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Christina Tharp

Christina Tharp

Solana Beach,CA

About Speaker

Tina helps growth-minded business owners make faster, better-informed decisions. It sounds simple—and to her clients, it appears that way—but that’s just part of the value Tina delivers. In reality, she takes accounting and finance tasks off the shoulders of small- to medium-sized business owners so they can focus on growing their companies, with the assurance that their financial information and processes are in good hands.

Tina gets the challenges that business owners face because she is one herself. Since 2010, she has served as Hamilton Tharp’s managing partner, overseeing all administrative functions and staffing. In 2008, Tina created the firm’s business management division, which provides an invaluable suite of services to growing companies. Built from her own foundation of consulting experience and financial management expertise, Tina’s team now consists of knowledgeable staff who are all equally dedicated to helping clients achieve their financial visions.

“My team is cross-trained to serve the needs of all our clients. That allows us to provide unparalleled responsiveness. With what we do, immediate attention is essential. Our clients rely on us for guidance when strategic opportunities arise and they have to make a fast decision.”

As a strategic partner to her clients, Tina helps identify the options they need to move their businesses forward. The areas she consults on vary widely, and they are not all accounting-related. Tina has helped clients with everything from accounting software conversions to multi-state office coordination.

"Several of my clients have more than one office and operate in different states – so that can be a challenge for most business owners – especially when it comes to accounting! We have guidelines and parameters set up so that we can help streamline payroll and accounting for them."

Tina’s unique background transcends public accounting and includes many years of private industry accounting experience – which includes time as a controller for the Latin America division of a large consulting firm in Chicago. There, she traveled internationally, setting up accounting offices, consulting and serving as a part-time CFO for a wide variety of privately held, emerging companies. She combines that knowledge with her experience as both a business owner and consultant to provide creative solutions that unlock hidden potential for growth and operational efficiency.

A San Diego native, Tina enjoys her coastal community, especially early-morning walks with her dogs and spending time with her family and three children. She volunteers for numerous local nonprofit organizations that support business, children and animals. Tina has been a board member of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, for both of which she provided financial advice, leadership and fundraising support.

Area of Expertise

  • Client Accounting Services
  • Experience in years: 30
  • Hours of content created: 100

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