2022 Year-End Tax Planning Letter

Our experts outlined key planning tips and additional options that are available to help minimize your 2022 tax bill and plan for the coming years.

Is Your Business Ready for a Recession?

As a recession looms on the horizon, is your business prepared? Stay updated on the best strategies and resources to recession-proof your business here.

BMSS Presents: A Webinar Series

What began in 2020 as a way to disseminate timely information about COVID-19 has turned into an extensive library covering topics ranging from industry-specific concerns to general business advisory matters. Click here to view our previous webinars.


Our employees share what makes our firm a wonderful place to work, how we provide exceptional client experience and how we live out our unique culture and values.

TaxCaddy Information

Have questions about TaxCaddy or want to know more? Click here to visit our TaxCaddy Information page which also includes a link to their website.

The BMSS Family of Companies

Local Firm. National Knowledge. Global Reach.

We are an entrepreneurial team who provides exceptional client experience through our local presence, national knowledge and global reach.

We create peace of mind.

What Makes Us Unique

  • We are entrepreneurs and will bring our entrepreneurial mindset to each and every client.
  • We strive to create an experience for you that surpasses any other.
  • We have the bandwidth to help clients around the world, but we are also there with you locally, living and working in your community.
  • We worry about the things that keep you up at night so you don’t have to.

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 08 2022

    BMSS Presents: A Year-End Tax Update 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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Trending Issues

Stay current with BMSS news as well as important information and updates within your industry.

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Learn about Client361

Learn how BMSS is creating clients’ peace of mind not only today but tomorrow as well with our Client 361 initiative.

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Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Being a BMSS team member means having the resources and opportunities to build the life you want. At BMSS, you will discover that not all accounting firms are alike.

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We serve clients internationally and domestically.

Local Firm.National Knowledge.Global Reach.

While most of our clients are in Alabama, we have clients who have done business in all 50 states as well as 100+ international clients.

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Our Culture

Let’s be honest, there is a herd of accounting firms out there. So, what sets our firm apart from the rest? That’s easy. Our people.

Our firm was established with the desire for our people to have a life outside of work because we believe that if you work hard, you also deserve to play hard. We offer a great work environment with top-notch benefits. Early on, we realized that happy employees equal happy clients because they then have a consistent engagement team each year. Not only do we provide consistency, but our people focus on providing an exceptional client experience, which is built on developing relationships and creating innovative solutions to better serve our clients.

It’s in our firm DNA to work hard to nurture individual talents, support professional growth, recognize the importance of a personal life and promote community involvement. At BMSS, you will Discover the Difference.



This summer, follow along as the many faces of BMSS share what makes our firm a wonderful place to work, how we provide exceptional client experience and how we live out our unique culture and values. Each Tuesday you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a different BMSS employee from throughout our footprint. Join us as we share how We Are BMSS! Scroll through the below, or check out BMSS’ Vimeo page, to view these videos (and more).

Our History


Firm Established Keith Barfield, Don Murphy, John Shank


Joined the Firm: Steve Smith


Joined BDO Alliance


Abacus IT Solutions established


Payroll & Benefit Solutions established


Best Place to Work by The Wall Street Journal

JAN 2016

Downtown Birmingham Office Opened

APR 2016

BMSS Wesson Wealth Solutions established


Top CPA Firm in the BDO Alliance by the BDO Alliance

DEC 2016

Huntsville Office Opened


BMSS Celebrated 25 Years

MAR 2017

PBS PEO established

DEC 2017

Hindsman, P.C. joined

JAN 2019

Hall Albright Garrison & Barnes, P.C. joined

MAR 2019

Top 3 Accounting Firm in Alabama by Accounting Today


America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms by Forbes


Top Regional Leader by Accounting Today


2020 Firm to Watch by Accounting Today


2020 Best Firm for Technology by Accounting Today


Best Place to Work by Birmingham Business Journal

In 1991, Keith Barfield, Don Murphy and John Shank decided to leave a large, local firm to establish a new type of public accounting firm. The goal was to build a workplace that values character, family and life/work balance, while creating a professional environment where each individual is treated with respect.

30 years later, BMSS has grown into a top five accounting firm in Alabama with 27 partners, 88 certified public accountants and approximately 230 people across all businesses and offices. Broadly based, BMSS serves clients in the revenue range of $1 million to $50 million. The majority of the firm’s clients are family-owned/operated businesses; however, we work with startups, private equity, smaller main street businesses, nonprofits and municipalities, and we serve one of the largest family-owned businesses in the state of Alabama with over $3 billion in revenue operating worldwide. BMSS is a member of the prestigious BDO Alliance USA, which allows access to BDO’s tremendous national resources.

Over the last 10 years, BMSS has been consistently named as one of the top places to work by the Birmingham Business Journal and has kept true to its founders’ vision of adding value for clients by fostering an environment of personal and professional fulfillment.

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