Derrel Curry, CPA, CGMA
Derrel Curry and his wife, Becky, have two children, Taylor and Parker. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1983 with honors.
Derrel is a Member at Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith with over 32 years of experience providing auditing services as well as consulting on accounting, financial reporting and operational issues. He oversees the Accounting & Auditing quality control team, regularly speaks on accounting standards and policies and is actively involved in employee recruiting.
The Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) is a global management accounting designation that recognizes the unique role played by professionals around the world who combine accounting and financial expertise with strategic insight to guide better business decisions. It demonstrates management accounting expertise in such areas as leading strategically with management to make more informed decisions, helping organizations manage change, risk and uncertainty, protecting corporate assets and promoting operational efficiency and effectiveness.
He is certified as a Fellow in Healthcare Financial Management, is past president of the Alabama chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and was awarded the Founders Medal by the HFMA. Derrel serves on the Accounting Advisory Boards for University of Alabama, Samford University and Troy University and was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame at Troy University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.
In 2013, Derrel was the recipient of the Alabama Golf Association "Joe H. King Award", which serves as the state golf hall of fame. He is also a past president of the Alabama Golf Association.