Kristi Cerice, CPA
Kristi Cerice, CPA
Senior Manager

Do to others as you would have them do to you.” – Luke 6:31 

Kristi joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith in 2005. As a senior manager, she is responsible for preparing and reviewing business, estate, trust and individual income tax returns, supervising staff, handling IRS tax notices on behalf of clients and providing estate planning services. In particular, she has over 20 years of experience in every facet of accounting and managing.

Described as kind, friendly and responsible, Kristi attributes her success at work to having a strong faith and a great support system in her family. She also credits her strong work ethic that her parents instilled in her growing up. Kristi grew to know and understand the accounting profession early on, having a father who was an accountant and working as a bookkeeper for two years in college. In college, she wanted to pursue a major that would truly challenge her and found that accounting was the right fit.

Kristi grew up in Cullman, Alabama and now resides in Hoover, Alabama where she enjoys the strong sense of community. Married to her husband, Emilio, they have one child. When not at the office, Kristi enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling and spending time with family.  She is a member of Hunter Street Baptist Church.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
  • Samford University Alumni Association 


  • Samford University – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration