Crow Shields Bailey Promotes Andrew Bailey, CPA, ABV To Manager

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.


Crow Shields Bailey PC COVID-19 Response

As we all find ourselves in uncharted territory, we want to share with you how CSB is responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

CSB is concerned with the health of our clients, team members, vendors and the communities we serve.

We have a plan in place to ensure continuity of services to our clients.  Our team has the ability to work remotely and can access client information in a safe and secure manner. Whether we are working in our offices or remotely, the lines of communication will remain open.

What you should know:

  • CSB will have drop off boxes in the lobbies of each of our three locations to limit hand-to-hand contact.
  • We will also need to do more phone meetings rather than meeting face-to-face.
  • We will rely on the use of our secure file transfer services such as SafeSend (to electronically receive and sign tax returns) or Sharefile (to send and receive documents which do not require signatures).

Our plan is to have personnel in each of our offices. However, we will follow local regulations and guidance regarding whether an office should be closed.

We value our relationship with you and will continue to provide updates as needed as we navigate these unprecedented times.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.


Gina McKellar

Managing Shareholder

CSB Community Service Spotlight

February 26, 2019 – Crow Shields Bailey (CSB) believes that living out our values as a community-focused firm begins with taking care of each other. CSB leadership fosters an environment that allows ample opportunities for each team member to get involved throughout our local community, and support our fellow teammates in their personal passions. This community-focused approach inspires us to better impact each other, and our Gulf Coast neighbors.


Core Values Grounded in Service

Innovation, Teamwork, Integrity, Client Focus, Community, and Work-Life Integration represent our core values and lay the foundation of CSB’s culture. Our dedication to living out these values is reflected in each team members’ personal commitment to fulfill our mission to one another, our clients, and community. This begins with our service focus.


2018 Service Reflection

Last year we decided to select a charity that our team would focus most of our service efforts on for the year. To ensure this was a value-aligned organization our team was passionate about, CSB voted on three worthwhile causes, and Light of the Village was selected to be our 2018 philanthropic focus.

Light of the Village is a “front-line, hands-on Christian ministry designed to share Christ’s message of faith, hope, and love to the inner city.” This nonprofit organization is located in one of Alabama’s most violent and poverty-stricken neighborhoods, and provides a safe place for children to visit after school to receive tutoring and a hot meal, as well as play games and participate in Bible study.

For the past six years, our team has participated in the annual Christmas Party that Light of the Village hosts for the children. This rewarding event is anticipated each year, allowing our teammates to spend quality time getting to know these children and watching each of them select a gift at the end of the night. Since our team is familiar with Light of the Village’s impact on our local community’s youth, it is fitting they were selected as our inaugural charity.

Along with Light of the Village efforts throughout the year, CSB also supported the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and its various charities, such as the Ruff Wilson Youth Center, Fairhope Rotary Youth Club and Spanish Fort Public Library. We also supported Lifelines Counseling Services, NEST of Mobile, American Cancer Society, Coastal Conservation Association, Mobile Baykeeper, Junior Achievement, Fuse Project, and more.


2019 Service Commitment 

Light of the Village has been selected as our charity of the year again for 2019, and we look forward to making another significant impact through this continued partnership. As part of its Middle School Job Readiness Program, we will be assisting with four different events this year: a resume workshop, job application workshop, mock interview exercises, and inviting participants for job shadowing days at our office. After our busy season, many team members will also be volunteering regularly for various programs such as reading, tutoring, and serving meals.

In addition to the continued Light of the Village outreach, our team is also looking forward to supporting the upcoming Junior Achievement Bowling Classic, and mentoring students with lessons on financial literacy.

With any industry, it can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of meetings and marking items off the checklist, but our team has found that taking time to serve others has become one of the most rewarding aspects of working at CSB. Working for a company that values community service and encourages its team members to make a positive impact to improve our community is what makes our work more fulfilling, and will always be a main priority in our company culture.

Crow Shields Bailey to Participate in Dragon Boat Festival on June 9th

Crow Shields Bailey will have a 21-person team competing in the Fuse Project‘s annual event, the Dragon Boat Festival. Proceeds from the Dragon Boat race go to the Fuse Project, whose funding benefits projects involving children along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. If you would like to take part in this exciting event, it will be held at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park starting at 7:15 a.m., with family friendly events all throughout the day. If you would like to donate to our team page, you can do so on our team website!