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Our Staff

The professional staff includes individuals with the following designations:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Enrolled Agent (EA)

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Our Team

Charles L. Belote, CPA, CFP

Chas is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with over 25 years of experience in public accounting. His expertise is in tax and financial planning for individuals and closely held corporations. He has been president of the New Smyrna Beach Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis and Jaycees and is a member of the Florida Institute of CPA's.

Email: cbelote "at"

James W. Pearsall, MBA, CPA

Jimmy is a graduate of Stetson University (BBA & MBA) and has over 15 years in public accounting and 14 years as CFO of a local hospital. Jimmy's expertise is in healthcare, litigation support services as well as business valuations. He has also been president of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, and captain of the Quarterback Club and is a member of the Florida Institute of CPA's.

Email: pearsall "at"

Robert A. Armitage, MBA, CPA

Bob is a graduate of American International College (BSBA) and Western New England College (MBA). He has a combined 38 years experience in public accounting and private industry. His memberships include the American Institute of CPA's, Massachusetts Society of CPA's and the CPE Forum of The American International College.

Email: rarmitage "at"

Teresa New, EA

Teresa is a graduate of Marshall University(AAS) and brings 24 years of experience in personal, corporate, estate and trust taxation. She frequently serves as client's representative before the Internal Revenue Service and Florida Department of Revenue. She has served as Treasurer of the Leadership Council of the Chamber of Commerce.

Email: tnew "at"

Katherine McCloud, EA

Kathy is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and is pursuing a Master's Degree. Kathy's expertise includes providing accounting and tax services to condominium and homeowner associations. She brings over 15 years of experience to the unique accounting and administrative matters associated with her clients.

Email: kmccloud "at"

Jacqueline M. Belote

Jacki is a graduate of Florida Southern College and was employed 14 years as controller of private country clubs. She has worked closely with small business clients during her 10 years in public accounting to assist them with their accounting needs, including QuickBooks setup and training. She has also served as Treasurer for the Chamber of Commerce.

Email: jbelote "at"

Lynn Betournay

Lynn attended the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) and has 20 years of experience in public accounting and private industry. She works closely with the firm's small business clients.

Email: lbetournay "at"

Kristin G Scali

Kristin is a graduate of New Smyrna Beach High School and is currently attending Daytona Beach Community College. She brings over 4 years of hospitality experience to her position as the Firm's Director of First Impressions.

Gina L Hensley

Gina is a graduate of the Washington School for Secretaries (Associates Degree in Business Administration). She brings over 28 years experience in commercial banking.

Email: ghensley "at"