While still one of the more economically challenged states in the nation, Alabama has a number of important cities and economic centers. Alabama has a moderate number of business licenses and permits regulating a number of industries. However, Alabama's cities and counties also play a significant role in state business license and permit issuance.
In Alabama, accounting services can be tax preparation services, personal accounting or management accounting businesses. Typically, states regulate such professional organizations, but in some cases cities and counties also require special business licenses for them. Accounting firms are held accountable for their professional conduct and often answer to a state accountancy board.