Supporting Strategies | Northeast Florida

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

Northeast Florida Team

Pete Denholm

Pete Denholm

Managing Director
(904) 849-8099
[email protected]

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Pete Denholm is a business management consultant with over 20 years of experience in operations and financial management. While working for Big 4 accounting firms, Grant Thornton, and Fortune 50 companies, he specialized in helping organizations improve their financial and business operations. He found the work so rewarding that he launched Supporting Strategies | Northeast Florida in 2014 — a practice that has earned Top Accounting Firm kudos in the Jacksonville Business Journal. A member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the George Washington University and is proud to be a former Marine. Outside of work, Pete applies his creative problem-solving skills to woodworking and sailing. Ask him about navigating the Pacific Ocean in a 39-foot sailboat.
Diane Denholm

Diane Denholm

Director of Business Development
(904) 325-7043
[email protected]

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Diane is a business management consultant with over 30 years of experience in business, operational and financial management. At Supporting Strategies, she leverages her knowledge and experience to bring high-quality outsourced business and operational support services to small and medium-sized companies. Prior to joining Supporting Strategies, Diane was an Independent Consultant specializing in strategic planning, business assessments, acquisitions, organizational improvement, business process management, workforce planning, performance management and business/proposal development. As a Principal of a global accounting firm, she managed a large portfolio of strategy, business and financial improvement projects for large and global organizations. Previously, at a federal government agency, she served in multiple leadership roles focused on improving manufacturing operations and product quality. Diane has a Master of Science in Engineering Management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

Meet the Northeast & South Florida 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 | Northeast Florida and Supporting Strategies | South Florida.

Heather-Barringer
Emily-Broome-Garrison,-BBA,-CPA
Diane-Denholm
Pete-Denholm
Grace-Fecteau,-MS,-BS
Deserie-Fitch,-BS
Nolan-Harrill
Lisa-Henderson,-MS,-CPA
Kristie-James,-BBA
Stephanie-Kaledas,-BSBA
Melissa-Leone,-BA
Jeff-Litton,-BS
Mimi-McDonough,-BS
Christine-Merrill,-CPA,-MBA
Cheri-Murray,-BS
Tatiana-Preston,-BA
Dorothy-Santo,-MBA,-BBA
Dawn-Stanek,-MBA
Lynn-Tavel,-BSBA
Peter-Tumbas,-BS,-CPA
Carolyn-Warlick,-BA
Heather-Barringer

Heather Barringer

Financial Operations Manager

As founder of her own company and a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Heather has a thorough understanding of the challenges that small businesses face in adapting to cloud-based accounting systems. She is equally capable working onsite or remotely, in either a consulting or hands-on role.
Emily-Broome-Garrison,-BBA,-CPA

Emily Broome-Garrison, BBA, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Having worked as both an independent CPA and as part of a team, Emily understands how to collaborate effectively. She has more than 20 years of experience encompassing nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Diane-Denholm

Diane Denholm

Director of Business Development

Diane is a business management consultant with over 30 years of experience in business, operational and financial management. At Supporting Strategies, she leverages her knowledge and experience to bring high-quality outsourced business and operational support services to small and medium-sized companies. Prior to joining Supporting Strategies, Diane was an Independent Consultant specializing in strategic planning, business assessments, acquisitions, organizational improvement, business process management, workforce planning, performance management and business/proposal development. As a Principal of a global accounting firm, she managed a large portfolio of strategy, business and financial improvement projects for large and global organizations. Previously, at a federal government agency, she served in multiple leadership roles focused on improving manufacturing operations and product quality. Diane has a Master of Science in Engineering Management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
Pete-Denholm

Pete Denholm

Managing Director

Pete Denholm is a business management consultant with over 20 years of experience in operations and financial management. While working for Big 4 accounting firms, Grant Thornton, and Fortune 50 companies, he specialized in helping organizations improve their financial and business operations. He found the work so rewarding that he launched Supporting Strategies | Northeast Florida in 2014 — a practice that has earned Top Accounting Firm kudos in the Jacksonville Business Journal. A member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the George Washington University and is proud to be a former Marine. Outside of work, Pete applies his creative problem-solving skills to woodworking and sailing. Ask him about navigating the Pacific Ocean in a 39-foot sailboat.
Grace-Fecteau,-MS,-BS

