Brad Brown, CPA
Brad Brown, CPA

“Provide peace of mind by treating others the way I would like to be treated.”

Brad joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith in 2014. He is currently serving as a manager in the tax department working primarily with tax and consulting work for closely-held businesses.

Prior to joining Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Brad worked as a senior accountant at a local accounting firm. Being a diligent and detail-oriented person, he loves the work he does and credits this for his growing success.  In the past, Brad has helped clients detect fraud and has helped develop ad valorem closing procedures to inform clients when their returns were filed.

Brad grew up in Anniston, Alabama and currently resides in Hoover with his wife, Cara. When he isn’t in the office, Brad loves being outdoors, golfing and playing other sports.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


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


  • University of Alabama
    • Masters of Tax Accounting, 2010
    • Bachelor of Science, Commerce and Business Administration, Accounting, 2009

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