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CSB is very proud of Andrew Bailey for being recognized as Business Alabama Magazine and Alabama Society of CPAs‘ Top Talent CPAs for 2021. This is the inaugural year for this award, and it recognizes the top CPAs in the industry. Not only are these professionals being recognized for their work in the industry, but their efforts in their communities as well. Congratulations on a well-deserved award, Andrew!
We are very excited to announce that Andrew Bailey, CPA, ABV, has been promoted to Manager. His contributions to our firm have been invaluable. Andrew’s hard work, leadership skills, and his knack for innovation speak for themselves. A graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, he has been with CSB since 2016 and has contributed to many different areas of growth for the firm. Andrew primarily works in tax return preparation and tax planning for businesses, individuals, estates, and trusts; and in business valuation for estate and gift tax, litigation, and merger and acquisition, among other areas.
Andrew is also a very active member in the community. He is the President of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Board Member/Treasurer of the Estate Planning Council of Mobile, AICPA NextGen Ambassador for Forensic and Valuation Services, a graduate of the ASCPA Leadership Academy Class VII, and a Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer at Fairhope High School.
Andrew is a Huntsville native married to Jenny Speir of Fairhope. Andrew and Jenny reside in Fairhope with their son Win and their dog Jack. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys weekends at the hunting camp or on the water, cooking on his Big Green Egg, and spending time with family and friends. He and Jenny also enjoy trying new restaurants around Fairhope, now that they are residents there.
Congratulations to all of our team members that received promotions this year. We are extremely grateful for all of their hard work, and we are proud of them for earning their well-deserved promotions.
Teresa Ernest, CPA was promoted to Principal
Kenny Crow, III, CPA was promoted to Manager
Abby Roveda, CPA was promoted to Supervisor
Jay Crowley, CPA was promoted to Senior Accountant
Allie Parker, CPA was promoted to Senior Accountant
Madison Quigley was promoted to Senior Accountant
Frank Schottgen was promoted to Senior Accountant
We would like to congratulate all of our team members and their families who have had much to celebrate in 2019. Pictured below are just some highlights of a great year. Here’s to another great one in 2020!
The year began with a surprise welcome back party for La Nette Caskey after battling cancer for months and getting to ring the bell after completing her treatment.
Andrew and Jenny Bailey welcomed their first child, baby Win, on January 17th,
and Kirsten and Sim Sokom welcomed their first child, baby Nate, on February 20th.
Bradley Russell, son of Gina and Pudgy McKellar, and Elizabeth Casten are engaged and planning a wedding for February 1, 2020.
Caylee and Ryan Summerford were married May 4th and welcomed their first child, Peter, on December 20th.
Brooke and Geoffrey Bunting were married November 2, 2019 at St. Joseph Chapel at Spring Hill College.
Emma Ard graduated from her MBA program at USA,
and Abby Roveda’s husband, David, graduated from medical school and matched at UAB for Radiation Oncology.
Blake LaMont proposed to Mary Claire Shulstad, and they will tie the knot on May 30, 2020.
Markie Cobb’s husband, Kevin, and his art were featured in the July issue of Beachin magazine.
Joey and Connie Bailey’s daughter, Mary Catherine, married Cole Turner on December 14th.
July 29, 2019
Deborah Fisher | Firm Administrator | Published by Crow Shields Bailey PC
At CSB, our team is our most valuable asset and one of our top priorities is to recruit and retain the best and the brightest. We make sure that team members have a clearly defined career path, mentors to help them reach their goals, opportunities for excellent training, and we have some fun along the way as well.
Because of our “team first” mentality, we were thrilled and honored to discover that the sentiment is mutual when we were named one of Business Alabama Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For. This award is based, in part, on surveys that our team members completed about what it’s like to work here and their satisfaction level with features like benefits, compensation, flexibility, working environment, and more.
We believe that communication is the key to reaching this level of employee satisfaction. We haven’t always been in this position. Just like many other “Boomers” in management, we came up with ideas in meetings that we thought were great and many times, to our dismay, we were not even close to hitting the mark. That’s when we realized that maybe, just maybe, we should actually ask team members what would make CSB a great place to work.
We took great pride in having an “open door policy” but sometimes that simply meant listening to suggestions. If you don’t take action, then what’s the point? We began to really listen to team members’ ideas and started taking action. As a result, for the last eight years or so, our team is responsible for many changes such as our dress code (we now have a Dress for Your Day policy), recruiting (our team plans and executes events), community service (we vote on our main charity each year), compensation (our team is responsible for various changes to our compensation structure), time off policy (we ditched traditional “vacation and sick leave” and replaced with PTO), two extra holidays came from team recommendations, and the list goes on.
In summary, if you are putting forth the effort to hire and retain the best and the brightest – let them show you what they can do. We firmly believe that the change in our mindset to move from just listening to listening AND taking action is one of the reasons that we have been named one of the best companies to work for in Alabama. And for that, we are truly grateful.