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Certified Public Accountants Serving the Birmingham, AL Area

Finding the right accounting firm in Birmingham, AL can be a difficult task. With so many CPA firms in the Birmingham metro area, and with many of them seeming to promise the same thing, it can be hard to know which one is the right fit for your business—not to mention the difficulty of finding a reliable advisor in the ever-evolving Birmingham business climate. That’s why Warren Averett’s local CPAs in Birmingham, AL are committed to helping businesses thrive.

Businesses today are facing increasingly high expectations—from risk and compliance, to daily financial operations, to strategic planning for the future. Businesses are juggling daily responsibilities along with more time-consuming and complex tasks like accounting, finance, compliance and risk management. For many companies, this means that they are attempting to do more with fewer resources. At Warren Averett, we seek to be an extension of your business’ team—not just your accountants. Our Birmingham accountants are focused on providing practical solutions to businesses in the Birmingham area so that they can accomplish whatever is most important to them.

Below, we’ve identified some of the questions you may have as you seek to find the right fit in a Birmingham, AL accounting firm, and we hope that you’ll see what we truly believe about our Firm—that Warren Averett is simply different.

Our Birmingham roots run deep. Warren Averett was founded in Birmingham, AL in 1972 as a small, local accounting firm, and, since then, we have achieved a larger footprint and presence, serving clients throughout the Southeast and across the country in many capacities.

Warren Averett’s primary corporate office is located on Acton Road in Birmingham and offers audit services, tax planning and preparation, and a variety of advisory services, such as transaction advisory, risk and compliance, outsourced CFO services, estate planning and much more. Birmingham remains the corporate headquarters of our Firm and hosts hundreds of local professionals who are committed to providing our clients with personalized accounting and advisory service.

Warren Averett is the largest accounting firm in the state of Alabama and one of the largest accounting firms in the Southeast region. That means that, while our local Birmingham CPAs are readily available to serve our clients in many areas, they are also part of a much larger network of professionals in Alabama and across the Southeast who stand ready to lend their expertise to our clients.

We have vast resources and a thorough understanding of the Birmingham business climate and what it means for businesses who operate here. Many of our professionals have spent their entire careers providing accounting and advisory services to businesses in the Birmingham, AL area, but they are also deeply invested in serving the Birmingham community. In addition to many professional affiliations in Birmingham, our team values maintaining philanthropic partnerships by serving local nonprofits and community organizations. Our team members value, understand and serve the Birmingham community with their professional knowledge and expertise, but they also know the importance of investing time and service in the community to make Birmingham the best that it can be.

At Warren Averett, our Birmingham, AL accounting and advisory professionals know the value of thoroughly understanding your business. Because your company is unique and unlike any other, we think your accounting should be too. That’s why we have groups within our Firm who are dedicated to serving and specializing in specific industries. This allows our professionals to have basic context concerning your company’s operations and a foundational knowledge of the space in which your business is operating. Below, we’ve listed the industries for which Warren Averett has dedicated service teams:

Warren Averett was founded and began as an accounting firm offering tax and audit services, and traditional accounting services like these continue to be the cornerstone of our operations; however, over the years we have expanded our service offerings to help clients in a variety of other ways.

Audit Services

In auditing a business’ financial statements, our team knows that the best approach is to thoroughly understand a business beyond the numbers. Our audit procedures incorporate our team’s experience, continuity, effective uses of technology, recommendations in reporting and coordination of timing so that we can offer the best audit services that are tailored to your company. Our audit and assurance services include:

  • Accounting Advisory Services;
  • ALTA Attestation Services;
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits;
  • External Audit;
  • Review and Assurance Services;
  • SEC and IFRS Financial Reporting;
  • Specialized Audits; and
  • SSAE 16/Services Organization Controls.

Tax Services

Tax law is complex and constantly changing, but you can trust that Warren Averett’s accountants in Birmingham, AL are committed to staying up to date on the tax code and the tax strategies that can best benefit our clients. Our tax professionals are versed in local, state, federal and international tax, including:

  • Accounting for Income Taxes;
  • Ad valorem Tax Returns;
  • Compliance;
  • Cost Segregation Studies;
  • Depreciation Services;
  • Executive Tax Services;
  • Golden Parachute Calculations and Planning;
  • IRS Examinations;
  • Like Kind Exchange Planning;
  • Mergers and Acquisitions;
  • Nexus Studies;
  • Real Estate Services;
  • Research and Development Credit Studies;
  • SEC-Related Services;
  • Sales and Use Tax Matrices;
  • Subchapter S Planning;
  • Succession Planning;
  • Transaction Due Diligence;
  • Tax Issues and Notices;
  • Tax Refund and Opportunity Review; and
  • Tax Research and Analysis.

In addition to traditional accounting services, Warren Averett offers many more solutions to help businesses thrive in today’s environment and in the Birmingham business climate.

  • Corporate Advisory Services – Transaction advisory service, valuation service, fraud and forensic services, regulatory and compliance services, litigation support, data analysis, Korean business services and more
  • Risk, Security & Technology – Outsourced IT staff, IT security services, system infrastructure, business software solutions and more
  • HR Solutions – Staffing and recruiting, HR consulting, retirement plan administration, executive services and more
  • Finance Team Support – Outsourced CFO/Controller services, bookkeeping and payroll services
  • Personal Services – Wealth management, estate planning, family office services, daily money management and more

Meet Our Birmingham Team

Learn more about our Birmingham team members' expertise, insights and how we can help you thrive.