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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Deanna ensures Avaunt has the controls, procedures and people in place to effectively grow the organization, ensure financial strength and streamline operations.

During her 13 years as administrative office manager at Gregory Verdon & Company, she prepared taxes to assist and support her team of Certified Public Accountants, assisted with bookkeeping and provided office staffing—all while monitoring office needs. She also volunteered and co-chaired for the CalCPA Sacramento Chapter’s Annual Golf Tournament, which raises funds for the Scholarship Education Foundation.

Outside of work, she runs a home-based pet boarding service, allowing owners to take time off without worry of their furry loved ones. She also enjoys spelunking and rappelling adventures and traveling abroad.

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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She was originally named Jin, but everyone knows her as Sarah. In 2016, Sarah joined the Avaunt team as a staff accountant performing accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services. Prior to her hire, she gained five years of accounting experience in the online, restaurant, retail and wholesale industries. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration with option in Finance from CSU Chico and Associates in Arts in Accounting from Cosumnes River College.  She also earned a Taxation Certificate from American River College. She has passion for continuing education and is proficient in Cantonese and Mandarin.

In her free time, she likes to draw, shop, travel, learn new technologies, watch YouTube and spend time with her friends and family.

Strengths: Learner, Achiever, Strategic, Futuristic, Input

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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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Patrick began working as an office assistant for Avaunt in March 2010 shortly after graduating from high school. He is currently attending Sacramento City College to further his knowledge in accounting. He hopes to eventually become a junior accountant with the help of his knowledgeable coworkers.

Outside of the office, Patrick likes cycling all around Sacramento. He also enjoys soccer, Frisbee, ping pong, picnics, rafting and golf. Patrick feels spending time with his family is very important! He supports local DJs by attending house music events day or night.

Strengths: Harmony, Responsibility, Deliberative, Discipline, Consistency

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