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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
  • 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
  • “Accounting is not just about adding up numbers. It’s about understanding the story behind the numbers. At BFW&Co. we partner with the clients we serve to tell the story accurately so that it is useful in making the best economic decisions for the company.”

    Ebony O’Brien, CPAEbony O’Brien, CPA serves as a Partner at the Birmingham, Alabama office of Banks, Finley,…Phone: 205.326.6660‬Download vCardFull Profile
  • “I have spent the entirety of my professional career with the Firm and “A Commitment to Excellence” is not just a slogan—it is a philosophy that has carried Banks, Finley, White & Co. since its founding in 1973.  That commitment has driven--and continues to drive our ability to meet the wide-ranging needs of our clients, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and integrity.“

    Wandalyn Wright, CPAWandalyn Wright, CPA is a Partner in the Birmingham office, and has more than 26…Phone: 205.326.6660‬Download vCardFull Profile
  • At Banks, Finley, White & Co., we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service possible. We are committed to creating a culture of excellence for our employees and to serving the communities in which we work and live. I could not be more excited about the future of our firm and the impact we will continue to have on the accounting profession in years to come.

    Christopher Hearn, CPAChristopher Hearn is the Resident Partner-In-Charge of the Memphis, Tennessee office of Banks, Finley, White…Phone: 901.274.6702Download vCardFull Profile
  • With over 40 years of practice, finding the right firm to continue the high standards I have had for my clients was no easy task. I had a lot of options. Yet with BFW&Co., I have found the shared goals and beliefs for exceptional client service and development of the people around us. I could not be more honored and proud to have joined a firm where I believe, we can make not only our clients better as a result of the services provided, but their communities as well.

    Lucius A. Ashby, CPALucius A. Ashby is the Resident Partner-In-Charge of the Denver, Colorado office of Banks, Finley,…Phone: 303.825.4072Download vCardFull Profile
  • Accounting is the heartbeat of business. It creates the transparency needed for growth and overall success. We are here to help drive that success with clear and focused solutions to the business community.

    Albert Butler, CPAAlbert Butler, CPA, is a Partner in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Banks, Finley, White…Phone: 404.763.1002Download vCardFull Profile