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Effective Friday, December 1, 2023, Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC, has merged with top Alabama firm, BMSS Advisors & CPAs. The two firms have consolidated under the name BMSS, LLC.

We will continue serving our clients from the same location and in the same manner. By joining BMSS, we will continue building on the relationships we currently have while providing our clients with access to a broader set of skills and new solutions.

For many years, we have witnessed, admired, and respected how BMSS has taken care of its people and its clients. BMSS’ firm culture and primary mission mirror ours and the combination of our firms enables us to introduce additional resources and perks that we believe will benefit both our clients and our employees. We will be stronger together as we are now positioned to better serve our people and our clients.

In bringing our two great firms together, we will have 322 employees, which includes 32 members, and 125 CPAs. We will remain in the same Ridgeland location at 1020 Highland Colony Pkwy, Suite 600, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

Haddox Reid and BMSS are both independent members of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals of providing exceptional client service. Our Managing Member, Mike Gladney, has participated in a BDO managing partner roundtable with BMSS’ Managing Member, Don Murphy, for several years and believes our complementary skill sets and like-minded future goals will provide a win-win for both our clients and employees.

BMSS Advisors & CPAs was established in 1991 by Keith Barfield, Don Murphy, and John Shank with the vision of creating a CPA firm that would provide peace of mind for its clients while sustaining a healthy, happy culture for its employees. As this dream has been realized, BMSS has grown to be one of the Southeast’s top advisory and accounting firms with five offices in three cities throughout Alabama:  Birmingham (Colonnade, Downtown and Riverchase), Gadsden and Huntsville.

The CPA firm specializes in several industries, including (but not limited to) manufacturing, wholesale distribution, construction, technology, nonprofit and government contracting. In addition to tax planning and compliance and assurance services, the firm boasts a robust business advisory practice area which includes transaction advisory, valuation, client accounting solutions, and CFO advisory services. BMSS also specializes in state and local tax, estate planning and employee benefit plan audits. These will complement Haddox Reid’s current services and industries served.

Over the years, BMSS has continually grown to serve clients by expanding services, deepening areas of expertise, and equipping its people with the skills and knowledge necessary to take the best possible care of each client. The firm’s leadership has spent a great deal of time thinking through clients’ pain points and how BMSS can help them where needed the most. This has resulted in the creation of the BMSS Family of Companies to meet clients’ data, technology, payroll and financial planning and wealth management needs:

  • Abacus Technologies’ services include cybersecurity, managed IT services, and business intelligence; all tailored to help companies overcome the challenges of the digital landscape and reach their full potential.
  • BMSS Wesson Wealth Solutions is a fee-for-service Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) providing financial planning and investment advisory services, integrating organization, risk identification and mitigation planning for privately held business owners, executives, and high-income professionals as well as trusts and those who have inherited significant wealth.
  • Payroll & Benefit Solutions (PBS) is an outsourced human capital management provider offering payroll and employee maintenance services customized to suit a clients’ specific needs. PBS PEO provides extensive human resource consulting, payroll, payroll tax administration, regulatory compliance, benefits, and risk management services.

Haddox Reid has been in business for over 60 years with a stellar reputation for being a leading provider of high-quality professional services for many of Mississippi’s leading companies and individuals. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to continuing to provide our clients and community with the highest level of service.

Please reach out to your Haddox Reid professional if you have any questions.


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