Supporting Strategies | Boston

Supporting Strategies provides outsourced bookkeeping services, controller services and operational support to growing businesses.

Boston Team

Leslie Jorgensen

Leslie Jorgensen

Managing Director
(617) 744-3279
[email protected]

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Leslie has provided bookkeeping, controller and operational support services to businesses since 1997. Her expertise spans bookkeeping, payroll, benefits administration and office management. An entrepreneur herself, she has an in-depth understanding of the challenges that small businesses and startups face. Leslie founded Supporting Strategies in 2004 and has since overseen its impressive growth, including the introduction of a national franchise model in 2013. She leads Supporting Strategies’ Boston office, the company’s flagship location, providing financial insight and bookkeeping expertise to Boston-area business leaders. Prior to Supporting Strategies, Leslie was the Finance Manager for a business incubator, where she handled bookkeeping and operational support for the organization and its member companies. The experience gave her valuable insights into the essential bookkeeping services that entrepreneurs need to succeed and inspired her to launch Supporting Strategies. Leslie holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Meet the Boston Team

When you partner with Supporting Strategies, you are assigned a support team comprised of both a Financial Operations Manager and a Financial Operations Associate, as well as access to our Support Desk. By partnering with Supporting Strategies, you gain access to years of collective business experience. Our average team member has about 10 years of professional experience. We leverage a work force of highly skilled and professional individuals looking for a flexible career and match them up to companies like yours that don’t need a full-time resource – but that do need competent, on-demand support.

The following team members are dedicated to serving clients of Supporting Strategies | Boston.

Amy-Anthony,-MBA
Paul-Audet,-MSF
Donna-Blais,-MBA
She’Na-Cain,-BBA
Tracy-Cleary,-BS
Lynnette-Conner,-BBA
Cynthia-Cote,-BS
Debra-Demeule,-BS
Linda-DiMaria,-BS,-CPA
Melissa-DiMento,-MBA
Andrew-Famiglietti,-MBA
Deserie-Fitch,-BS
Mitch-Froemming,-BSBA
Diane-Fulginiti,-MBA,-MSA,-CPA
Guadalupe-Guzman,-BS,-CPA
Tanya-Hastings,-MBA
Rhonda-Hendry-O’Hearn
Erin-Heuer,-BS,-CPA
Jennifer-Hoernlein,-BS,-CPA
Danielle-Huffstetter,-BA,-CPA
Leslie-Jorgensen
Ann-Kilgore,-MBA,-CPA
Jennifer-Kuser,-MBA,-MSA
Arianna-Lafreniere,-BS
Patti-Little,-MBA,-CPA
Leslie-Martyn,-MBA,-CPA
Jessica-Mason,-BS
Linda-Melanson,-MBA
Elisabeth-Neidhardt,-MBA
Laura-Preston,-MS
Cindy-Reynolds,-BS
Marilyn-Rice,-BS
Karen-Roberts,-BS
Kelly-Rodrigues-Umbelina,-BS
Sharon-Skahen,-BS
Anna-Sokolinski,-BS
Judy-Stanton,-MBA,-CPA
Janean-Sullivan,-BA
Jennifer-Sullivan,-MBA
Sandra-Tabor,-BA
Deborah-Thomas,-MBA
Debbie-Zabkar,-BS
Jessica-Ziglar,-MBA
Amy-Anthony,-MBA

Amy Anthony, MBA

Financial Operations Associate

An independent bookkeeper and consultant before joining Supporting Strategies, Amy also has 15 years of experience spanning business operations and investment services. Before going into private practice, Amy was Operations Director at Oristano Capital for nine years. Along with ensuring compliance with advisory rules and regulations, she researched options to cut expenses without sacrificing value. She also provided a full range of accounting and bookkeeping functions, including compiling records for an IRS tax audit.
Paul-Audet,-MSF

Paul Audet, MSF

Financial Operations Director

Paul has 25 years of experience supporting high-tech, manufacturing, consumer electronics, and professional service companies. He has developed diverse business experience dealing with companies from early stage to over $1 billion in revenues, through his progressively responsible financial management roles. Paul has an extensive background in financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, accounting, and analysis as well as experience preparing financial statements in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Donna-Blais,-MBA

Donna Blais, MBA

Senior Financial Operations Associate

Donna has over 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience in the sales, service, and water control industries. Most of her work has been as a staff accountant with small businesses in a blended role that also included human resources, benefits administration, order entry and customer service. Most recently she worked for a local subsidiary of Rexnord Industries. Donna holds a BS in Business from New Hampshire College and an MBA from Southern NH University.
She’Na-Cain,-BBA

She’Na Cain, BBA

Financial Operations Associate

Along with all pertinent accounting and bookkeeping skills, She’Na has superb analytical abilities and extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector, including fundraising coordination and grant writing. She excels in team building and project management.
Tracy-Cleary,-BS

Tracy Cleary, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Over 18 years of Accounting and Finance experience in the Financial Services, Technology and Healthcare sectors. Most recently was the Finance Manager for Boston Medical Center Health Plan, a managed care organization. I managed the daily operations of all accounting activity, including Accounts Payable, Payroll and preparation of monthly and annual financial statements.
Lynnette-Conner,-BBA

Lynnette Conner, BBA

Financial Operations Associate

A high-achieving accounting and finance expert, Lynette has over 30 years of experience across the medical, construction, real estate management, investment, nonprofit, manufacturing and government sectors. Lynnette brings deep knowledge of the broad issues impacting organizations and hands-on experience with all aspects of accounting systems and services.
Cynthia-Cote,-BS

Cynthia Cote, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Cynthia’s wide-ranging experience includes fiscal management in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, as well as technology and process implementation in international operations and board-level communication and presentation. Before joining Supporting Strategies, Cynthia was Chief Financial Officer at a firm specializing in manufacturing industrial broaches and distributing precision cutting tools.
Debra-Demeule,-BS

Debra Demeule, BS

Financial Operations Manager

Debi has been working in the accounting and finance field for over 20 years. She spent the first 5 years of her professional career in the public sector gaining experience in both audit and tax. She then moved to the healthcare industry where she worked for St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of the Caritas Christi Healthcare System. During her years with the healthcare system she progressively increased her financial roles.
Linda-DiMaria,-BS,-CPA

Linda DiMaria, BS, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Linda has over 10 years of accounting experience, working in both the public and private sector. She started her career at Price, Waterhouse, Coopers in their audit practice. Prior to joining Supporting Strategies, Linda served as Controller at Ullo International in Natick where she was responsible for ensuring the accuracy of month-end closes for three divisions, financial statement preparation, monitoring daily cash flow and handling the day-to-day activities as they related to the accounting function.
Melissa-DiMento,-MBA

Melissa DiMento, MBA

Financial Operations Associate

Melissa has ten years of business experience, working in business analysis and customer service roles. At Lyrix Systems, Melissa worked as a Sr. Account Manager in their Customer Service Operations department where she managed all new projects for customers, developed and maintained project plans and was responsible for coordinating and tracking change management activities.
Andrew-Famiglietti,-MBA

Andrew Famiglietti, MBA

Financial Operations Manager

Andrew is a skilled accounting professional with more than seven years of professional experience. He excels at addressing challenges related to all aspects of operations and bookkeeping. Most recently prior to joining Supporting Strategies, Andrew worked as a General Accountant/Accounts Payable with a technology business, where his efficiency and communication skills set him apart.
Deserie-Fitch,-BS

Deserie Fitch, BS

Financial Operations Associate

During a career spanning over two decades, Deserie has gained significant management and accounting experience and had the opportunity to live and work in various areas of the United States.
Mitch-Froemming,-BSBA

Mitch Froemming, BSBA

Financial Operations Associate

Mitch came to Supporting Strategies with a solid background in finance, bookkeeping, payroll and income tax preparation. Having been owner and lead Bookkeeper at his own firm, he keenly understands the challenges that small-business owners face every day.
Diane-Fulginiti,-MBA,-MSA,-CPA

Diane Fulginiti, MBA, MSA, CPA

Senior Financial Operations Manager

Diane has over 12 years of accounting and audit experience at Deloitte and Touche. As a staff accountant, she was responsible for auditing, reviewing and preparing financial statements for clients in a variety of industries. In her role as audit manager, Diane specialized in delivering audit and attest services to various large, complex financial service clients; including mutual funds, private investment funds and trust funds.
Guadalupe-Guzman,-BS,-CPA

Guadalupe Guzman, BS, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Highly skilled in finance and accounting practices, Guadalupe has over 15 years of experience elevating the operations of businesses across industries. She excels at systems analysis and implementation, employee training and cultivating client relationships.
Tanya-Hastings,-MBA

