Austin Gray
Austin Gray
Senior Accountant

“Treat everyone like they are family.”

Austin Gray joined the Barfield, Murphy, Shank and Smith team in 2016. Currently, Austin serves as a senior accountant working through all things audit and tax. Leaving Mississippi College with both an undergraduate and graduate degree, Austin has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

With a strongly competitive nature and a dedication for finding success, Austin walked away from college with an outstanding number of academic achievements as well as football honors. To name a few, he received the Mississippi Society of CPA’s Award, Mississippi College Who’s Who, ASC Outstanding Sportsman Team of the Year, Jackson Touchdown Club Most Valuable Senior and Mississippi College Team Captain.

Austin’s driving philosophy in life is to treat others the way he wants to be treated, with honesty and respect. Born in Jackson, MS but raised in Hoover, AL, Austin has three sisters and one brother and spends his free time exercising, hunting, playing golf or involving himself in all things football.


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)


  • Mississippi College
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting

Awards and Honors

  • Mississippi College
    • School of Business Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
    • List of Who’s Who
    • Mortar Board
  • Mississippi College Football
    • Team Captain
    • Second Team All-ASC Defense
    • ASC Outstanding Sportsman of the Year
    • Alpha Chi Scholar Athlete of the Year
    • Capital One/CoSIDA All-Academic Team
    • ASC All-Academic Team