Our Firm

Ted H. Bestolarides - Certified Public Accountant

We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.
 

Our People

TED H. BESTOLARIDES
Certified Public Accountant

Ted is a native of the Central Valley of California. He graduated from the University of the Pacific with a BS in Business Administration. From there, he began his career in the banking industry as a Commercial and Residential Lender, Specializing in Construction and SBA Loans. Ted subsequently attended California State University - Stanislaus, and completed his Accounting Course work, before he went on to earn his CPA license in the year 1995.

In 2004, Ted opened up his own accounting firm, after being employed with a few regional CPA firms, located in Stockton and San Jose. His areas of emphasis include the following; all phases of corporate and individual tax planning and preparation, business accounting and financial statement preparation, and estate, trust and gift planning. Ted has an interest in the professional fields of Construction, Medical, and Service.

He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, since 1995

He has been involved with the community and non-profits, like St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church and the University of the Pacific. His community service additionally includes the Lincoln Unified School Board, Stockton Symphony, and Visionary Home Builders’.

Ted is married to Kelley, and the two have been married for twenty-one years. They have two daughters, Eleni and Nicole, who have graduated high school and have both gone onto college.

 

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SHILPA BHATTATHIRI
Enrolled Agent

Shilpa graduated from MG University, India 1993. She began her career at Kaylasam & Co, Chartered Accountants in India, where she was introduced to the accounting and tax work field. She also had the opportunity to assist in the accounting and audit work for some of the nationalized banks, as a part of her three-year internship there. After moving to the United States of America in 2005 joined Mizuno, CPA in Tracy, CA where she had eight years of excellent training and inspired her to pursue her career in accounting & taxes. She got her enrolled agent license in 2012.

TONYA CHASE

Staff Accountant & Bookkeeping Supervisor 

Tonya is a dedicated professional with over 17 years of accounting experience.  She began her bookkeeping career at a small, start-up, bookkeeping business and over the years, grew with the company.  She has serviced a wide range of industries including construction, retail, restaurants, medical practices, real estate, and many more. She specializes in the following: QuickBooks, General Ledger, and Financial Statement, Preparation, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Sales Tax.  Tonya strives to assist her clients to solve problems, streamline processes, and increase efficiency.

Tonya enjoys spending time with her family and uses her accounting knowledge to serve the community as the Treasurer for a local Non-Profit sports team for the last 8 years.

 

LISA RAASCH
Office Manager

Lisa is a dedicated team member with over 10 years of experience. She began her career while doing payroll for a well-known farmer based in Manteca. In 2008, Lisa took on Bookkeeping for a construction company. In November of 2015, Lisa joined Ted H. Bestolarides CPA as an Administrative Assistant, before being promoted to Office Manager. Along with her managerial duties, Lisa provides bookkeeping services to our clients.

Outside of the office, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and her friends, reading, and enjoying time with her pets.

 



KEVIN LAUCHLAND
Staff Accountant

Kevin graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 2012, with a degree in accounting. After his time at OPSU, he spent 3 seasons within a Texas Indoor Football team, before pursuing full-time work in Oklahoma. In August of 2016, Kevin moved back to California to work for Ted H. Bestolarides CPA. His strengths in completing tax returns, working QuickBooks, and creating Financial Statements, are key aspects of our firm. Kevin is currently pursuing his license as a CPA.

Kevin and his wife, Magon have three children; a daughter and two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, staying active, and going hunting.

 

CARLIE OTT
Receptionist

Carlie started with Ted Bestolarides, CPA in October of 2018. She is an asset to our team by working with our clientele and getting them prepared for the upcoming Tax Season. This entails various jobs such as setting up appointments and sending out important information relating to your taxes

Outside of working, Carlie enjoys baking, sports, and going to Disneyland.

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Our History

The original firm, Ted H. Bestolarides - Certified Public Accountant, began with general accounting services for business and individuals. This developed into strategic planning for individual wealth maintenance, minimization of tax liabilities for individuals and corporations, auditing and consulting services. We believe in "old school" principles, but we also believe in keeping up with the needs of individuals and businesses in this rapidly changing world.

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Our Credentials

Our firm participates in the Peer Review program prescribed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Oklahoma Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Our firm was last reviewed in June 2013. The resulting report stated that all of our accounting practices and procedures complied with or exceeded the standards of the industry.

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Our Areas of Specialization

Our entire operation is rooted in a tradition of meeting the highest standards of accounting practices. From this foundation, we offer the following specialized services: strategic tax planning for individuals and businesses, financial planning services for individuals and estates, consulting services for business development and management, and accounting and tax services for the Internet environment and e-commerce.

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