Tanya Hastings, MBA

Financial Operations Associate

Tanya is a seasoned accounting professional with more than 15 years of experience delivering exceptional service while performing accounting and financial operations functions across multiple industries, including non-profit and government organizations. Her proficiencies include all aspects of accounting financials. She holds a BBA from West Texas A&M University and is pursuing an MBA.
Rhonda-Hendry-O’Hearn

Rhonda Hendry O’Hearn

Financial Operations Associate

Rhonda’s professional career career began after undergrad with a position in Boston serving as financial assistant for a non-profit adult education center. From there she spent 12+ years as an accountant / financial analyst for IBM’s Software Group; then onto a short term budget coordinator assignment with a Netherlands based software company.
Erin-Heuer,-BS,-CPA

Erin Heuer, BS, CPA

Financial Operations Manager

Erin is a seasoned accounting professional with managerial experience and expertise in a wide range of accounting areas. She is skilled in QuickBooks, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and enterprise resource planning software and excels in learning new general ledger systems quickly.
Jennifer-Hoernlein,-BS,-CPA

Jennifer Hoernlein, BS, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

A highly skilled accounting and administrative professional, Jennifer has spent 25 years developing deep expertise in diverse business settings. She has a history of progressive advancement in various organizations and is known for her capacity to adapt seamlessly to evolving processes and technology.
Danielle-Huffstetter,-BA,-CPA

Danielle Huffstetter, BA, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Danielle has over 15 years experience in the accounting field. She has extensive experience with accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations, and financial reporting. Danielle started her accounting career working as a bookkeeper for a property management and electronics company while attending college.
Leslie-Jorgensen

Leslie Jorgensen

Managing Director

Leslie has provided bookkeeping, controller and operational support services to businesses since 1997. Her expertise spans bookkeeping, payroll, benefits administration and office management. An entrepreneur herself, she has an in-depth understanding of the challenges that small businesses and startups face. Leslie founded Supporting Strategies in 2004 and has since overseen its impressive growth, including the introduction of a national franchise model in 2013. She leads Supporting Strategies’ Boston office, the company’s flagship location, providing financial insight and bookkeeping expertise to Boston-area business leaders. Prior to Supporting Strategies, Leslie was the Finance Manager for a business incubator, where she handled bookkeeping and operational support for the organization and its member companies. The experience gave her valuable insights into the essential bookkeeping services that entrepreneurs need to succeed and inspired her to launch Supporting Strategies. Leslie holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Ann-Kilgore,-MBA,-CPA

Ann Kilgore, MBA, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

A skilled finance and accounting professional with over 15 years of experience, Ann excels at partnering with business leaders and teams across companies of all sizes. As Comptroller of a clean technology business, Ann prepared consolidated financial statements for six related entities.
Jennifer-Kuser,-MBA,-MSA

Jennifer Kuser, MBA, MSA

Director of Client Service Excellence

With a proven history of high-level accounting, finance and management experience, Jennifer is a valuable asset at Supporting Strategies. She has extensive knowledge of corporate cultures and systems. Most recently, Jennifer served as Senior Manager, Patient Support Services, for a pharmaceutical company.
Arianna-Lafreniere,-BS

Arianna Lafreniere, BS

Financial Operations Manager

Arianna, a forward-thinking finance, accounting and consulting professional, brings excellent business acumen along with a reputation as a strong business partner and change agent. During four years as a Staff Accountant and Senior Staff Accountant at CPA firms, Arianna worked with small and medium-sized businesses across industries. In 2000, she joined the manufacturing and industrial supply company Jabil Circuit.
Patti-Little,-MBA,-CPA

Patti Little, MBA, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Patti is an established accounting and controller services expert with more than 24 years of experience in general accounting, tax support, GL reconciliations, cash receipting, financial analysis, budgeting, commissions, month-end closing, operational auditing, and fiscal forecasting across a variety of industries. She excels at delivering accurate financials on-time every time and tailored to the needs of multiple departments and clients simultaneously.
Leslie-Martyn,-MBA,-CPA

