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Story About Us

Better Information. Better Decisions. Better Business.

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ABS-Carolinas LLC is owned and operated by Florrie Southerland. She has over 35 years of active business ownership, management and accounting experience. In 1976 she was preparing payroll for her family owned nursing home. In 1984 she was an owner and licensed administrator of a long term care facility. In 1991 she was the corporate controller of a 72 golf resort in Myrtle Beach SC managing $40 million in capital assets and a $12 million annual operating budget. In 1996 after moving to Pinehurst she was the Executive Director of the Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care in Southern Pines and she started Accounting & Business Solutions in Pinehurst in 2006. So much experience in a wide variety of industries gives ABS-Carolinas LLC advantages working with a broad market of businesses and nonprofits.

Meet The Team

Florrie Southerland

Florrie is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Coastel Carolina College in 1983 and an honors graduate of the Wall School of Business Administration. Combining a love for working with people, a passion financial accounting, working knowledge of many industries and 10 years experience using QuickBooks, Florrie opened “Accounting and Business Services” in Pinehurst.

Anne Wright
Accounting Associate

She developed her accounting skills successfully performing all the accounting functions for her family business Management Recruiters of Pinehurst. She was also a technical recruiter for the paper manufacturing and converting industry. It was during this time that QuickBooks became the eminent accounting software and she now has over 15 years experience as a user. She brings tremendous energy, business management, QuickBooks skills and accounting talents to the ABS-Carolinas team.

Official Greeter

A Boykin Spaniel, Hamp is very smart and takes his job seriously.

Our Services

Better Information. Better Decisions. Better Business

Temporary Staffing



Training & Installations

QuickBooks Servicing

Temporary Staffing

Does your business have a temporary staffing shortage?

  • Someone on a leave of absence.
  • Maternity leave.
  • An extended vacation for a church mission trip.
  • Is it just a busy season and you need some extra.
  • help for a short period of time?

We are here to help you. More information at 910.986.9586.


You can feel comfortable placing these responsibilities in the hands of ABS-Carolinas hands. Solve challenges you’ve had in the past and implement plans to avoid similar problems in the future with the following services from ABS-Carolinas:

  • Monthly, quarterly or annual bookkeeping
  • Audit, review and compilation services
  • Tax preparation and planning
  • Payroll services
  • Accounting system consultation
  • QuickBooks training

We are providing consultation in the following areas:

  • Business Financial Accounting
  • Payroll & Payroll Taxes
  • Accounting Systems Design meeting unique needs and goals of each business
  • Implementation and Upgrade of Accounting Software
  • Assessment of internal control and Financial Data Security
  • Financial Reports for Business Management and Tax Preparation
  • Human Resource Management
Training & Installations

We are mainly focusing on QuickBooks and its installation, and training. Currently there are 4.8 million businesses that use QuickBooks, and that number is increasing everyday

“Outsourcing accounting may be the most efficient option for a busy entrepreneur.”

ABS-Carolinas is here to be a partner in your plan to succeed by training you or your staff to be the best at using QuickBooks or to provide quality accounting services you can afford.

QuickBooks Servicing

We are providing the following services for all QuickBooks™ additions.

  • Installation & Training
  • Customized Accounting Format
  • Assessment & Problem Solving
  • Payroll
  • Point of Sale Systems
  • Merchant Account Services
  • Product & Supplies Discounts
  • Mobile Technology