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1603 First Avenue East
Jasper, AL 35501
(205) 221-5454

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Joseph R. Downs, III

Certified Public Accountant
Principal

Experience:
Managing Principal of Firm, 1987 - present
CFO, Russell Coal Co., Inc., 1983 – 1987
CFO, Bankhead Mining Co., 1982 – 1983
Principal, Joseph R. Downs, III, CPA, 1981 - 1982
Controller, Drummond Company, 1978 – 1981
Partner/Staff Accountant, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, CPAs, 1970 - 1978

Education:
Samford University, 1969
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Shades Valley High School, 1965

Professional Affiliations:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
Institute of Management Accountants
Member of the Alabama Society of CPAs Ethics Committee
Licensed to Practice in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee

Community Activities:
Leadership Walker County Alumnus, Board of Directors
Walker County Humane Society, Past President, Current Board of Directors
Transitions, Inc., Board of Directors
Walker County Community Development Corporation, Board of Directors
United Way Allocation Team Member, Walker County
United Way of Central Alabama, Agency Review Committee Member
United Way of Central Alabama, Agency Impact Committee
Musgrove Country Club, President
Walker County Community Foundation, Founder’s Society
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Jasper, Board of Directors
UAB Professional Advisory Council
Birmingham Tax Forum Estate Planning Council
Baptist Foundation Health System, Board Member
Baptist Foundation Health System, Finance Committee Member
Alabama Coal Association, Member