Everyone I’ve worked with at Avaunt is very professional and clearly dedicated to exceptional customer service.”Allen Mills
President/CEO of Bluecrane, Inc.

Left to Right: Maureen, Aurelia, Yuliya, Patrick, Connor, Deanna, Perry, Dorothea, Sarah, Bruce and Scott.

Perry Ghilarducci, President and founder of Avaunt Ltd. CPAs and Consultants, has more than 30 years of executive experience in the tax and accounting field. After he earned his California CPA license in 1985, he then seized the opportunity to start his business. He approaches detail meticulously and customer service tenaciously.

Perry specializes in helping businesses and individuals set strategic goals and create action plans to help achieve those goals. He concentrates on corporate, partnership, estate and trust taxation as well as small business consulting. He is also an expert in succession planning, partnership compensation plans and financial strategy for individuals and business owners.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from California State University of Sacramento and a Master of Taxation from Golden Gate University. He is an active member of the CalCPA Sacramento Chapter. He is the chair of the CalCPA Sacramento Chapter’s golf tournament. Perry was a past president of the CalCPA Sacramento Chapter and a past chair of the Sacramento Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Committee.

Perry is dedicated to providing professional and enjoyable service through a phenomenal team that genuinely cares about the success of its clients. When away from work, Perry enjoys spending time with his wife Karen of 32 years and his sons Patrick, Tyler and Wesley. Perry enjoys going to Jazz festivals and is a big fan of the Sacramento Kings. He also attends church and enjoys playing golf with his buddies.

Strengths: Includer, Developer, Relator, Belief, Responsibility

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Dorothea is a Certified Public Accountant and a Principal with over 20 years of experience in Tax and Accounting.

Dorothea is regularly involved in strategic planning and consulting on business and transaction flows. She assists with planning and consulting for business and personal tax clients working closely to assist them with meeting their business and family goals.  Throughout her career, she has served corporate clients across various industries including, construction, real estate, food processing, manufacturing retail and professional services.

Dorothea also has in-depth experience serving nonprofit clients assisting with accounting and non-profit reporting.

Dorothea is a Sacramento native and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.  She is a member of CalCPA and AICPA. She serves on the board for NCL, Sacramento and is the Audit Chair for Girl Scouts Heart of Central California. She is a tennis enthusiast and enjoys running and spending time with family and friends.<

Strengths: Restorative, Empathy, Deliberative, Adaptability, Harmony

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As a visionary leader with excellent management skills and a knack for directing company operations in a Growth-Minded direction, Deanna leverages her excellent leadership and teamwork skills in order to ensure that objectives are completed on time for delivery to the clients.  Deanna makes certain Avaunt has the operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people in place to effectively grow the organization, ensures financial strength and operating efficiency and streamlines operations.

She accomplished similar goals during her 13 years as the executive manager at Gregory Verdon & Company. She prepared taxes in order to assist and support her team of Certified Public Accountants, assisted with bookkeeping and provided office staffing, all while monitoring office needs.

For over 13 years, Deanna volunteered and became co-chair of the CalCPA Sacramento Chapter’s Annual Golf Tournament, which raises funds for the Scholarship Education Foundation.

Deanna is also a member and Visitor Host for the Sacramento Midtown BNI Chapter and a member of the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.

Outside of work, she runs a home-based pet boarding service, allowing owners to take time off without worry of their furry loved ones. Deanna also volunteers her free time to the Sacramento Blues Society where she is the Volunteer Co-Chair.  SBS is one of the oldest blues societies in California founded in 1979. She helps promote local blues musicians in the Sacramento and regional area to help keep the Blues genre alive.  The SBS is a non-profit, which provides educational opportunities for young musicians with the “Blues in the Schools” program. While not volunteering, Deanna loves traveling abroad and having dinner parties with her friends and family.

Strengths: Arranger, Achiever, Responsibility, Belief, Restorative

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Bruce joined Avaunt in 1987. He is a senior manager of the firm and is in charge of supervising the tax and accounting departments. He has a degree in business administration–finance with a minor in economics from CSU Sacramento. In addition to his business degree, he also is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

His goal is to assist small businesses with their understanding of the numerous tax laws and provide financial analysis so that their business can grow even stronger. He has a passion for history since he feels you need to know where you have been in order to know where you are going.

