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"Spring Hill College switched from a large national firm to Wilkins Miller for its auditing needs in 2004. For the past six years, we have enjoyed not only timely audit completion, but also a valued business partner. The staff of Wilkins Miller Hieronymus understands the College's business as thoroughly as any member of my staff. The continuity of the senior management team of Michael Kintz and Erin Sylvia has enhanced the quality of our financial statements in many ways. Our audited financial statements have evolved from merely a presentation of statements, required by auditing standards, to a more complete report with the inclusion of a management's discussion and analysis and statements that reflect the complete story of the College's financial position. As an administrator in higher education, we welcome the new hires of Wilkins Miller Hieronymus to our campus as they conduct field work. My entire staff and I are amazed at the professionalism of these younger accountants as they are being trained by the senior team. I am pleased that our Board of Directors has committed to another three year term with Wilkins Miller Hieronymus as our auditors."

Rhonda M. Shirazi, CPA
Spring Hill College

 
Alabama E-Verify Requirement

We want to make you aware of an April 1st deadline that will affect all Alabama employers. You may already know that Alabama's new immigration law was passed in 2011. Effective April 1, 2012, every business entity or employer must be enrolled in E-Verify to verify the employment eligibility of every new hire in the State of Alabama. For Alabama employers who contract with any governmental entity in the State of Alabama, the E-Verify requirement became effective on January 1, 2012. The Act does exempt "casual domestic labor performed in the household” from the E-Verify provisions.

E-Verify is a free on-line service provided by the Federal government. E-Verify is the only "safe-harbor" for compliance with the law with regards to new hires, but the I-9 process is still required for current and past hires. You may access the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website (www.uscis.gov/everify) to enroll in E-Verify. There is a video on how to enroll as well as other useful information.

The penalties for noncompliance are severe and can include revocation of all licenses and permits to do business throughout the State of Alabama.

Small employers (25 or fewer employees) may elect to use the Alabama Department of Homeland Security’s service. Employers who want to utilize this service for E-verify should go to www.dhs.alabama.gov and click on the link for more information on Immigration, and then click on the “Alabama E-Verify Employer Agent Office” link.

Please contact us if you would like us to assist you in complying with these requirements.