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

“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 Accounts Payable Specialist 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 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.

Faydra Reiwitch

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.

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

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.

Nellie Langley

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Numbers always came easy to to Nellie growing up, so when the question approached  her senior year “what are you going to college for,” it was no doubt that it was going to be for accounting. Nellie graduated from Sac State with a BS in accounting. She has always wanted to work for a company that is flexible and truly practices work-life balance, so that she’s not missing out on the precious moments with her growing family, and is still be able to grow in her career. Outside of work, Nellie loves to go to microbreweries with her husband and spend time with her family.

Natalie Henry

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Natalie, a South Bay native, graduated from San Jose State University, earning a Dual Bachelor’s of Arts degree in psychology and business administration, with an emphasis in accounting. Natalie worked in the banking industry for 10 years before transitioning fully into the accounting field. She has a wide range of accounting experience across various industries such as non profit, e-commerce, and hospitality. Natalie also has a passion for coaching and development. With an open and pleasant demeanor, she thrives to mentor and empower junior staff with the skills to meet and surpass their potential. In her spare time, Natalie loves spending time with her husband and three growing boys. Natalie is also an avid reader and a dog mom many times over.

Brian Blunt

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Brian started his career in accounting while in college working his way to a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Sociology from CSU Sacramento. After graduating, he decided that the accounting field was where he wanted to be. Now with almost ten years of experience, Brian comes to Veritas to continue pursuing his dream career. He enjoys working with numbers and is passionate about developing great business relationships with his clients. In his free time, he loves to keep up with his favorite soccer club Chelsea FC, is always looking for the next new food spot around the Sacramento area, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Amy Perry

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Born and raised in Manteca, Amy started working for her family’s farming business while attending school. Amy moved to Sacramento over 20 years ago, where she raised her 3 children. She comes to Veritas with many years of payroll processing experience and is looking forward to working with her clients and team. Outside of work, Amy enjoys spending time outdoors — be it on a beach or in the mountains.

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.

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.

Charles Petersen

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Charlie graduated from Carroll College, Helena, Montana with Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He has worked in a broad range of industries including agriculture, maintenance, landscaping, commercial fishing, and is excited to begin his accounting career with Veritas. He moved from Anchorage, Alaska in June of 2020 and loves Sacramento and the surrounding areas. Charlie loves to mountain bike, take long walks, and backpack.