Leslie Martyn, MBA, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Leslie has over 20 years of accounting and financial operations experience. She started her career in regulation and internal audit before joining KMPG focusing on business process consulting. She developed a passion for working for small companies when she became the Vice President of Accounting and Finance for two healthcare technology companies. In both situations she led the financial and back office operations taking them from the start-up stage to equity transactions. She is a graduate of Illinois State University, with a BA in Accounting and has an MBA in Finance from DePaul University. Leslie is a CPA and a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Jessica-Mason,-BS

Jessica Mason, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Jessica is a very enthusiastic accounting professional with over 15 years of experience. Prior to joining the Supporting Strategies team, she held roles ranging from Cost Analyst to Controller for manufacturing, construction, design and development, and start-up companies. Jessica has not only performed Accounts Receivable/Payable tasks, payroll, monthly close duties, bank reconciliations and balance sheet reconciliations herself, but also managed teams tasked with such.
Linda-Melanson,-MBA

Linda Melanson, MBA

Financial Operations Manager

Linda has over 16 years of experience in the finance and accounting field. As a Financial Analyst and Consolidations Manager for a large International Software Reseller, Linda has worked extensively creating and analyzing budgets and financials. She has also worked a Manager of Business Processes. In this role, she redesigned critical business operations to create increased financial and reporting efficiency within the organization. More recently, Linda managed her own small business, providing bookkeeping and financial analysis services to clients south of Boston. Linda holds a BS in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth and an MBA from Northeastern University.
Elisabeth-Neidhardt,-MBA

Elisabeth Neidhardt, MBA

Financial Operations Manager

Elisabeth is an accomplished financial business leader who has refined her expertise through the course of 20+ years and numerous professional challenges. She excels at controllership, financial project management, and in the development of unified processes that optimize performance and ensure compliance.
Laura-Preston,-MS

Laura Preston, MS

Financial Operations Associate

Laura has over 15 years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping. She is a New Hampshire native and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics with a concentration in Accounting from the University of New Hampshire. Laura then started her career in San Diego, CA working in various corporate environments as a staff accountant.
Cindy-Reynolds,-BS

Cindy Reynolds, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Cindy brings over 40 years of industry experience to her role at Supporting Strategies. She has a proven ability to oversee projects to completion, providing high-quality service while treating clients with professionalism and respect.
Marilyn-Rice,-BS

Marilyn Rice, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Marilyn has over 20 years of accounting experience in the private sector. Her corporate experience was for a distributor of electronic components, Interface Electronics, a strategic partner to EMC Corp. Marilyn started with this company shortly after they opened and worked there as the corporate controller until they sold the business to Jaco Electronics. She was responsible for the consolidation and preparation of all financial reporting.
Karen-Roberts,-BS

Karen Roberts, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Karen has been working in the accounting field for over twenty years. Most of her professional career has focused on manufacturing finance. At Harris Corporation, she gained experience in planning material purchases based on customer orders. Karen maintained A/P, A/R, payroll, bank accounts, budgeting, month, quarter and year end financial reports as well as worked with auditors and outside parties. Most recently Karen worked at Renesys, a small company that monitors internet speed and activity.
Kelly-Rodrigues-Umbelina,-BS

Kelly Rodrigues Umbelina, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Kelly has over 16 years of public and private accounting experience. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Bryant University (former Bryant College), where she majored in accounting and minored in legal studies. She started her career as a junior staff accountant for a mortgage banking company and was quickly promoted to staff accountant and awarded the honor of teammate of the year.
Sharon-Skahen,-BS

Sharon Skahen, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Sharon has been working in the accounting and finance field for over twenty years. She began her professional career with a focus on real estate accounting. At The Berkshire Group, a real estate investment company, she gained experience in both property and corporate accounting performing financial statement preparation, budgeting, forecasting, and review and presentation of financial results.
Anna-Sokolinski,-BS

Anna Sokolinski, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Anna brings over 14 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience in the corporate sector. In her role as the Financial Controller at a fast-paced software company, she managed all aspects of general ledger, A/R, A/P, month-end close, payroll, benefits, revenue recognition, cash flow, and financial reporting. Prior to joining Supporting Strategies, Anna worked as a Project Manager at Elsevier and was responsible for coordinating work efforts across multiple teams to meet deadlines and for preparing and analyzing budgets and forecasts. She holds a BS in Economics from MIT.
Judy-Stanton,-MBA,-CPA

Judy Stanton, MBA, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Judy is a CPA with over 20 years of accounting experience in both the public and private sectors. She started her career in public accounting and gained both audit and tax experience while working on large and small clients in various industries. Judy spent 11 years at Tufts University serving in different capacities all within the General Accounting department.
Janean-Sullivan,-BA

