Specializations: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Not-for-profit Organizations, Financial Institutions, State & Local Government Entities, Real Estate, Construction, Restaurants, Engineering, Professional Service Providers, and High Net worth Individuals & Families. Why a new graduate should begin his/her career at your firm: Our MISSION is to provide timely and accurate services to our clients with uncompromising dedication, integrity, professionalism, and a high level of personal service. Our PEOPLE make the difference. Today’s sophisticated business environment requires more knowledge and expertise from the accounting profession that ever before. At Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore P.C. we make a significant investment in training our people in the latest accounting, tax and consulting services and technologies. We allow our staff to grow at their own pace, not on a predetermined schedule. We recognize and reward those staff members who excel by allowing their growth to be on a fast track into areas that are of interest to them. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Occasionally

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA Exam? Licensing and Renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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PricewaterhouseCoopers 569 Brookwood Village, Suite 851 Birmingham, AL 35209 Firm Contact: Terry Sparks E-mail Address: terry.l.sparks@us.pwc.com Phone: 205-414-4000 Fax: 205-414-4001 Website: www.pwc.com Firm Locations: All over the United States and globally Total Staff Size: In Alabama – 155 Number of CPAs: 75 Number of Partners: 6 Firm Description: PricewaterhouseCoopers (now PwC), which was formed in 1998 from a merger between Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, has a history in client services that dates back to the nineteenth century. Both firms originated in London during the mid-1800s. The US firm is a member of the PwC global network, which shares common standards, values, and policies and applies the same processes, systems, and approaches around the world. PwC US helps our clients create the value they’re looking for. We are organized around three core lines of service: Assurance, Tax, and Advisory. Our clients benefit through coordinated service wherever they operate. We work together every day to deliver quality through objective advice and efficient, effective service that companies around the world expect from the trusted PwC brand. Top Industry Specializations: PwC serves 26 industries. Our industry-focused services in the fields of assurance, tax, human resources, transactions, performance improvement, and crisis management have helped resolve complex client and stakeholder issues worldwide. We also bring our expertise and talents to help educational institutions, the federal government, non-profits, and international relief agencies to address their unique business issues. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: As the world’s largest provider of accounting and advisory solutions, we are well known in the market. This recognition, along with our commitment to corporate responsibility, diversity, work-life flexibility, career coaching, and training makes our firm one of the best places to work, learn and excel. Our Elevate program: Our Elevate programs are selective programs for high-achieving college students interested in learning about a fast-paced career in the professional services industry. Students embark on a journey of self-discovery and learning with PwC and other students from across the country. Students will gain valuable insight into our firm and our people while discovering leadership skills that you can use on campus and beyond. We design these programs to help students experience PwC’s culture and values through a variety of community service, team building, leadership, and networking activities. Our Challenge program: Today’s dynamic business environment requires analytical thinking, fact-based decision making, and collaborative action. You’ll experience it all first hand in Challenge, our campus case competition. The Challenge case competition models real-world business scenarios focusing on the strategic issues. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? Yes Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

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Rabren, Odom, Pierce & Hayes, PC 1600 Dr. MLK Jr. Expressway Andalusia, AL 36420 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Melissa C. Pierce mpierce@rophcpa.com 334-222-4101 334-222-9125 www.rophcpa.com Andalusia 12 4 4

Firm Description: Rabren, Odom, Pierce & Hayes, PC, is a local accounting firm in Andalusia, Alabama. Our firm is growth oriented and dedicated to providing our clients with a quality and timely professional service. Our clients are small to mid-sized companies from a variety of industries including governmental entities, non-profit organizations and various privately held enterprises. Our practice includes a wide range of services including auditing, accounting and bookkeeping, tax and management advisory services. We strive to keep our practice equipped with up-to-date technology and talented, knowledgeable staff. Top Industry Specialization: Employee Benefit Plans, Government Contracting, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals, Medical Professionals, Dental Professionals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Retail, Wholesale, Retirement Planning, Small Business Services, Start-up Companies, State Government Entities Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: We offer graduates the opportunity to begin their career in the diverse accounting field in a small local firm. New accountants will have the opportunity to work with both tax and auditing clients helping them to discover where their strengths lie. Our firm will provide accountants with an interactive learning environment to build confidence in their ability to achieve their professional goals. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer Internships? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

No Yes Yes

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance in preparing for the CPA exam? Yes. We supply review materials, paid time off to sit for the exam, and a bonus upon successful completion of all four parts. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing professional education (CPE)? Yes 47


Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, LLP 3605 Springhill Business Park Mobile, AL 36608 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Lynn Tolbert lynn.tolbert@rtbh.com 251-473-5550 251-473-8026 www.rtbh.com Mobile, Fairhope 32 18 9

Firm Description: Russell Thompson Butler & Houston was founded in Mobile, Alabama, in 1987. With locations in both Mobile and Baldwin County, RTBH is a full-service CPA firm providing accounting, taxation, business consultation service to more than 3,000 clients. Our practice is diversified and our partners and associates have expertise in both traditional and non-traditional CPA services, including audit and taxation, internal control review and analysis, business valuation, fraud deterrence and detection, litigation support and information technology advisement. Top Industry Specializations: Construction, Employee Benefit Plans, Engineering, Architecture, Forestry, Fishing, Health Services, High Net Worth, Insurance Consulting, Manufacturing, Medical Professionals, Dental Professionals, Not-For-Profit Organizations, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Wholesale, Fraud Investigations, Retirement Planning, Business Services, Start- up Companies, State Government, Local Government, State Tax Services Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: RTBH offers some of the best benefits and career opportunities in the Mobile Bay region, and provides an excellent work environment that is fun yet challenging. RTBH is a cut above the rest and we expect the same out of our teammates. As a student you learned that good investments take time and commitment to be prosperous. RTBH is willing to nurture you and your career so that you may be as successful as you desire. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Yes, pending the assignment.

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Smith Dukes 3800 Airport Blvd., Suite 101 Mobile, AL 36608 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Sasha Beritiech sasha@smithdukes.com 251-343-1200 251-344-0966 www.smithdukes.com Mobile and Daphne 71 26 10

Firm Description: At Smith Dukes, we deliver dynamic ideas, proven services and difference-making solutions that drive the growth and prosperity of our clients, team members and community. Serving the Mobile Gulf Coast community for more than 85 years, we have a rich history serving small and mid-sized businesses, community organizations, families and individual clients. At Smith Dukes, we trace our roots to the firm of Rosson & Smith in the early 1900’s. Today, we’ve grown to be one of the oldest and largest independently owned CPA firms in the Mobile Gulf Coast community. Top Industry Specializations: At Smith Dukes, we serve a diverse community of clients who share our values and are committed to grow and prosper. Our clients include: corporate and family businesses, healthcare providers, non-profit organizations, governmental entities, families and individuals, CPA firms Why a new graduate should begin his/her career at your firm: Smith Dukes offers a dynamic work environment where team members learn and grow while serving our clients. By offering a proven mix of interesting and challenging projects, competitive salary and benefits and a range of learning options, we’ve developed a first-class team. In the end, what makes us different is how much we care about our people and our clients, proven by the lasting relationships we enjoy. When you work for Smith Dukes, you can count on: competitive pay and benefits, participation in our firm’s 401(k) plan, inclusion in our Blue Cross/Blue Shield health and dental plans, access to a bank of paid time off (PTO), realistic hours expectations, continuing education opportunities, and CPA Exam incentives. General Hiring Practices Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Occasionally

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA Exam? Licensing and Renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Sovereign CPA Group, LLC Two Chase Corporate Drive, Suite 40 Birmingham, AL 35244 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Diana Knight dknight@sovereigncpa.com 205-402-4245 866-229-1120 www.sovereigncpa.com Hoover 8 7 4

Firm Description: Sovereign CPA Group, LLC is a full-service accounting firm located in the Birmingham metropolitan area. We serve clients located throughout the United States. We have been successful in maintaining long-term quality relationships with our existing clients, and as we go forward, that is our goal as we develop new clients. Our mission is rather simple: Providing the business and personal tax, accounting, and financial services you need. Top Industry Specializations: Arts & Entertainment; Automotive Dealers; Construction; Food Service; Health Services; High Net Worth Individuals & Families; Manufacturing; Medical & Dental Professionals; Not-forProfit Organizations; Professional Service Providers; Real Estate; Restaurants; Retail & Wholesale; Fraud & Investigative; Retirement Planning; Service Businesses; Small Business Services; Start-Up Companies; Technology General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

No On occasion On occasion

Does your firm cover the cost of? Assistance for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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T.E. Lott & Company, PA 6834 Highway 69 South Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Bobby Shaw, CPA bshaw@telott.com 205-759-4195 205-759-1018 www.telott.com Tuscaloosa, Columbus, MS, Starkville, MS 59 29 10

