Who We Are

Based in Sacramento, Veritas Accounting draws from a wealth of experience and the latest data from the financial world to help small- and medium-sized businesses gain optimal results and maximized returns. We are committed to meeting our clients' accounting, financial and payroll needs as effectively and affordably as possible. Our clients soon find that they can expect consistently quick responses and clear perspectives from us, which is why they tend to stay with us for the long term.

To learn how Veritas Accounting can help you, reach out to us at info@veritasacct.com. We look forward to working with you.

Meet the CEO


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Kristie Kotaska

A highly experienced business owner, controller and finance manager, Kristie Kotaska launched Veritas Accounting in order to continue providing the best accounting solutions to her clients. There was no question, accounting is what Kristie always wanted to do. This shows on a daily basis, as she works closely with clients to assess, measure, monitor and mitigate business risks as a means to become more competitive and effective in reaching business objectives. She began her career providing accounting in the construction industry and has since expanded into a wide variety of business sectors. Outside of work, Kristie has a passion for mentoring people for adoption. A few of her favorite hobbies include immersing herself in nature whether its hiking or camping, and taking on building and renovation projects.

The Team


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Gail Bauer

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Well rounded is just one of Gail’s many attributes. She graduated with degrees in Business Administration and Music, while concurrently doing accounts payable, accounts receivable, and billing transactions for law firms. To further her education and experience, she earned her M.B.A. in England before landing in Sacramento. After more than eleven years in Public Accounting and as a Private Sector Controller, Gail found her dream job as the Controller for Veritas Accounting. Providing clients with the overall big picture through financial statements and reporting, she thrives on being able to present a finished product to companies. For Gail, solving the puzzles of a financial statement is an added bonus. In her downtime, as long as she is outdoors and with her two daughters, she is a happy camper!

“When I found Veritas Accounting, I knew that was the world I wanted to be in and I want to share that feeling of satisfaction with our clients!”

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Angie Manley

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Once Angie completed an Accounting Program in Sacramento, she immediately took a liking to the field. Her background includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll, but with a profound passion for helping people, Angie was most drawn to the human resources side of accounting. Angie applies this passion daily as the Payroll Specialist for Veritas Accounting, where she handles all aspects of payroll for our clients including day to day operations, audits, and quarterly tax reporting. Outside of work, Angie loves spending time with her daughter, swimming, spending a day at the beach – anything that involves water and she is there!

“I look forward to coming to a thriving, positive work environment surrounded by an incredible team; and I get to end my day knowing I have had a positive impact on our clients.”

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Kea Decastro

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After studying abroad to pursue a career in the creative field, Kea discovered her passion for numbers and assisting other creatives with their small businesses. Kea is known for delivering exceptional customer service and is always willing to lend a helping hand. As the Administrative Assistant at Veritas Accounting, Kea assists all employees with any outstanding tasks that need to be completed. She believes the world is her playground. In her free time, she loves to travel, experience music festivals, and create lifelong friendships along the way.

“It’s an amazing feeling knowing at Veritas Accounting I’m surrounded with assets, not liabilities.”

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Taryn Roberts

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Born and raised in Sacramento, Taryn earned her degree in Business Administration, and a minor in Marketing, from Sacramento State. After working with an Advertising Agency for the past 20 years she was ready for a change and a new step towards her career. She found exactly what she was looking for as the Controller for Veritas Accounting. Taryn looks forward to working with a variety of clients every day. Her ability to communicate and accomplish what others say can’t be done is what makes her stand out above the rest. When she is not in the office, Taryn loves to stay active and is either running marathons or running after her twin boys.

“Nothing beats working with a small group of people that share the same passion.”

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Ingrid Karacozoff

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As a Finance and Business Systems major, Ingrid never considered a career in Accounting. However, a part-time job with a major Sacramento law firm changed everything! Ingrid is now an innovative and passionate accounting professional with over 35 years of experience. She lives for the challenges that are out of her comfort zone and strives to learn something new every day. In the winter, Ingrid loves to hit the slopes skiing with her family. In the summer, she loves to spend time in the Sierras working on her golf skills.

“I enjoy that not every day at Veritas Accounting is the same except for our never ending goal to satisfy our customers.”

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Adam Fresia

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After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with his degree in Accounting, Adam decided it was time to find a warmer place to call home. He settled in California 18 years ago, and it has proven to be the best place for him to enjoy his favorite outdoor activities such as cycling and camping. When he’s not outdoors or focused on building classic cars, Adam loves the building aspect of accounting. Seeing all the transactions seamlessly flow into a comprehensible month end financial statement is what he strives to attain. Prior to joining the Veritas team, Adam honed his skills in auditing, payroll, retail, and nonprofit work. Being well versed in a multitude of areas is an asset for his position as an Accountant with Veritas.

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Hom Sayasing

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Since she was young, Hom has always had a passion for numbers. She has worked in the accounting field most of her professional career. As the Payroll Specialist for Veritas Accounting, Hom constantly strives to learn new ways of doing things, and is known for finding and addressing problems quickly. Not only is she passionate about her own professional growth but she ensures that the team is continually learning and improving as well. To create balance in her life, when Hom isn’t at work she’s sewing beautiful pieces one stitch at a time.

“Life is like accounting, everything must balance.”

Alexis Wood

Alexis Wood

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A bay area native, Alexis attended college in the city of Marin before exploring the realms of tax accounting. Although a great learning experience over the five years she was there, she was looking for more diversity. Since joining the team at Veritas as an Accountant, Alexis has realized how much she really enjoys assisting companies with their day to day functions and delving into the more complicated aspects of attaining their goals. On any given day outside of work, you can find Alexis in the gym or walking her dogs.

“If you choose a job you love, you never really feel like you’re working.”

Tamyia Jackson

Tamyia Jackson

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Tamyia took her mother’s advice, stepped out on a whim, and decided accounting was the perfect fit for her. She worked diligently to obtain her degree while also raising four kids. As much as she loves solving the number puzzles she’s faced with daily, she also enjoys spending time with her family and taking the kids to the park. Tamyia was previously employed at a bookkeeping firm and found her home with Veritas after an office closure. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge while assisting clients with all their accounts payable needs.

“Accounting is the department where everybody counts.”

Lorena Reyes

Lorena Reyes

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Lorena’s dream was to further her career and be part of a close-knit team, and this is exactly what she has found as Administrative Assistant at Veritas. Lorena’s love of accounting began while she was assisting in a small tax office which is also where she received a very thorough understanding of QuickBooks. She believes that hard work and dedication enable you to reach your goals, and she embodies this belief daily as a positive role model for her younger sibling. Lorena loves learning and being presented with new challenges and now has the opportunity for both. Besides being bilingual, Lorena also loves Mexican food!

Kaytlyn Johnson

Kaytlyn Johnson

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Being in close proximity to family is important to Kaytlyn which is why she relocated to the Sacramento region after completing her schooling at Cal State University, Monterey Bay. Kaytlyn loves all aspects of accounting, however after working as an intern doing financial reporting, she knew she wanted to be more involved with the actual numbers. As the Accounting Assistant at Veritas, she enjoys reconciling accounts and the detailed transactions involved with meeting client deadlines. Although she is missing the beautiful outdoor landscape of Monterey, she is still hiking, rock climbing, and enjoying the outdoors in any way possible.