Grace Fecteau, MS, BS

Finance Operations Associate

Grace is an experienced professional who has a passion for helping business owners manage their fiscal well-being. As an entrepreneur herself, she understands the importance of accurate, timely and clear financials to a growing business. With a versatile accounting and business analysis background in both the private and government sectors, she provides her clients with proficiency, exemplary service, and peace of mind. Her reputation for collaboration makes her an ideal fit to the Supporting Strategies team. Grace holds a Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College. She has also served as an honorable member of the United States Army.
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.
Nolan-Harrill

Nolan Harrill

Director of Business Development

A member of the Supporting Strategies | South Florida team since 2021, Nolan brings to the team knowledge and experience in information technology, business development and customer service. Prior to joining Supporting Strategies, Nolan worked as an Investment Associate for a financial investment firm. There, he was responsible for educating clients about products and services and business development. During his tenure, he self-studied and completed the series 7 and 63 certifications while also consistently growing his clients’ portfolios. Nolan received a bachelor’s degree in Economics (minor in Business) from the Florida State University. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, going to the beach and rooting for his favorite sports teams.
Lisa-Henderson,-MS,-CPA

Lisa Henderson, MS, CPA

Financial Operations Manager

Lisa is a Florida CPA with over 13 years of public and private accounting experience. She started her career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she performed audits in the healthcare, manufacturing, and hospitality industries. Prior to joining Supporting Strategies, Lisa was the Accounting Supervisor at a manufacturing company. There, she prepared and analyzed financial statements, supervised and developed accounting staff, managed full cycle accounting operations, and lead the monthly closing process.
Kristie-James,-BBA

Kristie James, BBA

Financial Operations Associate

Kristie brings more than a decade of hands-on and supervisory experience managing all aspects of bookkeeping and accounting functions for local businesses. A deft organizer and problem-solver and skilled communicator, she has played an essential role in the success of every organization she has served.
Stephanie-Kaledas,-BSBA

Stephanie Kaledas, BSBA

Financial Operations Associate

With over 20 years of experience, Stephanie is an accomplished accountant known for her high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in performing a wide range of bookkeeping functions.
Melissa-Leone,-BA

Melissa Leone, BA

Financial Operations Director

Having worked in the accounting field for twenty years Melissa has considerable experience in serving clients in myriad of account types. This includes handling accounting and budgeting for real estate construction & management companies on both local and regional levels. Most recently Melissa has worked with Hunter & Associates, a commercial real estate company, managing the books for more than 25 clients.
Jeff-Litton,-BS

Jeff Litton, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Jeff joined Supporting Strategies with over twenty-eight years of experience in senior-level finance and accounting positions for small and midsize businesses and a nonprofit organization. His broad range of practice experience includes general accounting, bookkeeping, cash flow management, reconciliation, and tax filing.
Mimi-McDonough,-BS

Mimi McDonough, BS

Financial Operations Associate

A seasoned accounting professional and consultant, Mimi has built a strong record improving systems operations across diverse businesses and industries. She applies extensive analytical and interpersonal skills to support the success of clients and colleagues alike.
Christine-Merrill,-CPA,-MBA

Christine Merrill, CPA, MBA

Financial Operations Associate

Few accounting services professionals can match Christine’s level of expertise at navigating tax codes. Before joining Supporting Strategies in 2016, she was a Remote Tax Advisor Specialist for Intuit and spent seven years managing her own tax and accounting clients.
Cheri-Murray,-BS

Cheri Murray, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Cheri has spent over 20 years in the accounting field, gaining broad experience leading all aspects of financial and business operations. Her duties have also encompassed job costing, work-in-progress, purchase orders, sales estimates and progress invoicing, budgeting, forecasting, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Tatiana-Preston,-BA

Tatiana Preston, BA

Financial Operations Associate

Tatiana is a finance, operations, and accounting professional with broad experience across a wide range of industries. With an impressive record of improving systems and streamlining processes, she brings her many talents and tech-forward perspective to our team.
Dorothy-Santo,-MBA,-BBA

Dorothy Santo, MBA, BBA

Financial Operations Associate

Dorothy is an established accounting and controller services expert with 25+ years of experience in general accounting, bookkeeping, financial analysis, 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 each unique client. Dorothy holds a Master of Business Administration in Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration with Accounting concentration, both from the University of Toledo.
Dawn-Stanek,-MBA

