Our Team

partners & staff


Poythress, Hughett & Mathews, L.L.C. is a third generation, full service CPA firm providing complete support in the areas of accounting and bookkeeping, auditing, business and individual tax preparation, tax and management consulting, fraud investigation, and litigation support. The three owners of the firm have over hundred years in combined accounting experience. While our firm works in and services the greater Birmingham, Alabama regions, we have clients from all parts of the country.

Partners

C. Bradley Mathews, CPA

Brad and his wife Susan have two daughters, Melanie and Dottie. He is a member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church where he has served as a deacon and as a Sunday school shepherd for many years.

Brad graduated from Auburn University (1977) and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1980. He is a founding member of Poythress, Hughett & Mathews, LLC and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of CPA’s.

Brad has over 30 years of experience involving such areas as accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, income tax, and estate tax. His clients include physicians, manufacturers, retail stores, personnel agencies, nonprofit organizations and many other types of businesses.

David A. Hughett, CPA, CFE

David is originally from Memphis, Tennessee and is a graduate of the University of Alabama (class of 1982). He is the father of two sons, Connor and Nate, and is a member of Church of the Highlands. He is an active board member of several nonprofit organizations in the Birmingham, Alabama area.

David is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has almost 30 years of combined experience in private and public accounting, as well as white collar fraud investigations and other forensic accounting work. His clientele include, in part, legal and medical practices, manufacturing businesses, nonprofit organizations, mortgage and insurance companies, and estates and trusts.

David is an original member of Poythress, Hughett & Mathews, L.L.C., and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accounts and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Karl O. Poythress, CPA

Karl and his wife Caroline have three married daughters, Christian, Anna and Susie. He is a lifetime resident of the Birmingham area and is a third generation accountant. He is an active member of Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church (PCA) where he serves as an elder. He has served as a board member of numerous nonprofit organizations for many years and currently serves as the president of a Christian teaching ministry. He is active in Evangel Presbytery (PCA). Karl has an interest in organ donation issues, having been the donor for a kidney transplant in 2001.

Karl graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (1974) and was a founding member of Poythress, Hughett & Mathews, LLC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of CPA’s.

Karl has over 40 years of experience involving such areas as accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, income tax, and estate tax. His clients include many types of businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Staff

Bevin Barber, Staff Accountant

Bevin graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. She has been with the firm since 2010.

Harold Fred Hughes, CPA

Fred specializes in accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to small business. And for individuals provides tax services including tax planning and related estate planning.

Fred is a 1974 graduate of Auburn University.

He is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accounts.

Judy Kinney, Staff Accountant

Judy graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. She has been with the firm since 2008.

Kathryn Jackson, Bookkeeper

Kathryn graduated from Samford University and has been with the firm since 2001.

Kay McCarty, Bookkeeper and Receptionist

Kay has been with the firm since 2000.

Susan Mathews, MBA, Staff Accountant and Educator

Susan graduated from Auburn University and later completed her MBA at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She has been with the firm since 2003.