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


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


Gail Bauer


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 an account manager 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!


Angie Manley


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!


Houa Thao


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.

Tamyia Jackson

Tamyia Jackson


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. As an Account Manager, she is constantly expanding her knowledge while assisting clients at the high service level Veritas is known for.

Asha Khatri


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.

Chris Duran


Born and raised in Oxnard, Chris always enjoyed working with numbers. While working on his accounting degree at California Lutheran University, he began his career in accounting with the tax department of a business management firm. He comes to Veritas Accounting to expand his knowledge and enhance his skill set. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music, and playing video games.

Elesia Beverly-Williams


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 as an Accounts Payable Specialist at Veritas, Elesia enjoys spending time with her husband of 30 years, her children, and her grandchildren.

Vincent Reyes


Vincent was born in the desert of California and moved to foothills where he remains today. He attended ITT Technical Institute where he earned his AS in Visual Communication. After working years in retail and construction Vincent decided to look for a new industry that played more to his mathematical and technical skills. Vincent brings a diverse work background and “can-do” attitude to the Veritas team. When he’s away from work he enjoys a wide array of hobbies with his family and friends. From camping and archery to movie marathons, he likes taking in many of life’s experiences.

Adbal Fakhri


Born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, Abdal Fakhri completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration and relocated to the US in 2014. Though he’d worked in the US embassy back home, it was a big adjustment getting used to the new environment. Abdal obtained his naturalization and has been working since in various position in logistics, administration, and finance. Abdal is a dedicated team player who enjoys working in various settings.

Tasha D’Angelo


Born and raised in Sacramento, Tasha has been excelling in customer service roles since the age of 16.  In addition to providing quality service to her clients, she is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology and hopes to one day become a clinical psychologist. In her spare time, Tasha loves to spend time with her two toddlers and do anything outdoors, including gardening and taking her children to the park.

Nick Hulsing


Growing up, Nick was always driven by numbers. After gaining an interest in the business field, he furthered his education at the University of Nevada, Reno where he graduated with a finance degree. In previous years, Nick has gained accounting experience in the property management industry. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active by playing golf, softball, basketball, and hiking.

Heather Richardson


In junior high Heather chose a financial budgeting class for an elective, and soon realized that she had a natural skill and passion for math and finances.  After graduating from high school, she continued in the financial industry as a bank teller.  Shortly after starting a family, she made the decision to stay home with her children.  Always helping out/volunteering at her children’s school allowed her to still be involved in financial aspects of life.  Sometime later she was offered a part time job in the medical field which worked well with her family life schedule.  She committed herself to her position(s) in the medical field, becoming very good and excelling in several different areas.  After many years, she felt that she was just not meeting her full potential and decided to make a career change.  That is when she joined Veritas as an Accounts Payable Specialist.  Heather is excited and looking forward to all the potential and growth that she can both provide and receive with Veritas. In her free time, she enjoys visiting her children, reading, journaling, being outdoors, and she loves the beach. 

Rylie Johnson


Born and raised on the Mendocino coast in the small town of Fort Bragg, Rylie left home to attend Humboldt State University where she graduated with a bachelors in business marketing. Now a Sacramento resident, Rylie provides reliable, communicative service to her clients at Veritas and enjoys working with the Veritas team. In her free time, Rylie likes to spend time with friends and family, go camping, and attend concerts.

Kamini Lee


Kamini Lee joins Veritas as an Account Specialist. Previously, Kamini worked as an Accounting Specialist at United Cerebral Palsy where she billed for the government programs and reconciled accounts. She enjoys cooking, reading, listening to live music, and spending time with family.

Matt Hollifield


Growing up in the small town of Willits located in Mendocino County, Matt always excelled with numbers and computer science/technology. Prior to working at Veritas, Matt gained accounting experience as a bookkeeper and property manager at small real estate office in Willits and, subsequently, as an account specialist for Mendocino County in their Child Support Department. He is also very familiar with the construction industry having spent a lot of time working with my father while growing up.

His current interests outside of work include exploring his new neighborhood in Rancho Cordova by going on walks with his dog Zedd and taking long runs on the American River Trail. He also enjoys rafting in the summer and snowboarding in the winter, along with board game nights with my friends and family.

Dana Moore


For Dana Moore, a high school accounting class planted the seed and paved the way to her future career path. Dana attended Heald Business College in Hayward, earning her Career Accounting Certificate. With a breadth of accounting skill, Dana brings specialized bookkeeping and payroll experience to the Veritas team, and serves each client with that same accounting passion she found back in that first class.

When she’s not working, Dana enjoys spending time with her family – ideally RVing on the coast. Her greatest joy is watching her daughter play sports.

Rebecca Garcia-Criado


Born in Austin, TX and raised in the bay area, Rebecca Garcia-Criado graduated from Cal State East Bay with a bachelor’s degree in health science, administration and management with the intentions of working in the health industry. Shortly after graduation, however, her journey in finance began. Starting as a receptionist at a small landscape company, Rebecca quickly transitioned into payroll. Since then Rebecca has worked with primarily construction companies, and has developed a love for the environment and the tasks that come with payroll.

Rebecca resides in Rancho Cordova with her husband and our dog Oso, who is a 113 lb. rotty.  In my spare time I love going to local festivals, hiking, being at the lake with the dog and playing a variety of games (indoors or outdoors) like dice, dominos and corn hole, anything really that involves a little competition.

Erin Hoover


With a history in management and customer service, Erin made a seamless transition into human resources. In payroll she found her true calling, and she’s been honing those skills for the past five years. As a member of the Veritas team, Erin brings attentive service and care to each and every client.

Alex Voege


Born and raised is Sacramento, Alex Voege moved away to study at the University of Nevada, Reno where he received a degree in finance. Alex then gained experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable, royalties, and finance within the health care and gaming industry. He is passionate about using his experience to help his clients succeed.

When he’s not working, he will be at the gym, on a run, or spending time with friends and family.

Julia Wihl


Born in Arizona and raised in the Placer County area, Julia Wihl obtained her higher education locally, receiving an A.A. Degree from Sierra College before transferring to CSU Sacramento. From there, Julia worked as an in-house security officer for over 10 years before deciding she was ready for new challenges. She made the move to positions in accounting and payroll – fields she’s come to truly enjoy! She is looking forward to continuing to learn and grow, while contributing to the excellence and amazing culture here at Veritas

Personally, Julia is most proud of her role as mom to her (now grown) son. When not working she likes to spend time with family, cooking or baking, upcycling furniture, or doing anything outdoors.