Dawn Stanek, MBA

Finance Operations Associate

Dawn is a seasoned accounting professional with more than 23 years of hands-on experience delivering exceptional service while performing accounting, bookkeeping and financial operations functions across multiple sectors. Working with companies across a wide variety of industries, her proficiencies include full charge bookkeeping, preparing financial reporting packages, payroll and benefits administration, cash flow, budget management, tax support, and general ledger reconciliation procedures. Her progression from practitioner to leadership paired with her breadth and depth of experience is a perfect fit for a role with Supporting Strategies. Dawn is an expert in QuickBooks, NetSuite, Szen, Jonas, P21, MYOB, ADMAN, ATB, and various other finance and collaboration software tools and systems. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Saint Leo University and a Master of Business Administration from East Carolina University.
Lynn-Tavel,-BSBA

Lynn Tavel, BSBA

Financial Operations Associate

For nearly two decades, Lynn has driven strategic growth through strong financial management practices to help improve revenues, margins and workplace productivity. She has considerable experience overseeing the financial function for small to mid-sized companies, with core competencies including controller-level services and job cost accounting.
Peter-Tumbas,-BS,-CPA

Peter Tumbas, BS, CPA

Manager of Client Insights

Peter is a highly skilled accounting and finance executive with over three decades of progressive leadership experience. He has a record of success serving businesses across industries, including as Controller and Chief Financial Officer.
Carolyn-Warlick,-BA

Carolyn Warlick, BA

Financial Operations Manager

An accounting and finance professional with over 15 years of experience, Carolyn takes pride in building long-term relationships with her clients through active engagement and anticipation of their needs.

Delivering Expert Outsourced Bookkeeping and Controller Services in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida



Supporting Strategies provides custom outsourced bookkeeping and controller services in Jacksonville and throughout Northeast Florida, including:  
  • Amelia Island
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Duval County
  • Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Beach
  • Mandarin
  • Orange Park
  • Ponte Vedra
  • Southside
  • St. Augustine
We offer services from basic bookkeeping to full-function controller services including managing and processing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll administration, account reconciliation, and law firm trust accounting. Our highly educated and skilled team helps each client’s business excel by leveraging best-of-breed technology and proven processes.

By working with Supporting Strategies, you’ll be able to make informed decisions for your business with consistent financial data and analysis. Leveraging our Managing Director’s experience with Big 4 consulting, we take a consultative approach to each client. We discuss and implement process improvements so that our clients can monitor cash flow accurately. We provide a standard monthly financial package that includes a balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. More than providing the standard array of financial information, we offer higher level financial guidance by including analysis and recommendations with our monthly reports. Gain the information you need to respond quickly to opportunities and plan for the future based on accurate data. We offer additional management reporting such as cash reporting, budget vs. actual analysis and a key performance indicators dashboard.
 

Providing Bookkeeping and Controller Services To Jacksonville’s Industries

Affectionately called Jax by the locals, Jacksonville is the continental United States’ largest city. St. Augustine, Florida — founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers — is the oldest continuously-occupied, European-established settlement within the borders of the continental U.S. The area is home to some of the world’s best golf, beaches, fishing, and luxury resorts. But our locals are equally well known for valuing hard work and commitment to our communities.

From the area’s robust manufacturing and finance companies to those that make it a top logistics hub and the “Health Capital of the South,” the businesses that make Jacksonville grow and thrive all benefit from committed, forward-thinking leaders who are invested in seeing the region flourish.

Supporting Strategies is proud to join them as we provide outsourced bookkeeping and controller services in Northeast Florida to suit the region’s core and emerging industries:
  • Automotive Repair
  • Construction – Single Family, Multi-Family
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare/Medical Practices
  • IT Services
  • Law Firms
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing Factories
  • Marketing Consulting
  • Multi-Unit Retail
  • Nonprofit – Services
  • Property Management – Residential and Commercial
  • Real Estate Sales – Residential and Commercial
  • Residential/Commercial Services Companies
  • Restaurant Management Groups
  • Technology Development
Ready to learn how you can strengthen your business with bookkeeping and controller services? Schedule your FREE Consultation with Supporting Strategies | Northeast Florida today.
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Listen to a recent Small Business Leader podcast with Pete Denholm on his move “From Big 4 to Bookkeeping.”

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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: All Supporting Strategies employees are based in the United States. Our team members have an average of 10 years of accounting/bookkeeping experience and a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related discipline. Many hold an advanced degree and/or a CPA designation. Learn more about our team members.

A: Supporting Strategies provides a full range of bookkeeping and controller 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. We ensure all transactions are accurately captured in the books and deliver a standard monthly financial package tailored to your organization's needs.

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