Dec 01, 2023

Better Together: BMSS and Haddox Reid Merge Into One Firm, Effective December 1, 2023

Effective December 1, 2023, renowned Mississippi CPA and Advisory firm, Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC (Haddox Reid), merged with top Alabama firm, BMSS Advisors & CPAs. Consolidated under the name BMSS, LLC, the combined entity has 32 partners and 125 CPAs for approximately 325 employees in total.

Haddox Reid has been in business for over 60 years with a stellar reputation for being a leading provider of high-quality professional services for many of Mississippi’s leading companies and individuals. Located in Ridgeland, MS, Haddox Reid’s office will establish the first BMSS location outside of Alabama.

Haddox Reid and BMSS have both been independent members of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals of providing exceptional client service. Haddox Reid Managing Member, Mike Gladney, has participated in a BDO managing partner roundtable with BMSS’ Managing Member, Don Murphy, for several years.

“We have witnessed, admired and respected how BMSS has taken care of its people and its clients,” said Gladney. “Its culture and primary mission mirror ours. With our complementary skill sets and like-minded future goals, it just makes sense to bring the two firms together.”

BMSS Advisors & CPAs was established in 1991 by Keith Barfield, Don Murphy, and John Shank with the vision of creating a CPA firm that would provide peace of mind for its clients while sustaining a healthy, happy culture for its employees. As this dream has been realized, BMSS has grown to become one of the Southeast’s top advisory and accounting firms now with six offices in three cities throughout Alabama:  Birmingham (Colonnade, Downtown and Riverchase), Gadsden and Huntsville and one office in Ridgeland, MS.

In 2023, the revenue for the 100th largest firm in the nation on both Inside Public Accounting and Accounting Today’s lists was $48.5 million and $50.1 million, respectively. Together with Haddox Reid, the combined revenue for BMSS, LLC will be $63.7 million, landing the firm in the upper 80th placement on both national lists.

“Through our time together, we have come to see how we both reflect and complement our respective firm’s culture, values, and focus on an exceptional client experience,” said Don Murphy. “Our combined firms will provide opportunities for our employees, widen our client base and expand the industries we serve.”