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 was born and raised in the Central Valley of California.  He graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1985 with a BS in Business Administration.  He began his career in the banking industry as a Commercial and Residential Lender.  He completed his Accounting course work at California State University - Stanisalus.  He earned his CPA in 1995.

Ted is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Ted opened his own firm in 2004.  His areas of emphasis include all phases of corporate and individual tax planning and preparation, business accounting and financial statement preparation, and estate, trust and gift planning.  He has worked with a variety of business entities including: construction companies, farmers, ranchers, medical professionals, retail shop owners and restaurateurs.

Ted has proudly served Lincoln Unified School District as a Trustee for the last eight years.  Community service also includes St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, University of the Pacific, Stockton Symphony, and Visionary Home Builders’.

Ted and his wife Kelley have two daughters.  He enjoys attending Lincoln High football games, watching the band perform and drinking a great cup of coffee.

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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 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 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.

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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 a 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.  

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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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