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J. Wray Pearce

Wray is the founding member and member of the Board of Directors of Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore, P.C. He is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, a 1966 graduate of the University of Alabama, and a United States Marine Corps Veteran. He has over forty years of experience in business and public accounting. Five years were spent in the audit and tax departments of an international accounting firm. Wray’s focus is on individual and business tax planning, financial consulting, litigation support, and private company financial services.


Professional Associations

  • Past Member and Vice Chairman of the Alabama State Securities Commission
  • Member of the President’s Cabinet at The University of Alabama
  • Past Chairman and Member of the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Past Member and Past Chairman of the Education Committee of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Education Committee of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
  • Past Member and Past Chairman of the Accounting Advisory Council of the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Past Member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Finance Committee at Miles College
  • Past Member and Past Chairman of the Accounting Advisory Council of Miles College
  • Board of Directors for the Birmingham Business Resource Center
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants- Past President of the Educational Foundation
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Alabama Federal Tax Clinic
  • Birmingham Chapter of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the Birmingham Estate Planning Council.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees and Finance Chairman of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Committee

Civic Affiliations

  • Past Treasurer, Past President, and Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Operation New Birmingham
  • Past Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Eye Bank
  • Past Member of the Birmingham Rotary Club- Member and Past Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee
  • Graduate of Leadership Birmingham 1992
  • Past Board of Directors Member and Past Treasurer of the Birmingham Partnership Assistance to the Homeless (PATH)
  • Member and Past Chairman of the Samford University Planned Giving Council
  • Past Member of the Planned Giving Council for the Birmingham Museum of Art.
  • Past Finance Chairman of Vestavia Country Club
  • Brookwood Baptist Church- Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Past Personnel Chairman and Deacon
  • Chairman of the Accounting Advisory Panel- Community Foundation of Birmingham
  • Past Member of the Steering Committee- University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Professional Advisory Council on Planned Giving
  • Member and Past Chairman of Rotunda Library Society, The University of Alabama
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors and Finance Chairman of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Past Member of the Advisory Council for Samford University/ Howard College Arts and Sciences
  • Past Member of the Board of Trustees of The Alabama Aquarium
  • Past Member of the Board of Trustees for the Chi Phi Fraternity Educational Trust Fund