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My Firm

I have over a decade of experience in public accounting, and have had the pleasure of being exposed to most of what public accounting has to offer. My experience has ranged from assurance work to tax compliance to consulting.

Somewhere along the way I found my passion - closely held (aka small) businesses. This practice area has allowed me the opportunity to develop meaningful professional relationships, not just a "vendor" status.

So my focus has been developing the skills needed to best serve these clients. Which is why I am well versed in corporate, partnership and individual taxation, as well as payroll, state, local and various other tax issues. I also have been able to leverage my financial accounting and QuickBooks experience in order to assist clients with various accounting issues.

My passion for business and the pride I take in being a CPA, show through both in the quality of my work and my commitment to my clients.


My Mission

My mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of my clients' needs through research and sound analysis. James Hartman PA is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

My dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. I believe this to be a direct derivative of my firm's talent and responsiveness. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose James Hartman PA receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Sarah Sherlock (850) 765-6603

Office Manager and Tax Services Staff Sarah comes to us from Flagler College with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude!). She is an amazing addition to the firm, and we are excited to have her here. She has been a friend to our personal family, which has made it even more rewarding to have her as part of our work family now. Sarah is the dancing queen of the office and is our go-to for just about everything due to her excellent critical thinking skills.

Stephanie Beaty Hyatt (850) 765-6603

Bookkeeping Staff Stephanie is not only my Sister-in-law, the mother to my 6 awesome nieces and nephews, but also the first employee of James Hartman PA. She has many years of bookkeeping and accounts payable experience and works remotely from South Florida. We are lucky to have her help us grow this family business.

Molly Woodsum (850) 765-6603

Bookkeeping and Sales Tax Staff Molly joined our firm in June 2020 and came to us from the nonprofit sector, having supported portfolios upwards of $1M+. Since joining our firm she assists our not-for-profit clients as well as handles sales tax reporting for the office. She is the resident plant lady and foodie of the office.

Lesya Wilbur (850) 765-6603

Bookkeeping Staff Lesya joined our firm in January 2020 and has extensive experience running a family-operated business. She has been able to lend her skills and apply them to the clients she supports, using her knowledge of business practices. She is the natural caretaker of all of us in the office and always keeps us laughing.

Shannon Horning (850) 765-6603

Shannon joined our firm part time in February 2021 and has over 25 years of experience in tax preparation and bookkeeping. She is the life of the party and loves to explore new campgrounds in her RV.

  • James Hartman PA
  • 1608 W Plaza Dr.
  • Tallahassee, FL 32308
  • Telephone: (850) 765-6603
  • Fax: (850) 765-6290