Janet Cooke
Janet Cooke
Janet Cooke, CPA
Senior Manager

“Excellent customer service.”

Janet joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith in 1999 and has worked in the field of public accounting for 30 years. As a senior manager, she provides tax planning, compliance and consulting services.  She has enjoyed the opportunity to work with clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, real estate development and rental, private lending, professional service and non-profit industries.  She has also enjoyed the challenges and rewards of working with clients during federal, state, and local government audits.

Those who know her describe Janet as very committed and innovative.  These attributes have allowed her to offer meaningful solutions and guidance to her clients.  When she was entering college, she knew she wanted to be a member of a profession that would use her love of numbers and organization to help others. That desire lead her to accounting.

Janet grew up in Hoover, Alabama and continues to reside there with her husband and their three children. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys boating, home improvement and gardening in her free time.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 


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


University of Montevallo – Bachelor of Business Administration, Suma Cum Laude