Firm Description: T.E. Lott & Company is a professional association of Certified Public Accountants. Top Industry Specializations: Agriculture, Livestock, Arts, Entertainment, Automotive Dealers, Communications, Construction, Corporate Finance, Educational Institutions, Employee Benefit Plans, Engineering, Architecture, Financial Institutions, Food Services, Forestry, Fishing, Franchises, Government Contracting, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals & Families, Investment Advisory Services, Manufacturing, Medical Professionals, Dental Professionals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Professional Service Providers, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Wholesale, Fraud Investigations, Retirement Planning, Service Businesses, Small Business Services, Sports, Leisure, State Government Local Government, Technology, Transportation Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: T. E. Lott & Company offers new graduates competitive compensation and benefits, as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth. Because we offer a full range of traditional accounting services you will be exposed to a variety of challenges resulting in a more varied work experience. As a result, we believe we can provide you with a more satisfying balance of work and life. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Yes

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes, the firm allows up to one week of study preparation annually. Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes 51


Terry Jones & Associates, PC 5910 Grelot Road Mobile, AL 36609 Firm Contact: Email Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

C. Terry Jones terry@tjonescpa.com 251-341-4593 251-341-4595 www.tjonescpa.com Mobile 5 1 1

Firm Description: Terry Jones & Associates, PC was established in 1980 as a full-service accounting, tax and consulting firm. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service to small and medium-sized businesses, individuals and business owners with a full range of services including tax planning and preparation, accounting services including compilation and reviews, payroll services, Quickbooks consulting and business consulting. Top Industry Specializations: Manufacturing and Distribution, Wholesale, Engineering, Commercial and Residential Construction, Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Chiropractic), Veterinary Practices, Professional Services, Oil and Gas, Retail, Non-Profits, Real Estate, Trucking, Small Business Services, High Net Worth Individuals Why a new graduate should begin his/her career at your firm: TJ&A is a place where the new grad can learn from a broad range of assignments on clients in different industries. There is extensive on the job training as well as many continuing education courses. The team members operate in a friendly close-knit atmosphere where everyone helps one another. Every team member is encouraged to be innovative and is challenged to be the best they can be. The low team turnover is a testament to the great work atmosphere. Team members are rewarded for high-quality and dedicated services. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Both Yes No

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA Exam? Yes Licensing and Renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes

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Tidwell Group 2001 Park Place, Suite 900 Birmingham, AL 35203 Firm Contact: Sherry Mitchell Email Address: Recruiting@TidwellGroup.com Phone: 205-822-1010 Fax: 205-930-5509 Website: www.tidwellgroup.com Firm Locations: Greater Atlanta, Birmingham, Austin and Columbus Total Staff Size: 136 Number of CPAs: 43 Number of Partners: 20 Firm Description: Tidwell Group is one of the fastest growing CPA firms in the country per the 2018 INSIDE Public Accounting National Benchmarking Report, and is a full-service accounting and consulting firm with expertise serving clients in all aspects of the real estate industry throughout the United States. Their experienced professionals serve all asset classes within the affordable housing, conventional real estate, and not-for-profit industries. Within the affordable housing industry our expertise ranges from low income housing tax credits, bond and conventional financing, HUD compliance and reporting and USDA-Rural Development compliance and reporting. Tidwell Group’s focus is developing long term client relationships through value driven results.. Top Industry Specializations: Tidwell Group is a full-service accounting and consulting firm with expertise serving in a variety of markets to include privately held companies, entrepreneurial enterprises and a dense customer base in Real Estate, Tax Credits and Construction throughout the United States. Why a new graduate should begin his/her career at your firm: Tidwell Group is not your ordinary public accounting firm - and that is something we take great pride in! We believe in fostering the unique skills that each person brings to the firm and recognize that it is the drive of each individual that determines the way our clients and wider communities experience the firm. We challenge our employees to continuously grow both personally and professionally, as we grow the firm from within. We are truly a family that helps each other when we struggle and celebrates with each accomplishment.. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Optional

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Till Hester Eyer & Brown, PC 2700 Highway 280 East, Suite 400 Birmingham, AL 35223 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Website: Firm Locations: Total Staff Size: Number of CPAs: Number of Partners:

Glenn F. Till, Jr. glenn.tilljr@thebcpa.com 205-871-9855 205-871-9832 www.thebcpa.com Birmingham 17 11 6

