Alabama State Board of Accountancy
We’re excited to share that for the 2018-2019 term, Earl Blackmon is the Chairperson of the Alabama State Board of Accountancy! In 2016, Earl was appointed by the Governor to serve our profession as one of seven appointed members. The purpose of the Board is to supervise the practice of public accountancy in our state.
Duties of the Board
The Board acts as protectors of the public in regard to the accounting profession. They make and publish regulations pertaining to the conduct of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and Public Accountants (PA). In Alabama, to operate as a CPA or PA, an individual should have an annual permit issued by this Board. All CPAs and PAs practicing public accounting must practice under a firm and the firm must also have an annual permit issued by the Board.
As a community of trusted advisors, the Board ensures the integrity of our profession is upheld by ensuring that CPAs and PAs who offer accounting services maintain high standards.
One of the duties Earl particularly enjoys is overseeing the Certified Public Accounting exam and awarding certificates to those who pass all four sections of the test.
Earl began his role as Chairperson in November by leading a board meeting in Tuscaloosa. He will continue to serve through September of this year. Earl says, “I am honored to have been selected to serve in this position and look forward to a productive and enjoyable year ahead.”
“The Board’s focus is protecting the public through effective regulation of CPAs and PAs in Alabama. Earl’s experience as a practicing CPA and a leader in his firm makes his uniquely qualified to carry out these duties as Chair of the Board,” said Boyd Busby, Executive Director of the Board.