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 Operations Manager 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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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.”

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.”

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Lorena Murillo

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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.

Loretta Balaora

Loretta Balaora

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Loretta was born and raised in Sacramento and attended Consumnes River College before transferring to Sacramento State University. She comes to us with a background in a variety of different industries. Home Health Care was a family business that she was drawn to, and she thrived in assisting others. She was later presented an opportunity that allowed her to learn the ins and outs of the Real Estate and Title industry. After working as Document Analyst for over eight years, Loretta decided it was time to look for a company that she could grow with. She has joined Veritas as the Administrative Assistant and looks forward to expanding her foundation of skills. Loretta loves camping, and considers herself an amateur gardener.

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Faydra Reiwitch

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After an earthquake shook her hometown, Faydra decided to relocate to Sacramento. There she enrolled at a private university, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Slightly unsure of her career path, Faydra became quite intrigued with Payroll. She held a position as a Senior Payroll Associate before moving on to 401(k) administration. She is now applying her acquired knowledge through payroll for a variety of different industries with Veritas. Outside the office, Faydra loves to travel and spend time at the beach.

 

Houa Thao

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Houa gained an interest in accounting early on from an entry level class he took in high school. He soon enrolled in the rigorous program at Sacramento State University and graduated with his degree in Accounting. Taking a position with a growing construction company, Houa was able to expand on his accounting knowledge and gain a solid understanding of the construction industry’s inner workings. Seeking additional challenges and learning opportunities, Houa joined the Veritas team. In and out of work, Houa is a great team player. In his off time, he’s watching his kids become great on the soccer field.

Myrna Rivera-Arnold

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As an Accounting Professional, Myrna is cognizant of the needs of business and continuously strives for excellence and accuracy in the information she produces for her clients. Myrna started her accounting career in the Automotive Industry and quickly progressed to the role of Business Manager for a multi-company auto group. After 22 years in the Automotive industry, Myrna was ready for a change and found Veritas Accounting. Just as Myrna does, Veritas Accounting values business relationships and is committed to meeting the needs of its clients. She thrives knowing she has played an integral part in her team’s success, both internal and external. When Myrna is not supporting the needs of the business, she enjoys spending time with her family and creating memories and traditions her children can build on.

Sanjini Arjun

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After graduation from college, Sanjini started her career as an Accounting Assistant and decided accounting was the perfect fit for her. At Veritas, Sanjini’s work ethic, attention to detail, and dependability are an asset to the company. When she is not at work, she is spending time with her husband and mothering her two girls. She enjoys cooking and loves to travel.

Savanah Blackburn

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After 15 years in the restaurant industry Savanah decided to jump into the world of Construction Finance and Payroll for a General Contractor, beginning her transition to accounting. At Veritas, Savanah specializes in State and Federal Contracts which includes a wide-ranging amount of knowledge of A/R and State and Federal procedures as well as Certified Payroll Reporting. She is passionate about creating solutions and procedures to make life easier for everyone. Although she is very dedicated to her work life, Savanah loves to spend her free time with her family and kids.

Tatiana Gill

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After working in the hotel industry, Tatiana decided to pursue her career in Accounting. Tatiana continued her education and transferred from Solano Community College to Colorado State University – Global. She received an opportunity to start her accounting experience with a small business in entertainment. Seeking varied industry experience, she worked for a manufacturing company for 2 years as a Finance Assistant. Tatiana joined Veritas Accounting as an Accounting Assistant. Tatiana always keeps in mind that an attitude of gratitude leads to great opportunities. Outside work, Tatiana likes to explore and spend time with her fiancé and their son.

Elesia Beverly-Williams

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Elesia fell in love with accounting in high school, after taking the opportunity to join a new accounting program. Following her graduation from Santa Monica High, Elesia attended college, earning her degree as a working, single parent with four children. Growing up, Elesia’s mom—a Professor at UCLA—stressed the importance of education. Though she passed while Elesia was finishing up high school, her words ring true, and continue to empower Elesia and her children: “They can take everything away from you, but they cannot take your education.” Set on an early path to accounting, Elesia felt an instant connection to Veritas, a feeling of home. When she’s not dedicating her time and energy to her clients at Veritas, Elesia enjoys spending time with her husband of 30 years, her children, and her grandchildren.

Jadesola Ogunwale

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Jadesola holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Technology from the Federal University of Technology Akure. She started her career as a Relationship Officer at Universal Trust Bank and was responsible for business development, financial advisory and credits. She served as a branch manager in three banks.
She expanded her career into Risk Management when she managed the Credit Control Unit Consumer Risk at First City Monument Bank and pioneered the Consumer Credit Risk Team at Guaranty Trust Bank. She subsequently managed risk across corporate and commercial businesses as Team Lead Credit Administration in the Enterprise Risk Division of Guaranty Trust Bank. She trained in Mechanics of Risk Management from the International Faculty of Finance/ Middlesex University U.K.
She joined the Sales Division of Verizon Wireless where she received the award for Outstanding Performance in Customer Experience. She attended the University of North Alabama and Strayer University for Accounting Certification, completed her CPA exams and joined Cook CPA Group as a Staff Accountant. She is currently awaiting licensure in the state of California. Jade enjoys cooking, gardening and dancing with her two daughters.

Asha Khatri

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After working alongside her parents in the family business for years, Asha decided to pursue a career in accounting. As she finishes her degree, she is excited to apply her skills at Veritas. In her free time, she likes to whip up new recipes in the kitchen, spend time with her pets, and watch comedy series. Starting her career as an accounting assistant, she looks forward to expanding her skill set and grow with the company.

Toni Ward

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Toni comes to Veritas with 20 years of administrative experience and a degree in Business Management.  She has worked in various industries over her career from property management to community colleges and is enjoying the fast-paced environment that Veritas Accounting offers. In her free time Toni volunteers, spends time with family and friends and loves to get out and hike.