Birmingham CPA Firm Names New Shareholder

The Highlands Accounting Group, Inc. is excited to announce the continued growth of our firm with the addition of Brian V. Harney, CPA, a resident of Hoover, Alabama as a Shareholder. Harney has spent the last 16 years working at two of the largest CPA firms in the state, Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith and Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore, P.C. He possesses deep knowledge in employee benefit plans, specifically 401(k) plans and defined benefit plans. In addition, he focuses on audit, review and compilation services for general contractors, specialty contractors and subcontractors, as well as other industries, including, manufacturing, financial institutions, insurance, and technology.

Harney earned both a master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Troy University of Troy, Alabama, He was the recipient of the 2012 Young Alumnus of the Year in Accounting from Troy University.

“Brian brings a depth of experience to our firm and demonstrates incredible commitment to our clients and to the management of the firm,” said founding and managing shareholder, Jaime Sweeney. “As a collaborative advisor with extensive knowledge with employee benefit plans and construction, Brian understands the value of listening carefully to his clients before offering solutions. This allows him to guide clients through the complexities of the audits.”

The Highlands Accounting Group, Inc. serves clients across the nation from its Hoover, Alabama office. The firm offers a wide array of services including retirement plan audits, outsourced CFO and bookkeeping, financial statement audits, reviews and compilations along with tax accounting. The Highlands Accounting Group is located at 312 Lorna Square in Hoover. For additional information about the firm, please visit