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Banks, Finley, White & Co. recognizes that the first step in providing quality services to its clients is to develop a leadership philosophy from the top of the organization to set the tone for character, commitment and competence. Our teams of senior leaders, with experience ranging from 45 to 20 years, form the core of our management and embrace that philosophy and apply it to the development of all of our engagement teams. Our highly qualified staff makes up the balance of the engagement teams.

Each practice office is headed by a Resident Partner who has the responsibility for all engagements accepted by that office. Each engagement is assigned a client service team that is comprised of and experienced partner and manager within the client’s industry. All engagements are administered in accordance with professional standards and are closely monitored for compliance with the Firms Quality Control Policies and Procedures.

There are several standards used to measure the quality of our personnel including academic background, professional accomplishments and continuing education. Our staff come from colleges and universities across the country that are recognized as having outstanding accounting and business administration programs. They are augmented by a firm wide professional development plan that will assure they stay abreast of current issues within the profession as well as meet the continuing education requirements of state accountancy boards, the US General Accounting Office and other professional associations. Programs developed by the AICPA and other relevant professional organizations are utilized as a part of our professional development program during our regular firm-wide training workshops.

Banks Finley White & Co. is a partnership of professional corporations with its day to day operations headed by its Managing Partner who reports to a Policy Board who set the course for its operations.  The senior leadership in the firm are shown below.

  • BFW & Co. has long demonstrated an exemplary commitment to excellence and has created a culture that promotes a collaborative team environment to accomplish its goals. I am honored to assist and lead the firm in its efforts for years to come. I cannot think of a better place to make a difference in the community while maintaining the public’s trust and confidence.

    James C. White, Jr. CPA, Managing PartnerJames C. White, Jr., CPA, serves as Managing Partner of Banks, Finley, White & Co.…Phone: 205.326.6660Download vCardFull Profile
  • The mark of a CPA firm is its footprint in the sands of change in the financial framework of its environment. BFW & Co. has been at the forefront of this changing dynamic for over 40 years and will nimbly continue its march alongside the public and its clients thru understanding, communication and respect.

    James C. White, Sr. CPA, Chairman EmeritusJames (Jim) C. White, Sr. CPA serves as Chairman Emeritus of Banks Finley White &…Phone: 205.326.6660Download vCardFull Profile
  • Services should be provided in a timely and professional manner. Our clients demand it, the public demands it, and we have delivered it for over 40 years. That is the way we can continue to flourish in this great profession we are fortunate to be a part of. This approach to service has been the Banks Finley White & Co. commitment from inception and we will continue this cornerstone tradition.

    Lenox Michael Forsythe, CPALenox (Michael) Forsythe, is a Partner in the Atlanta office of the Firm. He began…Phone: 404.763.1002Download vCardFull Profile
  • I am proud that the guiding principle of our firm “a commitment to excellence” embodies the service we provide to our clients. This principle is not only reflected in the professionalism in which we serve our clients but, also in our adapting to the ever changing business and technological progresses. Banks, Finley, White & Co. is always in the forefront to adapting to change for which I am very proud.

    Stanley B. Sawyer, CPAStanley (Stan) B. Sawyer, CPA is the Resident Partner-In-Charge of the Memphis, Tennessee office of…Phone: 901.274.6702Download vCardFull Profile
  • The quality of our work is a reflection of experience, education and credentials, but ultimately a reflection of our commitment to give our clients the very best service. If at the end of the day, the client is not completely satisfied, then I haven’t done my job as a professional.

    Jeffrey White, Sr., CPAJeffrey White, Sr., CPA is a Partner in the Birmingham office. Jeffrey has more than…Phone: 205.326.6660Download vCardFull Profile