Janean Sullivan, BA

Client Solutions Manager

Janean is a highly motivated sales professional with extensive experience in payroll and human capital management (HCM) sales. She brings to Supporting Strategies a strong work ethic and exceptional relationship management skills.
Jennifer-Sullivan,-MBA

Jennifer Sullivan, MBA

Senior Financial Operations Manager

Jennifer has been working in the accounting and finance field for over twenty years. She began her professional career with a focus on manufacturing finance. At The Gillette Company, she gained experience in finished stock and raw materials accounting. Jennifer then transitioned to Financial Services, working at Fidelity Investments for 17 years. As a Director of Business Analysis she supported Corporate Finance, Systems and Brokerage Groups
Sandra-Tabor,-BA

Sandra Tabor, BA

Financial Operations Manager

Sandra has over 20 years business experience. She owned a computer consulting business that installed accounting software and systems in various small to mid-size businesses in the New England area. For the past seven years she worked for a medical device R&D company where she was responsible for the bookkeeping and human resource departments. She also handled all administration and IT. In this role, she transitioned the company from a standard model to a virtual company. Sandra has a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and also holds an Associates degree in Management.
Deborah-Thomas,-MBA

Deborah Thomas, MBA

Financial Operations Associate

Deborah is a detail-focused finance professional with a strong history of driving efficiency and productivity. She brings over 20 years of experience in financial analysis, reporting and process improvements.
Debbie-Zabkar,-BS

Debbie Zabkar, BS

Financial Operations Associate

A highly productive accounting professional, business owner and manager with over a decade of professional experience, Debbie is a leader and problem-solver who thrives in challenging environments.
Jessica-Ziglar,-MBA

Jessica Ziglar, MBA

Financial Operations Associate

Jessica has elevated the systems and practices of businesses across industries for over 10 years. A skilled professional experienced in both public and private accounting, she has received praise for building partnerships, maintaining exceptional accuracy and managing increasing levels of responsibilities.

Offering a Wide Range Bookkeeping and Controller Services to Boston’s Businesses



Since 2004, the seasoned bookkeeping professionals of Supporting Strategies | Boston have leveraged technology tools and a strong process orientation to deliver next-level results for clients. We provide essential bookkeeping and controller-level services, offering insights that allow clients to make informed decisions and improve business performance.

Supporting Boston Businesses With Bookkeeping and Controller Services

Widely known as “The Hub” or “Beantown,” Boston draws visitors from around the globe for its world-class educational institutions, cutting-edge hospitals, lush green parks, carefully curated museums and other attractions. Professional sports are a big part of the culture, and you can find many locals who are loyal to the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Patriots — and line up along the Boston Marathon course to cheer on runners every April.

A variety of industries are well-represented in Greater Boston. There are countless biotech, pharma and life science enterprises; software, hardware and software-as-a-service companies; law, financial and consulting firms; nonprofit organizations and much more. Thanks to the presence of institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, along with an active venture capital community, Boston continues to have a vibrant startup scene.

The team at Supporting Strategies | Boston is well-equipped to handle the needs of growing businesses across all industries with remote bookkeeping services in Boston.
 

Providing Bookkeeping Services in Boston, Kendall Square and Beyond

Supporting Strategies | Boston works with clients throughout Greater Boston, including in the Financial District, the Seaport/South Boston Innovation District, Kenmore Square and Back Bay as well as Kendall, Harvard and Central squares in Cambridge.

Ready to learn how you can strengthen your business with bookkeeping and controller services? Schedule your FREE Consultation with Supporting Strategies | Boston today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Supporting Strategies provides outsourced bookkeeping and controller services. We work with businesses ranging from startups to established and growing SMBs. We’d love to talk with you about your business and your goals. The outsourced bookkeeping cost varies depending on your business size and needs. We customize our service package to meet the needs of your business today and can add services as your business grows. Contact us now for a complimentary consultation.

A: Our team members are all based in the United States and have an average of 10 years of industry experience. They typically have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related discipline, and many hold an advanced degree and/or CPA designation.

A: Supporting Strategies provides a full range of bookkeeping services, including revenue and accounts receivable; expenses and accounts payable; HR and payroll; day-to-day bookkeeping and month-end close; and financials, planning and analysis.

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