Client Testimonials

Clients recognize and appreciate the value of working with BMSS.  Of the 2,000 clients currently served by BMSS, over 500 of those clients have worked with BMSS for over 10 years.  We think that speaks volumes about our firm.

What is it like to be a BMSS client? Read about it in their own words.  We survey clients annually to receive feedback.

“Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith knows our business and is one of the few firms that understands the way construction accounting is done. We’re proud to be charter clients.”
- Construction company owner

“We have been a very satisfied client of Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith since 2000. We have found the staff to be very knowledgeable and professional in all aspects of their accounting services. Our audited, unqualified financial statements are prepared on a very timely basis along with various other tax reports/returns completed during the year. More importantly, as we have learned, is their character and integrity that has earned the trust and respect of our senior management.”
- Manufacturing company CFO

"The information I learned in less than 2 hours attending their State & Local Tax seminar has the potential to save our company thousands of dollars if ever audited on these issues."
- Small business bookkeeper

“John Shank contacted us several years back about the benefits of doing a cost segregation study through their alliance with BDO Seidman. John explained the process completely and outlined the costs and potential savings. We hired BMSS/BDO Seidman to perform the cost segregation study. The tax savings ended up being higher than expected. We were so impressed with John and his firm that we contracted them to begin doing our income tax preparation. Previously, we had used a large national firm. We hired BMSS to perform our 2003 audit. Considering it was their first year auditing our firm, I was very impressed with how smoothly the audit went. They completed it on time and on budget. Switching to BMSS ended up being a great decision!”
- Service company owner

"I have worked closely with many people at Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith and have been very impressed with the quality of service and personnel within the firm. I can attest that the audit approach utilized by the firm is very thorough and complete. I have been impressed with the firm’s process and dedication to perfection and client service. We also utilize the firm’s IT company (Abacus IT Solutions) to meet our computer needs. I highly recommend any of the numerous services provided by BMSS.”
- Financial services controller

"The different ideas that have been presented to us by BMSS have benefited our company more than we could have ever imagined. Your promptness is impeccable and something we were not used to in the past."
- Construction company owner

“From an accounting firm, I expect three things: Independence from management, Value, & Timeliness. I believe that BMSS is a strong group of auditors and tax professionals who provide a good value for the money. I rely on their judgment as a check and balance on my companies. I’ve worked with them since 1999.”
- Financial services CFO