Austin Messer
Austin Messer
Senior Accountant

Austin joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith in 2017 after working for another CPA firm for a year and a half.  His primary responsibilities include providing assurance services for clients in the governmental and not-for-profit industries. Described as determined, Austin decided to go into the accounting profession because he has always loved working with numbers and one of his passions is to help people in any way that he can.  His parents taught him to always give 100% in whatever he does and to treat people with respect.  He believes Accounting provides a great way to accomplish these objectives.

Growing up just outside of Little Rock, AR, Austin now lives in the Huntsville area with his wife, Olivia and their corgi, Fitz.  He enjoys spending his time hiking, camping, watching and playing basketball and tennis, and simply hanging out with his wife and dog.

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

• Harding University
• Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Accounting