Derrel Curry, CPA, CGMA
Derrel Curry, CPA, CGMA

Ask and understand what clients want and need.”

Derrel joined the Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith team in 2000 and is currently a member.  He oversees the assurance team, the firm’s quality control and is a campus recruiting leader. Derrel specifically works with clients in the manufacturing and distribution, publishing electronic and print, healthcare, EBP, NFP, and Governmental industries.

Derrel has provided assurance services for more than 30 years. His diversity of interest, insatiable desire for knowledge, and technological skills are the things he attributes for his success.

Derrel grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama before moving to Birmingham. He continues to reside in Birmingham with his wife, Becky. They have two sons and three dogs. In his spare time, Derrel enjoys traveling, golf, hunting and watching his son play baseball at Samford.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • EBPA Audit Quality Center Designated Partner


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Not For Profit Section Member
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
    • Peer Review Committee
    • Professional Standards Committee
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • University of Alabama School of Accountancy Professional Advisory Board
  • Samford University Department of Accounting Advisory Board
  • Alabama HFMA
    • Past President
  • Alabama Golf Association (AGA)
    • Past President
    • Board of Directors 1992,-Present
    • Finance Committee Chair, 1993-Present
    • Executive Committee, 1994-Present
  • United States Golf Association (USGA)
    • Junior Championship Committee 1993-Present
    • USGA Rules Committee 1995-Present 


  • AGA Joe H King Award (AGA Highest Honor) 2014


  • University of Alabama, Bachelor of Science, Commerce and Business Administration, 1983, cum laude