BMSS Advisors & CPAs is proud to welcome nationally renowned Steve Platau as the firm’s scholar in residence. In this role, Platau will advise BMSS leadership on assurance, tax and risk management issues that can be used for the benefit of current and future BMSS clients.

“We are honored to benefit from Steve’s expertise and knowledge,” said BMSS Member and Assurance Department Leader Derrel Curry. “We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with him as our annual A&A presenter and are now thrilled to have his guidance in an expanded role.”

Platau has been an esteemed professor of accounting for The University of Tampa since 1984 and is a nationally recognized speaker and risk management resource who travels the country providing continuing professional education (CPE) classes.

Within the field of law, he specializes in professional liability/malpractice of accountants and attorneys; arbitration and mediation ADR for commercial and professional disputes; and the formation, organization and taxation of business enterprises. He is currently a member of the Florida Board of Accountancy, the NASBA Ethics Committee, and the American Arbitration Association Large & Complex Case Panel.

Platau previously served with the Board of Governors for the Florida Institute of CPAs from 1994 to 2002 and has also served with the State Legislative Committee, the Florida Institute of CPAs and the Dale Mabry Elementary PTA.

BMSS was established in 1991 and has become one of Alabama’s Top 2 accounting firms. With an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset at its core, the firm’s ultimate mission is to provide peace of mind for its clients. BMSS specializes in several industries, including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, construction, technology, nonprofit and government contracting. In addition to tax and audit, the firm offers robust practice areas in state and local tax, estate planning, employee benefit plan audits, and business advisory and consulting services. BMSS is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. For more information, visit:

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