Firm Description: THEB provides accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services to an extensive and varied clientele. We are one of the oldest and most well-respected firms in the city. Many of our clients have been with us since we began business over 50 years ago. That says a lot about the type firm we are and service we provide. Despite many changes over the years, the core of our business remains the same-we gain new business and retain clients in the same way we always have, by earning trust through the quality of our work and the service and respect we give each individualemployees and clients alike. Top Industry Specializations: Automobile dealerships, Construction companies, Real estate and land development companies, Employee benefit plans, Estate and gift taxation, High net worth individuals, Governmental accounting and auditing, Individual and business tax preparation, Non-profit organizations, Wholesale and retail trade, Medical practices Why a new graduate should begin his/her career at your firm: Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: We are a smaller firm with a family-type atmosphere that places a great deal of emphasis on balancing work and home life. Our on-the- job training will provide the new graduate a chance to learn both audit and tax while servicing some great clients. We also try to give our young employees the skills they will need in order to take over client responsibilities as early in their career as possible to give them a sense of “this is my client.� General Hiring Practices Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Yes

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA Exam? Licensing and Renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Warren Averett, LLC 2500 Acton Road Birmingham, AL 35243 Firm Contact: Brooke Booth E-mail Address: brooke.booth@warrenaverett.com Phone: 205-979-4100 Fax: 205-979-6313 Website: www.warrenaverett.com Firm Locations: Birmingham; Anniston; Cullman; Huntsville; Montgomery; Foley; Mobile; Atlanta; Destin; Fort Walton Beach; Pensacola; Panama City; Tampa and Affiliate offices in Houston and Grand Cayman; Chennai, India Total Staff Size: 850 Number of CPAs: 350 Number of Partners: 150 Firm Description: As one of the region’s largest and most resourceful accounting, tax and advisory firms, Warren Averett has expanded to keep pace with client demand across the Southeast. But our values remain the same. Our promise is to help you thrive and accomplish more of what’s important to you, and to equip you in delivering on this same goal for the clients we serve. Our Firm has strengthened its presence in the Southeast over the last few years by joining successful firms together across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, becoming the Top Pacesetter in Growth among U.S. accounting firms in 2013. Top Industry Specializations: Manufacturing, Banking, Finance, Real Estate, Healthcare, Construction, Hedge funds, Insurance, Higher Education, Municipalities, Not-for-Profit, Technology, and Transportation. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: We enjoy our work and thrive in the culture and business opportunities that we’ve created together. Our reputation and brand allow us to meet and recruit top industry candidates. Our culture allows us to retain talented professionals and help them achieve their goals. We are continuously seeking individuals who value hard work, creativity and have a passion for excellence to join our team. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Paid or Unpaid? Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Is overnight travel required?

Yes Paid Yes Yes

Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Licensing and renewals? Membership fees in professional organizations? Continuing Professional Education (CPE)?

Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Way, Ray, Shelton & Co., PC 216 McFarland Circle N Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35406 Firm Contact: E-mail Address: Phone: Fax: Web site: Office Location: Staff size: Number of Partners: Number of CPAs:

Virpi Hamner vhamner@wrscpa.com (205) 345-5860 (205) 561-3362 www.wrscpa.com Tuscaloosa 30 4 18

Firm Description

Way, Ray, Shelton & Co. PC is a professional accounting firm established in 1985 as a result of a merger between Ray & Shelton CPAs and Way, Bovard & Co., CPAs. We provide a wide range of assurance, accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries, with a focus on the newspaper industry throughout the United States. With a staff of 30, our firm services our clients with personal attention, dedication and an unwavering commitment to quality. Client Services

Accounting, Auditing, Business Consulting, Compilation and Review, Compliance Audits, Corporate Tax, Computer Systems, Consulting Employee Benefit Plans, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Fiduciary Income Tax, Financial Services, Governmental Accounting & Auditing, Individual Tax, Internal Control Systems , Management Advisory Services, Mergers, Acquisitions, Liquidations, Personal Financial Planning, Representation before the IRS & DOR Industry Specialization

Construction, Employee Benefit Plans, Forestry & Fishing, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals & Families, Investment Advisory Services, Manufacturing, Medical & Dental Professionals, Not-For-Profit Organizations, Professional Service Providers, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail & Wholesale, Retirement Planning, Small Business Services, Software, Sports/Leisure, Startup Companies, State & Local Government Entities, State & Use Tax Services, Technology Does your firm offer:

Internships? Yes Paid or unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Assistance in preparing for the CPA exam? Yes. Reimbursement for test fees and other related expenses, discounts on study material purchases. Does your firm cover the cost of:

Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing professional education (CPE)? Yes Is overtime required? Yes Is overnight travel required? Yes 56


Wilkins Miller, LLC 41 West Interstate 65 Service Road North, Suite 400 Mobile, AL 36608 Firm Contact: Brandy Pate E-mail Address: bpate@wilkinsmiller.com Phone: 251-410-6700 Fax: 251-410-6799 Website: www.wilkinsmiller.com Firm Locations: Mobile, Fairhope Total Staff Size: 65 Number of CPAs: 27 Number of Partners: 12 Firm Description: Wilkins Miller is one of the largest accounting firms in the State of Alabama. We have served a diverse number of clients for over fifty years. We specialize in the accounting areas of financial reporting and assurance services, tax planning and compliance services, litigation services, valuation services, cost segregation services, research and development tax credit services, outsourced accounting services, entrepreneurial services, financial planning and asset management, and information technology services. Our clients consist of a variety of businesses including companies who have gone public and those recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the “500 fastest growing, privately-held companies in America.� Top Industry Specializations: Automobile Dealers, Construction, Educational Institutions, Employee Benefit Plans, Engineering, Architecture, Food Service, Forestry, Fishing, Government Contracting, Health Services, High Net Worth Individuals, High Tech, Insurance Consulting, Investment Advisory Services, Manufacturing, Medical Professionals, Dental Professionals, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Professional Service Providers, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Wholesale, Fraud, Investigative, Retirement Planning, Service Businesses, Small Business Services, Software, Start-up Companies, State Government Entities, Technology. Why a new grad should begin his/her career at your firm: At Wilkins Miller we help people achieve. We strive to create a work atmosphere that is innovative, enthusiastic, team-oriented and conducive to professional growth. An advantage to working with Wilkins Miller is the variety of work that is offered and the opportunity to work with all staff levels. Early in their career, accountants are exposed to various types of tax returns, from individual, corporations and partnerships to fiduciary, estates and exempt organizations. Our accountants also have the opportunity to work on a variety of audits, including manufacturing, professional services and contractors, as well as non-profit organizations, employee benefit plans and governmental entities. Our firm is also involved with various business consulting projects, including litigation services and business valuations. We believe that with hard work comes the opportunity for fun. We enjoy getting together, whether it is at the firm for breakfast or lunch events; playing on or participating in the JA Bowling Classic and other civic fundraisers; or enjoying ourselves at other events, such as our after-April 15th party or summer outings. General Hiring Practices: Does your firm offer internships? Yes Paid or Unpaid? Paid Does your firm hire for entry-level positions? Yes Is overnight travel required? Yes, on occasion Does your firm cover the cost of: Assistance for the CPA exam? Yes Licensing and renewals? Yes Membership fees in professional organizations? Yes Continuing Professional Education (CPE)? Yes 57


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES These are the people who will help you become a Certified Public Accountant. Our team at the Alabama Society of CPAs is glad to help you along the way. Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

1041 Longfield Court Montgomery, AL 36117 P.O. Box 242987 Montgomery, AL 36124-2987 Phone: (334) 834-7650 Toll-free: 1-800-227-1711 Website: www.ascpa.org Zack Camerio, Membership Relationship Manager E-mail: zcamerio@ascpa.org

150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700 Nashville, TN 37219-2417 Phone: (615) 880-4200 Website: www.nasba.org E-mail: cpaexam@nasba.org

Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy (ASBPA) 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 226 Montgomery, AL 36104-3807 Phone: (334) 242-5700 Toll-free: 1-800-435-9743 Website: www.asbpa.alabama.gov E-mail: anna.baker@asbpa.alabama.gov

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 220 Leigh Farm Road Durham, NC 27707-8110 Phone: (919) 402-4500 General Website: www.aicpa.org Student Website: www.thisway2cpa.com

Prometric (Test Scheduling) Canton Crossing 1501 South Clinton Street Baltimore, MD 21224 Phone: (443) 455-8000 Toll-free 866-776-6387 Website: www.prometric.com/cpa

Uniform CPA Examination AICPA Examinations Team Parkway Corporate Center 1230 Parkway Avenue, Suite 311 Ewing, NJ 08628-3018 Website: www.cpa-exam.org E-mail: cpaexam@aicpa.org


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2019 ASCPA Student Guide to Accounting Firms in Alabama  

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