Honors & Awards

Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith isn’t like other accounting firms and is proud to be recognized as a “horse of a different color” by those in our community and industry.

  • AICPA Public Service Award
  • “Top Small Workplace” by The Wall Street Journal
  • Seven Time Winner of “Best Accounting Firm to Work For” by Accounting Today
  • “Southern Hero” by SouthernLINC Wireless
  • Ten years on the “Best Place to Work” list published by the Birmingham Business Journal
  • “Innovator in Human Resources” by the Birmingham Business Journal
  • “Practice Innovation Award” from Practical Accountant
  • Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
  • INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 Firm
  • Birmingham Business Alliance Small Business of the Month
  • Birmingham Business Alliance Small Business of the Year Finalist
  • Inc 5000 “Fastest Growing Private Companies”
  • “Top Accounting Firms in Birmingham” by the Birmingham Business Journal
  • “Largest Accounting Firms in Alabama” by Business Alabama
  • “Birmingham’s Best Companies for Working Families” by Birmingham Family Times
  • “One of the Most Innovative Original Businesses” by Small Business Computing
  • “A Salute to Tech Savvy Small Businesses” by Small Business Computing
  • “Fastest Growing Companies” by Birmingham Business Journal for sister company, Abacus IT Solutions
  • “CEO of the Year” for Managing Member Don Murphy by Birmingham Business Journal
  • “Small Business Champion of the Year” awarded by the Birmingham Business Alliance