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

We create peace of mind.

We are proud to announce our merger

with the Huntsville-based CPA firm Hall Albright Garrison & Barnes, as well as our new firm name, BMSS, LLC.

The BMSS Family of Companies

Local Firm. National Knowledge. Global Reach.

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

  • Jun 11 2019

    Unanet Demonstration - Co-Sponsored by BDO and BMSS 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Jun 13 2019

    Huntsville Brews & Schmooze 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Aug 13 2019

    BMSS Summer Humanities Seminar 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

View All Events

Trending Issues

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

Six Questions to Measure Your Wayfair Tax and Compliance Risk

You may know that the Wayfair Supreme Court ruling from 2018 allows states to subject businesses to state taxes based…

Read More

Personal Property Tax Compliance: Eight Frequently Missed Issues That Can Lead to Overpayments

Don’t let confusion about constantly shifting policies surrounding state and local tax cause you to pay more than you owe…

Read More
Learn about Client361

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

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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 37 international clients.

Learn More

Show Your Stripes

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.

Our History


Firm Established Keith Barfield, Don Murphy, John Shank


Joins 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 Celebrates 25 Years

JAN 2017

Himmelwright Huguley & Boles, P.C. joins

MAR 2017

PBS PEO established

DEC 2017

Hindsman, P.C. joins

JAN 2019

Hall Albright Garrison & Barnes, P.C. joins

MAR 2019

Top 3 Accounting Firm in Alabama by Accounting Today

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.

Nearly 30 years later, BMSS has grown into a top five accounting firm in Alabama with 30 partners, 94 certified public accountants and approximately 225 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.

Learn More