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Brian Barksdale


Direct: 205.949.8601
Mobile: 205.936.2774

Brian serves as the partner-in-charge of CRI’s Birmingham office and works closely with a wide variety of businesses ranging from small mom-and-pop organizations to large companies. He also serves a number of individuals. During his tenure, he has been involved in mergers and acquisitions as well as the requisite due diligence work that comes along with them. Brian makes it a point to stay in constant contact with his clients by keeping them advised of the status of their projects and maintaining great relationships with all of the individuals and business owners that he has worked with throughout the years. 

Years of Experience



Samford University, Bachelor’s 

Professional & Civic Leadership
  • Past Chair of the Board of the Alabama Society of CPAs
  • Past Chair of the Board of United Ability (formerly United Cerebral Palsy)
  • Trustee and member of several chambers of commerce
  • Member of the UAB Accounting Advisory Board
  • Member of the Samford University Brock School of Business Advisory Board
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Construction Business Owner magazine
Professional Credentials

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Samford University School of Business Alumnus of the Year (2007)
  • ASCPA Life Member Award (2021)
  • Who’s Who of Accounting in Birmingham, Alabama (2021)
I am an amateur motorcycle road racer and often participate in races and track days. I have also been an avid weightlifter and fitness participant since my college days.

Brian Barksdale AROUND TOWN

  • ASCPA’s Governmental Accounting and Auditing Forum

    On December 9, 2022, CRI Partner Brian Barksdale will speak and moderate at the Federal Funding Panel for ASCPA's Governmental Accounting and Auditing Forum; to examine the requirements of current Federal grant funding to governmental entities.

  • GFOAA Summer Conference – GASB Update

    CRI Partner Brian Barksdale is scheduled to speak at the GFOAA Summer Conference 2021 on August 12. Brian will provide an update on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements, including those that are recently effective, those with upcoming implementation dates, and current exposure drafts under consideration by GASB.

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