Brian Barksdale Brian Barksdale, CPA

If you’re expecting a bean counter, then Brian just doesn’t fit the mold.  His 38+ years of accounting, auditing, consulting, and tax experience make him a relatable CPA with real-world ideas and processes for improving efficiencies and profitability.  Whether your business is a construction company, governmental entity, manufacturing and distribution company, or nonprofit entity, Brian knows a lot about your area. Working with a wide range of subcontractors and manufacturing companies, he has an extensive background in a variety of job costing systems and the intricacies of accurately accounting for production costs.  Brian also provides income tax compliance services to individuals and businesses, aiding in the significant reduction of income tax burdens.  Brian has also been involved in providing fraud and forensic auditing services to clients focused on detecting and preventing fraud within governmental entities, manufacturing companies, nonprofit entities, and construction companies.

Brian is the firm’s industry line leader for our governmental, nonprofit, and retirement plan practice.  He still personally manages audits for municipalities, school districts, and other governmental agencies.  And, in providing assistance with the application of governmental accounting pronouncements, he has proven himself to be a valuable resource to many local governmental units throughout our firm’s geographic footprint.

Additionally, Brian is the partner-in-charge of CRI’s Birmingham office, a member of CRI’s executive committee, and a past chairman of the board for the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA).


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