Our People

Brett Blackwood

  • Staff Accountant
  • Huntsville

Brett joined BMSS in 2019 and currently serves as a staff accountant. His primary responsibilities lie within the Client Accounting Services department, where he helps with the accounts payable cycle, payroll processing, quarterly and annual payroll taxes, preparation of simplistic sales and consumer use tax returns, preparation of business personal property tax returns and bank, line of credit and credit card entry and reconciliation. Before joining the firm, Brett interned at Southern Company in the Accounts Payable and Shared Services Support departments, performing daily reconciliations with inventory and payroll and invoice preparation.

Others describe Brett as driven, and this attribute is supported by Brett’s favorite quote: “The difference between wanting and achieving is discipline.” Brett says, “You have to have a strong desire and discipline to stay on track and not take the easy way out.” Not only does Brett’s determination apply to his career—his love for numbers and categorizing data—but it has also been exemplified in his recreational life, as he played Division I baseball at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for four years. During that time, he earned several athletic distinctions, including being named to the CoSIDA Google Cloud All-District Team, Conference USA All-Academic Team, Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll as well as being named as the Second Team All-Conference USA Designated Hitter.

When he’s not helping clients at BMSS or enjoying baseball, Brett loves to work out, draw, paint, turn books into sculptures through folded book art and spend time with his wife, Haley. His favorite thing about living and working in Huntsville is that he is close to his family who live in Hartselle and that the city feels like home.

Education

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Bachelor of Accounting
    • Master of Accounting