Supporting Strategies | Chicago Far West Suburbs

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

Chicago Far West Suburbs Team

Dawn Hershik

Dawn Hershik

Managing Director
(630) 475-4182
[email protected]

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Dawn has enthusiastically built extensive ties with businesses throughout the Chicagoland area. Her passion for connecting with fellow business owners and entrepreneurs shows in her affiliations with and memberships in the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, NaperLaunch and local chapters of the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group and Trusted Advisors Council. In 2015 Dawn joined forces with her husband, General Manager Elliot Hershik, to launch Supporting Strategies | Chicago Far West Suburbs.
Elliot Hershik

Elliot Hershik

General Manager
(630) 383-7120
[email protected]

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Elliot brings his 30 years of business experience to managing the day-to-day operations of the Supporting Strategies | Chicago Far West Suburbs office. A CPA certificate holder, Elliot’s expertise spans all aspects of bookkeeping and accounting services. He is also skilled in performance monitoring, accounts analysis and process improvement. Elliot has a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. A rugby enthusiast, player and coach, Elliot shares his enthusiasm for the sport — as well as his business acumen — with his wife, Managing Director Dawn Hershik.

Angela-Blank,-BA
Bob-Butynes,-BS
Heather-Crowder,-BBA
Laura-Cushing,-MBA
Sabra-Elliott,-BS
Timothy-Fry,-BS,-CPA
Tami-Glassman,-BA
Klysta-Hagemann,-AAS
Dawn-Hershik
Elliot-Hershik
Allison-Hotard,-BS
Rachel-Keys,-BBA
Cynthia-O’Toole,-BS
Kerri-Stevens,-BS
Bambi-Strzechowski,-BS,-CPA
Laura-Zimmerman,-BS
Heidi-Zumbahlen,-MBA
Angela-Blank,-BA

Angela Blank, BA

Financial Operations Associate

Angela has spent nearly two decades in manufacturing and cost accounting and brings extensive experience as a business owner and a controller. She is a natural team leader known for having exceptional analytical, organizational and people skills.
Bob-Butynes,-BS

Bob Butynes, BS

Financial Operations Manager

Bob is an accomplished finance and operations executive with broad experience across industries. His leadership has supported the health and growth of global businesses and guided the work of smaller departments and teams.
Heather-Crowder,-BBA

Heather Crowder, BBA

Financial Operations Associate

Heather joins Supporting Strategies with more than 15 years of experience in accounting operations and corporate finance. Her proficiencies include cash flow forecasting, inventory optimization, reconciliations, general ledger coding and management, and month-end close processes.
Laura-Cushing,-MBA

Laura Cushing, MBA

Financial Operations Associate

Few professionals can match Laura’s expertise in tax preparation. A former Office Leader at H&R Block, she most recently served as an Associate at an independent tax firm. There, she prepared tax returns for about 250 clients, assisted clients with IRS letters and amendments, and prepared quarterly accounting reports and corporate tax returns for small businesses.
Sabra-Elliott,-BS

Sabra Elliott, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Sabra is a finance, accounting and bookkeeping professional with nearly 20 years of experience. Her attention to detail, broad range of skills and strengths in client relations have earned her a series of progressive leadership roles.
Timothy-Fry,-BS,-CPA

Timothy Fry, BS, CPA

Financial Operations Manager

A highly accomplished finance and accounting executive, Timothy has spent his career leveraging his comprehensive skills to promote businesses’ growth and stability. He most recently launched an independent consulting firm to deliver short-term controller-level services and process improvements for a wide range of clients.
Tami-Glassman,-BA

Tami Glassman, BA

Financial Operations Associate

Tami has a wealth of experience, both in a supervisory role at high-level financial institutions and as a full-spectrum Bookkeeping Services Provider. As a freelancer, she used her QuickBooks proficiency to manage payroll for up to 35 employees at a pair of small businesses.
Klysta-Hagemann,-AAS

Klysta Hagemann, AAS

Financial Operations Associate

Klysta’s well-rounded set of bookkeeping skills makes her a valuable asset to Supporting Strategies. Over a career spanning more than two decades, she has delivered a wide range of services to clients across a variety of industries.
Dawn-Hershik

Dawn Hershik

Managing Director

Dawn has enthusiastically built extensive ties with businesses throughout the Chicagoland area. Her passion for connecting with fellow business owners and entrepreneurs shows in her affiliations with and memberships in the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, NaperLaunch and local chapters of the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group and Trusted Advisors Council. In 2015 Dawn joined forces with her husband, General Manager Elliot Hershik, to launch Supporting Strategies | Chicago Far West Suburbs.
Elliot-Hershik

Elliot Hershik

General Manager

Elliot brings his 30 years of business experience to managing the day-to-day operations of the Supporting Strategies | Chicago Far West Suburbs office. A CPA certificate holder, Elliot’s expertise spans all aspects of bookkeeping and accounting services. He is also skilled in performance monitoring, accounts analysis and process improvement. Elliot has a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. A rugby enthusiast, player and coach, Elliot shares his enthusiasm for the sport — as well as his business acumen — with his wife, Managing Director Dawn Hershik.
Allison-Hotard,-BS

Allison Hotard, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Allison joins the Supporting Strategies team with more than 15 years of practical experience in accounting and bookkeeping functions with a reputation for accuracy and reliability. Key proficiencies include financial account and records management, the preparation of detailed financial statements and reporting, budget forecasting, and month-end close processes.
Rachel-Keys,-BBA

Rachel Keys, BBA

Financial Operations Associate

An experienced accountant who has evolved with the times, Rachel is an ideal fit for small-business clients. As head of her own bookkeeping business, she set up and managed her clients in QuickBooks, working either remotely or from the client’s place of business when required.
Cynthia-O’Toole,-BS

Cynthia O’Toole, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Cynthia is an accomplished finance executive with over 20 years of leadership experience. She has leveraged her financial management, talent development and communication skills to serve businesses across industries, often advancing into more senior roles.
Kerri-Stevens,-BS

Kerri Stevens, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Kerri brings more than a decade of experience in the accounting industry. She started her career as a senior accountant for a nationally recognized accounting and consulting firm where she helped clients with financial statements, tax preparation and auditing.
Bambi-Strzechowski,-BS,-CPA

Bambi Strzechowski, BS, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Bambi is a skilled accountant with a broad variety of experience in public, corporate and nonprofit accounting. Her expertise spans payroll, financial reporting, budget development and tax returns.
Laura-Zimmerman,-BS

Laura Zimmerman, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Laurie has over 22 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. She started her career as a site administrator and worked her way up to Payroll Manager of a large marine construction company.
Heidi-Zumbahlen,-MBA

Heidi Zumbahlen, MBA

Financial Operations Associate

Heidi is a tech-savvy accounting services expert with more than 15 years of practical proficiency in financial operations. A skilled professional experienced in providing both corporate and small business accounting services, her track record of delivering meticulous work and optimized bookkeeping processes makes her an ideal fit to the Supporting Strategies team. She has been responsible for full-cycle bookkeeping and accounting operations for companies in various growth stages where she worked on A/P, A/R, expense management, financial reporting, analysis, and month/annual close functions for multiple concurrent projects. Heidi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting from Marquette University and a Master of Business Administration, Finance from DePaul University.

Offering Outsourced Bookkeeping And Controller Services in Naperville And The Chicago Far West Suburbs



Our flexible, scalable bookkeeping and controller services span everything from initial startup services to controller-level operations management. We provide bookkeeping and controller services across Chicagoland, with a focus in the following:
 
  • Aurora
  • Bolingbrook
  • Clarendon Hills
  • Darien
  • Downers Grove
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Hinsdale
  • Lisle
  • Naperville
  • Oak Brook
  • Oswego/Montgomery
  • Plainfield
  • Romeoville
  • Westmont
  • Wheaton
  • Woodridge
Supporting Strategies | Chicago Far West Suburbs team members are experienced bookkeeping and controller services professionals using best-of-breed technology to help businesses implement more efficient processes. It’s a combination that’s key to the success of our franchise and our clients.

The businesses we serve also benefit from our expertise in controller services and financial analysis, bookkeeping and operations.
 

Providing Bookkeeping and Controller Services to Regional Businesses

Chicago Far West Suburbs, situated in southern DuPage County, is one of the principal economic centers in suburban Chicago. The area boasts a diverse mix of businesses in sectors such as financial, medical, light manufacturing, technology, construction, retail and wholesale.

We provide bookkeeping and controller services across the far west suburbs of Chicago, including Naperville, Aurora and surrounding suburbs. Among our clients are professional services firms, nonprofit organizations, medical practices and many other small to medium-sized businesses that are essential to making the area one of the country’s top-rated places in which to live and work.

Our bookkeeping and controller services for nonprofits include grants management and fund accounting services. With Supporting Strategies nonprofit bookkeeping and controller services, you can ensure that your board receives clear and accurate financial information on a frequent basis. By outsourcing your nonprofit’s bookkeeping, you gain a partner that has depth and longevity in that role and can offer new or transitory board members a long-term understanding of your organization.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Supporting Strategies provides right-size bookkeeping and controller services for a range of businesses. Whether you own a startup or an established and growing business, we offer bookkeeping and controller services at a level that works for you. We take a custom approach to bookkeeper hourly rates or pricing packages, depending on the size, needs, and growth goals of each business. Contact us now to learn how outsourced bookkeeping and controller services can help you take your business to the next level.

A: Supporting Strategies collaborates with each client using highly secure, best-of-breed cloud accounting tools. WorkPlace™, our proprietary workflow management system, standardizes and automates our processes to maximize efficiency of service delivery. And these systems are scalable to meet your organization's needs as it grows.

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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