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About Us

Background

Since 1981, DiBartolomeo, McBee, Hartley & Barnes has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. DiBartolomeo, McBee, Hartley & Barnes's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

DiBartolomeo, McBee, Hartley & Barnes is one of the leading firms in and throughout Treasure Coast. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our 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 our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. DiBartolomeo, McBee, Hartley & Barnes is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Treasure Coast's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Fort Pierce. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose DiBartolomeo, McBee, Hartley & Barnes receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Jerry DiBartolomeo

jerryd@dmhbcpa.com (772) 461-8833

Jerry is the founding partner of DiBartolomeo, McBee, Hartley and Barnes, P.A. He is a 1969 graduate of Quinnipiac University in New Haven, Connecticut. Jerry has practiced in St. Lucie County since 1974. Jerry's concentration is in business and financial advice, income tax planning and negotiation.

Jay L. McBee, CPA

jmcbee@dmhbcpa.com (772) 461-8833

A West Virginia native, Jay is proud to have received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Quantitative Business Management from West Virginia University. While studying, Jay played for the Mountaineer's rugby team and was a member of Sigma Nu. Despite his extra commitments with athletics and social clubs, he was still able to successfully graduate Cum Laude from WVU in 1978.

After working for 1 year at a CPA firm in West Virginia, Jay began making his trek down south to Florida. Growing up visiting Fort Pierce, Florida each Christmas, Jay knew early on that he wanted to end up in the Sunshine State. He spent the beginning of his accounting career in personal income tax preparation and business entities involving corporate audits. He began making the move towards local governmental agencies, and is now concentrated in non-profit organizations as well as governmental entities.

Jay embraced the technological revolution early on and is proud to be a self taught computer systems specialist and in charge of the firm's systems department. Reading and studying about computers and other advancing technology has kept him up to date on new and more efficient ways to serve his clients at DMHB. He was interested in technology not only to benefit him professionally, but also on a personal level, and made it a point to teach his own sons about technology. In turn, he now finds these days that they have become the teachers, and he the student.

At present, Jay is a member of GFOA, FGFOA, FICPA and AICPA. He is also the Treasurer of the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County. He is very active in his church, helping to organize and handle the church's financial needs. To relax, Jay enjoys spending the day on his boat. He is also admittedly a fitness addict, noting that it is by far the best thing a person can be addicted to.

Jay's 2 sons, Jacob and Jordan, both graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port Saint Lucie. Jacob went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in civil engineering, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida and subsequently a masters degree in coastal engineering. He is working for an international coastal engineering firm in Florida. Luckily, his career in Jacksonville even brings him to the Treasure Coast to work on reconstruction and innovations to areas such as Indian River Drive. Jordan graduated from the University of Florida Magna Cum Laude in Economics and received his masters degree from University College of London in International Relations and currently works as a special agent for the U.S. Department of State. Both sons settled on pursuing interests and careers matching their own skills and abilities, and leave the accounting to their father.

Jim Hartley, CPA

jhartley@dmhbcpa.com (772) 461-8833

Jim grew up on the Treasure Coast in Fort Pierce, Florida. He began his academic career in Sterling, Kansas, at Sterling College. On top of earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration, Jim also played football in college, serving as the Warriors' nose guard for 4 years. When he wasn't immersed in the classroom or on the football field, Jim helped his peers by tutoring them in accounting and statistics.

Before joining DMHB, Jim worked for 5 years with a local accounting firm where he focused on providing service in tax and audits. His current concentration lies in internal control consulting, as well as management documentation testing. He has extensive experience in tax planning for both individuals and businesses, and brings that knowledge and proficiency to his current clients at DMHB.

Jim is a member of FGFOA, FICPA, and AICPA, and he currently holds the position as Treasurer for the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce.

The proud father of a 13-year old daughter at Lincoln Park Academy, and a 9-year old son at Fairlawn Elementary, Jim resides with his family in Port Saint Lucie. To unwind, Jim enjoys spending quality time with his family, as well as boating, bicycling, golf and fishing.

Mark T. Barnes, CPA

mbarnes@dmhbcpa.com (772) 461-8833

Mark is originally from Pittsburgh, and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in accounting from Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania in 1988. He made his way to Florida by-way of Ohio, accepting a position at a CPA firm based in Ohio with offices in Florida. Soon after moving to Florida he found his way to DMHB, and has been with the firm for 19 years.

Mark is the firm's Independent Reviewer Partner. His concentration lies in A-133 audits of governmental and non-profit entities. He also has extensive expertise in the construction industry, and his tax practice focuses on business and individual tax planning and compliance.

Mark is currently a member of AICPA, FICPA, and FGFOA. He is also Chairman of the Board for the PACE Center for Girls of the Treasure Coast.

Mountain biking is a favorite hobby of Mark's, and he also gets outside by coaching soccer. Mark lives with his wife and 2 daughters, 11 and 15, in Port Saint Lucie. His youngest daughter plays soccer, and both girls attend Lincoln Park Academ