Our People

Cyrus Patel

  • Staff Accountant
  • Birmingham

Cyrus joined BMSS in 2019, after previously interning with the firm. He works in the Birmingham office as a staff accountant, and his work include both audit and tax services. Cyrus is interested in working with clients in the healthcare industry, having worked with these clients during his internship and finding their unique needs and business aspects to be fascinating. Before coming to BMSS, Cyrus also interned at the Alabama Department of Revenue.

“Strive for excellence” is Cyrus’s work motto, and he puts in the time and effort required to do a task correctly. He also values learning how to improve a process and make it more efficient. With Cyrus possessing these characteristics, it’s no wonder that others describe him as persistent. Moreover, Cyrus is also endearingly positive. He knows that though he does not control every situation, he always controls his perspective about the situation. “Perspective and attitude are everything,” he states.

Cyrus learned each of these attributes—a strong work ethic, efficient utilization of resources and a positive perspective—from his parents, who are first-generation immigrants to the United States. Cyrus and his parents planted their roots in Madison, Alabama, and Cyrus is incredibly thankful to his parents for the opportunity to grow up in America. He loves his parents’ dog, Beau, as well as cooking and hiking, and he is particularly grateful for the numerous outdoor activities around Birmingham. Cyrus also loves music and even played drums in a few bands that toured and competed across the country.

Education

  • Athens State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, minor in Finance
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Master of Accounting