Supporting Strategies | North Shore Long Island

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

North Shore Long Island Team

Cheri Giglia

Cheri Giglia

Managing Director
(631) 230-5570
[email protected]

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Cheri brings two decades of executive experience to her role as Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | North Shore Long Island, which she founded in 2015. Through her work at large corporations, a Big Four accounting firm and technology startups, she has a depth of knowledge spanning financial reporting, budgeting, change management, tax strategies and more. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marist College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. Cheri is an active member of the networking-oriented Business Impact Group Long Island and was honored in 2018 as one of Long Island’s Power Women in Business for her contributions to the community. A resident of Elwood, she enjoys spending time with her two children at the beach, riding bikes, cooking and working out.

Meet the North Shore Long Island 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 | North Shore Long Island.

Alison-Gervasi,-MBA,-CPA
Cheri-Giglia
Ashley-Horn,-Macc
Monica-Johnson,-BSA
Cara-Miller,-BS,-CPA
Ashley-Moore,-BSBA
Cheryl-Schimizzi,-BA,-CPA
Amy-Van-Alstyne,-BA,-CMA
Kelly-Wimberly,-BBA,-CPA
Alison-Gervasi,-MBA,-CPA

Alison Gervasi, MBA, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Alison has over 15 years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, operations and project management. She excels in managing detailed tasks in complex environments and using her analytical skills to identify and solve problems for her clients.
Cheri-Giglia

Cheri Giglia

Managing Director

Cheri brings two decades of executive experience to her role as Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | North Shore Long Island, which she founded in 2015. Through her work at large corporations, a Big Four accounting firm and technology startups, she has a depth of knowledge spanning financial reporting, budgeting, change management, tax strategies and more. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marist College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. Cheri is an active member of the networking-oriented Business Impact Group Long Island and was honored in 2018 as one of Long Island’s Power Women in Business for her contributions to the community. A resident of Elwood, she enjoys spending time with her two children at the beach, riding bikes, cooking and working out.
Ashley-Horn,-Macc

Ashley Horn, Macc

Financial Operations Manager

Ashley is a financial management and accounting professional with broad expertise acquired through 15 years of intensive work experience. A charismatic leader and practitioner, she excels at managing diverse teams, strategic and operational effectiveness, and leading audit, compliance, and regulatory filings.
Monica-Johnson,-BSA

Monica Johnson, BSA

Financial Operations Associate

Monica joined Supporting Strategies with almost two decades of experience in accounting, primarily in the oil and gas industry. Her niche is problem solving, as she loves putting the missing pieces together to create accurate, precise and effective financial reporting. She has a proven track record of helping clients "clean up their books."
Cara-Miller,-BS,-CPA

Cara Miller, BS, CPA

Financial Operations Manager

Cara is an accounting and bookkeeping operations professional experienced within a wide range of industries. With an impressive record of improving and streamlining processes, she brings her many talents and fresh perspective to our team.
Ashley-Moore,-BSBA

Ashley Moore, BSBA

Financial Operations Associate

Ashley enjoys building relationships with clients and collaborating on innovative solutions to today’s bookkeeping and accounting challenges. Her overriding goal is to achieve continual improvement for clients.
Cheryl-Schimizzi,-BA,-CPA

Cheryl Schimizzi, BA, CPA

Financial Operations Manager

Cheryl joins the Supporting Strategies team with more than 35 years of practical experience in managing accounting and bookkeeping functions and with a reputation for consistently delivering high quality results. Key proficiencies within industry and public accounting include financial reporting, cost accounting, retail accounting, consolidation of complex financial statements, and internal audit procedures.
Amy-Van-Alstyne,-BA,-CMA

Amy Van Alstyne, BA, CMA

Financial Operations Associate

With over 20 years of progressive experience in the accounting and finance field, Amy has expertise spanning the full cycle accounting process, financial statement preparation, analysis and reporting, cash-flow management, budgets, internal controls, and financial models and projections. She also possesses excellent communication skills, excels in an online and international environment and teaches English as a second language.
Kelly-Wimberly,-BBA,-CPA

Kelly Wimberly, BBA, CPA

Financial Operations Director

A highly skilled accountant, Kelly brings a diverse background in public, corporate and nonprofit accounting. Most recently, Kelly worked as a contract Accounting Executive responsible for various testing, controls review and attestation work associated with government compliance.

Providing Bookkeeping Services in Melville, Hauppauge and Beyond



Supporting Strategies | North Shore Long Island is a fully virtual company that leverages the latest technology to find efficiencies and identify new areas of opportunity for clients. Our team of skilled bookkeeping professionals works with clients to develop tailored bookkeeping services for North Shore Long Island that reduce stress and allow business owners to focus on profit-making activities.

We perform a broad range of bookkeeping services in Melville, Hauppauge and beyond, including accounts payable and receivable, monthly closings, preparing financial statements, budgeting, cash forecasting, law firm trust accounting and payroll administration.

Bookkeeping Services Tailored to Long Island’s Businesses

The North Shore of Long Island earned the nickname “the Gold Coast” due to the many mansions built in the area between 1890 and 1930, including the beloved Oheka Castle and Vanderbilt Museum. The local economy flourished in the 20th century thanks in large part to growth in aviation and other fields.

Today, Long Island draws residents and visitors for its beaches, boating and other coastal activities, as well as a large variety of retail stores and restaurants in communities such as Huntington. The region is a major center of commerce with a growing tech sector and one of the Northeast’s biggest industrial business parks (in Hauppauge).

From technology companies to law firms and medical practices, Supporting Strategies | North Shore Long Island is equipped to help clients in the industries central to the area’s economy. We work with many startups in the biotech, life science, technology and other fields, providing scalable services as they grow.

Supporting Strategies | North Shore Long Island serves clients in parts of Suffolk and Nassau counties, and provides bookkeeping services in Melville, Bethpage, Commack, Hauppauge, Huntington, Jericho, Northport, Plainview, Smithtown, Stony Brook, Syosset and Woodbury.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Supporting Strategies continuously vets and implements the latest third-party solutions for managing the general ledger, payables and receivables transaction processing, document management and more. We will be happy to share our recommendations for the best fit for your organization.

A: Supporting Strategies works with many clients who are new to using outsourced bookkeeping services. Many of our clients previously had a bookkeeper on-site. With outsourced bookkeeping, they benefit from our high-level expertise and efficient processes while saving on office space and employee costs. Plus, Supporting Strategies' team-based workflow model ensures checks and balances are always in place, minimizing the likelihood of errors.

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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