When Bruce is not helping clients, he enjoys volunteering at church and spending time with his wife Maureen of 16 years and his two sons Brendan and Bryan.

Strengths: Context, Learner, Achiever, Input, Analytical

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Aurelia earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration–accounting at University of Phoenix. She has been with Avaunt since 2002 and provides clients with accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services.

She came to Avaunt with 20 years of experience in the service industry, working with many reputable companies in commercial banking, health insurance, industrial insurance, domestic and international freight forwarding and an IRS liaison company. When away from work, she enjoys outdoor activities with her family and loves her husband’s “iron chef” cooking skills.

Strengths: Consistency, Harmony, Achiever, Includer, Adaptability

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Scott’s role within the firm involves a wide range of accounting and taxation responsibilities for both individuals and businesses. He is also involved with consultations for business startups. In 1986, he graduated with a business degree from the University of Southern California and then shortly thereafter earned his CPA license in 1986. While working as a CPA at an international firm and then a local accounting firm in the Los Angeles area, he also graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1997.

Scott’s passion is to assist business owners and individuals in taking care of their accounting and tax-related responsibilities with diligence and professionalism while maintaining a degree of understanding and care for the people he is serving. Scott is also a minister at a local church he helped found. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching a variety of sports and eating all kinds of food.

Strengths: Ideation, Empathy, Positivity, Adaptability, Developer

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Maureen joined the Avaunt team as staff accountant in February 1996 and has been part of the Avaunt family ever since. She worked directly for the firm’s partner from 2001 to 2009 fulfilling controller duties and has worked permanently as staff accountant at Avaunt since 2009. She enjoys working with small businesses and has a special interest in restaurant accounting.

Maureen currently works as a part-time staff accountant while she balances work life with family life as her two sons keep her busy with school and other activities.

Strengths: Responsibility, Restorative, Deliberative, Consistency, Learner

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Yuliya is a new member of Avaunt CPA’s and Consultants team.  Before joining Avaunt in 2017, Yuliya was employed for three years as a bookkeeper with Darling Accounting and Tax Service.  She gained experience and great deal of knowledge working with restaurants, retail and trucking industries books.

Her passion for accounting was discovered when she became self-employed and saw a need in accounting services from a small business perspective.  She enjoys furthering her knowledge in the accounting field while being a part time student at Shasta College with a plan to transfer to CSUS to obtain her Bachelor Degree in accounting.

Yuliya was born and raised in Ukraine and is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and English.  While being new to Sacramento area, she really enjoys exploring the city and making new friends and connections in her free time.

Strengths: Harmony, Context, Consistency, Restorative, Achiever

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Christina is a new member of the Avaunt Ltd. CPA and Consultants team. Before joining Avaunt in December 2019, Christina was employed for 8 years as a retail manager for a nostalgic ice cream shop located in Sacramento. She had gained team building skills and communication skills that she applies at Avaunt.

Christina has provided excellent attention to detail and has effectively represented the face of Avaunt Ltd. CPAs and Consultants. Working closely with the Director of Operations, Accounting, and Tax Manager, Christina has proven to be indispensable in organizing, scheduling and managing schedules and resources while innovation successful projects to improve office support.  In the coming year, Christina will continue her education so that she can grow in her position.

Christina has cultivated a harmonious and fastidious work environment within the firm’s office that allows her to graciously represent the face of our firm when meeting and corresponding with new and old clients alike.

Outside of the office, Christina enjoys doing anything that makes her happy. Just a few examples Christina likes to do are painting, hanging out with friends and family, going to concerts, supporting local breweries and binge watching great shows on Netflix. She also loves anything handmade!

Strengths: Restorative, Individualization, Activator, Intellection, Empathy

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Wesley Ghilarducci is an intern at Avaunt who joined the team in July of 2019. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the College of Business Administration at Sacramento State University. Wesley strives to earn his CPA license while broadening his knowledge about the business world overall.

In his free time, Wesley maintains his physical health by playing sports, going to the gym, and adventuring outdoors. Of these, his favorite comes down to whichever involves spending the most time with his wife and two dogs. He aims to never cease his learning, both in and out of the office.

Harmony, Consistency, Positivity, Analytical, Responsibility

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