Our Consulting Approach
First step is to listen to fully understand client needs. Clients work with us to develop appropriate services to support their needs. We collaborate to address management priorities by focusing on short and long term issues and goals. Suitable plans to tackle the issues and achieve the goals are developed for step by step implementation by our client.
The result is our clients receive cost-effective results.
About Denise W. Grove, CPA, CGMA – Founder
Denise is the Founder and CEO of CFO Support, Inc. |Grove Solutions which provides business, financial and accounting solutions to organizations requiring expertise beyond their internal resources. She has the heart of a teacher and is incredibly passionate about using her knowledge and hands-on experience to help her clients reach their goals.
CFO Support is a boutique consulting firm focusing on outsourced part-time services with a heavy emphasis on profitability, improved financial performance, cash flow improvement, budgeting and forecasting, software selection, training, and financial statement understanding. Business owners, organization leaders, families and individuals who want to strengthen their financial knowledge and best practices are served.
A few certification and designations which Denise has earned are to better serve clients are:
- Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
- Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Profit First Professional
- Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
- Live Plan Expert Advisor
- Dave Ramsey Personal Financial Master Coach Trained
Prior to starting her own business in 1998, Denise held progressively responsible positions with ‘Big Four’ International Public Accounting firm KPMG, included her selection for a rotation in the New York City Executive Office collaborating on firm audit policy and procedure. Her career path led to strategic assignments with Fortune 500 publicly traded corporations such as Bank of America (C&S Bank), Delta Airlines (Northwest Airlines) and Hewlett-Packard. She’s also worked with privately held organizations (business, non-profits, and foundations) including her Controller role in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Atlanta based CryoLife bio-medical company. Her experience is a fantastic broad-based blend to serve clients including start-up entrepreneurs.
Denise is very active in her profession and community serving in National, state and local volunteer positions over the decades with a focus toward improving financial literacy. She currently serves on the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) State Leadership Council and chairs the Financial Literacy Task Force. She is an active volunteer with The Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy. She recently joined the Finance Committee for the Auburn University Women’s Philanthropy Board. Denise has a very long track record of volunteer work across many organizations, believes in “leaving things better than they were found” and in her Delta Gamma sorority motto ‘Do Good’.
Denise earned her Auburn University Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Raymond J. Harbert College of Business. A life time learning advocate, Denise enjoys learning and reading including maintaining her active CPA license with 40 or more hours of Continuing Professional Education each year. Denise was honored to be named the GSCPA 2012 Outstanding CPA in Industry Award Recipient from GSCPA, to represent the GSCPA as AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) Council Member in 2012-2013, and in the past served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Accountancy, the profession’s most prestigious publication.
A practical problem solver, she’s proficient in Internal Control Process & Procedures, Microsoft Office and a variety of ERP and Accounting packages such as Oracle, MAS2000, MS Dynamics (Great Plains), FreshBooks, Live Plan, and QuickBooks. While she’s quite accomplished, she’s also very approachable. People often describe her as a proactive listener, a great people person, an outstanding team player, and thought leader.
When Denise isn’t busy working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her two rescue dogs. Favorite pastimes include cooking (and eating), traveling, Auburn football tailgating, and going on long walks. A Georgia native, her husband and she live in the metro – Atlanta suburb of Sharpsburg, GA with a “football” house in Auburn.
Professional & Community Activites
Grove Solutions |CFO Support, Inc. supports community and professional activities which further education, financial literacy, leadership development and life long learning.
- Auburn University Women’s Philanthropy Board
- Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy
- Georgia Society of CPAs – Financial Literacy Task Force Chair
- Financial Executive Network Group (FENG)
- Auburn University Auburn Clubs and Alumni Association
An avid CPA profession supporter, Denise serves leadership roles with the American Institute of CPA (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA). CFO Support, Inc. annually donates to the GSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarship fund to assist accounting students complete their education. Denise volunteers with community Financial Literacy programs and encouraged the GSCPA’s “Cowculator” sponsorship for the Cow Parade Atlanta benefiting the American Cancer Society. In addition to supporting the GSCPA and Auburn University student scholarship programs.