Mark Underhill
Mark Underhill
Mark Underhill, CPA

“Provide peace of mind and service my clients to the best of my abilities.”

Mark joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith in 2009 and currently serves as a manager in the tax department. He specializes in tax planning, consulting and compliance for real estate, film and entertainment, technology and other professional services businesses. Outside of his client responsibilities, Mark is the lead recruiter and interviewer for the firm at the University of Alabama.

Over the years, Mark has helped his clients restructure their organizations for increased profitability. Additionally, he has advised clients on like-kind exchange opportunities providing for the deferral of millions in gains and tax savings for clients. Mark also has a desire to motivate students interested in the accounting profession and speaks twice a year at the University of Alabama on behalf of the Accounting Alumni Young Professionals Board. His entrepreneurial spirit, technical skills and determination have shaped Mark into the professional he is today.

Mark was born and raised in the Birmingham, Alabama area.  After graduating from the University of Alabama, Mark returned to the Birmingham area and currently resides in Hoover with his wife, Kayla, their son David, and their dog Jackson. He and his wife are active members of Hunter Street Baptist Church. In his free time, Mark enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
  • Accounting Alumni Young Professionals Board
    • Treasurer 


  • Birmingham Business Journal, “Rising Stars in Accounting”


  • University of Alabama
    • Master of Tax Accounting, 2009
    • Bachelor of Science, Commerce and Business Administration, 2008