Briley E. Shirah, CPA

In Memoriam

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A highly valued and contributing Partner from 2005 until March 8, 2020, Briley Shirah was a certified public accountant and a University of Alabama graduate, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude. He received his Master of Tax Accounting from Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.  Briley had over 20 years of public accounting experience. As director of our tax group, Briley served as the RTBH expert in income taxation of businesses and individuals and was skilled in all aspects of the accounting profession. Briley also led our new graduate recruiting efforts and internship program. Believing that our youngest staff members are RTBH’s greatest strength, Briley strived and succeeded in cultivating and retaining new talent who are well-rounded and willing to learn and grow in an ever-changing industry.

Briley was an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Mobile Chapter of Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Beyond his duties as a CPA, Briley was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and served our community as a director of the St. Ignatius CYO Sports Committee, as a McGill-Toolen School Advisory Council Member, as a McGill-Toolen Stadium Board Member, and a CYO soccer and basketball coach. His easy-going, personable demeanor was his trademark, and he will always be remembered for his love and dedication to his family and, of course, Alabama football.

Briley is survived by his wife, the former Karen Kelly of Foley, and their three sons.

Areas of Practice and Specialties
Tax Planning and Compliance
Accounting and Auditing
Litigation Support

Industry Experience
Amusement and Entertainment
Real Estate

University of Alabama
BS MCL Accounting, 1995
Masters of Tax Accounting, 1996

Certifications and Memberships
Certified Public Accountant
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
Mobile Chapter of Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants

Civic Contributions
Rotary Club of Mobile
St. Ignatius Catholic Church CYO Sports, Committee Director and Coach
McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, Advisory Council Board Member, Stadium Board Member and Former JV Basketball Coach
City of Mobile Police & Firefighters Pension Fund, Former Board Member
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Former Finance Council Member