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 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!

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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.

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.

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.

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

Juan Nardoni

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Born in Colombia to an Italian dad and a Colombian mother, Juan moved to the Sacramento area when he was a year old. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, with a double major In Accounting and Finance. Juan is a team player with a strong work ethic. Outside of work, Juan enjoys watching and reading about soccer and Star Wars.

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 came to Veritas 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. An Accounts Payable Specialist, she is constantly honing her craft and expanding her foundation of skills while serving clients with a smile. Loretta loves camping, and considers herself an amateur gardener.

Guillermina Segundo

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Guillermina Segundo was born in Mexico and originally attended university to earn credentials for teaching. After a year of school she realized teaching was not her passion, so she shifted gears to study business administration. In school she applied for a job as an administrative assistant. The company offered her the job, but not as administrative assistant: they decided that she was the best candidate to help in the accounting department. Here Guillermina found her passion, and has been with it ever since. When she’s not working, Guillermina likes to spend time with her family and spend time outdoors—being in contact with nature is one of her favorite things.

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.

Vanessa Rodriguez

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Vanessa began her professional career at 17 when she joined the Navy, serving four years in military intelligence. Although she has been out for several years, she continues to live by the core values she learned in the Navy: integrity, accountability, and commitment to excellence. After traveling the world, she decided to come home and finish college. She earned her B.S. in business administration with a minor in pre-law from University of the Pacific. Her first job out of college was doing payroll, where she quickly took a liking to the challenges that processing payroll brings. She believes that people deserve to be paid accurately and in a timely manner and that is what she strives for as the Payroll Manager for Veritas Accounting. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, volunteering with her church, photography and karaoke.

Darcy Kertelli

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A born New Yorker, Darcy made the move to California (Chico) at 8 years old. While taking a bookkeeping class in high school, she immediately found an interest in accounting and working with numbers. In the years since, Darcy has worked in a range of accounting positions for companies ranging from a small airport to a print/mail house. She’s also recently retained her real estate license. Darcy enjoys working with her clients and strives to produce clean and accurate work at every step. When she isn’t working, you can find Darcy spending time with her two kids, hiking, kayaking, swimming, and being close to the beach!