Lauren Hayles, CPA
Lauren Hayles, CPA
Senior Accountant

Creating peace of mind for others.”

Lauren joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith as a staff accountant in 2016 after serving as an intern during the 2015 and 2016 tax seasons. She currently serves as a senior accountant working with a variety of industries preparing tax returns as well as financial statement audits, reviews and compilations.

She attributes her success to perseverance and the support of her family and friends. Described as detailed, diligent, and enthusiastic, Lauren is excited to gain experience in the accounting field and use that experience and her skills to provide great customer service for BMSS clients.

After meeting in high school in Dothan, Alabama, Lauren and her husband Hunter now live in Birmingham. They are both members of Hunter Street Baptist Church. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends. After growing up in a small town, she loves being in a bigger city with so many great restaurants and fun things to do.


  • Hunter Street Baptist Church
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)


  • Samford University – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude
  • Samford University – Master of Accountancy