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


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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!

 

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.

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

Chris Duran

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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.

Vincent Reyes

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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.

Tasha D’Angelo

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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

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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.

Matt Hollifield

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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.

Kamini Lee

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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.

Rebecca Garcia-Criado

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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.

Alex Voege

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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.

Kate Hewett

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After spending her childhood in a small town in the Bay Area, Kate decided to pursue her higher education in a much bigger city. Kate attended California State University Sacramento where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in finance, risk management, and insurance. Kate furthered her education by obtaining a master’s in business administration concentrating in financial management from Northcentral University. After spending over a decade in the public sector, holding both administrative and financial positions, Kate decided it was time for something more challenging and rewarding. Kate decided to join Veritas Accounting as an Account Manager.

When Kate is not at work, she enjoys a wide variety of activities. These activities include: staying home reading a book or watching a movie, baking, spending time with family, going out with friends, and exploring the outdoors; camping and boating.

Adrianna Lancaster

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Raised in a small town south of Sacramento, Adrianna has always had a passion for numbers and problem solving. Coming from the home of a business owner and restaurant manager, it was no surprise that Adrianna gained the leadership and work ethic of her family. She started in retail at 16 years old at a local hardware store and was quickly promoted to manager. After 20 years in retail management, Adrianna was ready to put her diverse skills to use and challenge herself on different career path. With her passion for customer service, fast paced work environment and love for numbers, Adrianna is a perfect fit at Veritas Accounting as a Payroll Specialist.

Adrianna loves spending time with her husband and daughter on her time off. She enjoys cooking, reading, camping, traveling, going to concerts and spending time with friends and family.

Julia Wallace

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Raised in beautiful Marin County, Julia obtained her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Sonoma State University. She has over a decade of accounting experience in a wide variety of industries including restaurant, retail, manufacturing, construction, real estate, and property management.

Outside of work, Julia enjoys spending time with her daughter and being outdoors as much as possible. She has a passion for travel and looks forward to seeing more of the world in her future.

Elizabeth Vidales

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Raised in Dixon, Elizabeth decided to pursue her education in sociology at the University of California, Davis. Throughout college Elizabeth explored all her career options. When presented the world of accounting and payroll, Elizabeth was drawn to problem solving and found great satisfaction in having to meet deadlines.

When Elizabeth is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family whether that be cooking, playing basketball with her brothers, or having a game night.

Marissa Roper

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Raised in Sacramento, Marissa began building her knowledge base while traveling throughout her early years exploring an array of topics such as holistic nutrition, herbalism, human behavior, and trauma therapy. She began a business degree at CSUS and found that her natural ease in mathematics combined with her love of organizing data found a home in her accounting courses. Ultimately ending with a B.A. in psychology focusing on counseling techniques from SSU, her penchant for helping others and diving deep into personal challenges was put to practical use working in the diagnostic field. However, her enjoyment for the accounting courses never left a corner of her mind and soon after returning to Sacramento, she found a new challenge in expanding her innate talents at Veritas as an Accounting Assistant.

In her free time, Marissa loves to get grounded into nature, whether that be exploring parks or working with her jungle of houseplants. She loves cooking and exploring various restaurants, sampling as many regional flavors as possible as a way to explore all the cultures of the world.

Emma Dwyer

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Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, working with animals was always Emma’s passion. But while working on her associate degree in veterinary technology, Emma felt a change of heart. Veterinary medicine remains a passion, however administration and client connection took on a bigger role in her career goals. Emma has found a great fit at Veritas, where client connection is paramount.

Outside of work, Emma’s hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, running, and playing with her daughter.

Salvador Garcia

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Born in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Salvador was raised in the charming, small farm town of Dinuba, California. After his formative years in a tight-knit community, Sal pursued higher education at Fresno State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in business administration. With a professional background in both sales and audit accounting, Sal has honed his skills in the world of commerce.

Beyond his career, Sal’s heart lies in spending quality time with his beloved family and friends, cherishing the moments that matter most. His passion for outdoor activities keeps him energized, and he thrives on the thrill of swimming, conquering snow-covered slopes while snowboarding, and exploring the depths of the ocean through free diving. Life’s an adventure, and he’s here to embrace it to the fullest.