About the Gold Standard Tax Team

About the Gold
Standard
Tax
Team

The main mission of Gold Standard Tax has been and always will be...

...to put quality before quantity, detail before speed, and client's interests before personal financial gain.

Gold Standard initially launched for the purpose of preparing financial projections for various entities. But business quickly flourished and we soon realized the need to expand into other fields of financial services. 

This allows us to offer the full financial spectrum: Tax, Bookkeeping, Payroll, and Business Consulting

The professionals that stand behind the Gold Standard name not only are degreed and licensed, but are also exceptionally passionate about the work that they do. 

Meet the team below. 

Gold Standard Tax & Accounting Key Members: 

Gold Standard
Tax &
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Key Members: 

Rachel Rubin
Founder

Rachel Rubin has been working in the tax and accounting field for over 12 years, and founded Gold Standard Tax & Accounting in 2014. Her desire to create her own firm started with the need to see clients treated fairly, and that need spurns on everything the business touches. 

She was born in San Diego, California and relocated to New York about four years ago in order to expand her volunteer work. She has a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from San Marcos State University of California. 

Her favorite part about working with this team is that she is able to view each member as a part of her family. 

Rachel Rubin has been working in the tax and accounting field for over 12 years, and founded Gold Standard Tax & Accounting in 2014. Her desire to create her own firm started with the need to see clients treated fairly, and that need spurns on everything the business touches. 

She was born in San Diego, California and relocated to New York about four years ago in order to expand her volunteer work. She has a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from San Marcos State University of California. 

Her favorite part about working with this team is that she is able to view each member as a part of her family. 

Tax Preparer
Accountant
Client Relationships Manager
Tax Preparer
Accountant
Client Relationships Manager
Head of Sales
Financial Analysis
Business Consulting
Head of Sales 
Financial Analysis
Business Consulting
Tax Preparer
Accountant
Client Relationships Manager
Tax Preparer
Accountant
Client Relationships Manager
Head of Sales
Financial Analysis
Business Consulting
Head of Sales 
Financial Analysis
Business Consulting

Rachel Rubin
Founder

Tax Preparer
Accountant
Client Relationships Manager
Head of Sales 
Financial Analysis
Business Consulting

"I relish the fact that numbers never lie, they can only be right or wrong, and when they balance - it equals completeness. I enjoy my work, but even more I cherish the meaningful relationships I form while doing it."


Candace Matthews
Accountant

Candace Matthews has been working in the tax and accounting field for over 12 years, and has been working with Gold Standard Tax & Accounting since it's inception. Candace became a CPA in 2014, and her attention to detail makes her an incredible asset to the team. 

She has a Bachelors in Accountancy from California State University Northbridge. 

When she isn't preparing taxes, she enjoys reading novels, learning languages, and painting. 

Tax Preparer
Accountant
Tax Consulting 
Tax Preparer
Accountant
Tax Consulting 
CPA
Tax Research 
Business Consulting
CPA
Tax Research
Business Consulting 

Candace Matthews has been working in the tax and accounting field for over 12 years, and has been working with Gold Standard Tax & Accounting since it's inception. Candace became a CPA in 2014, and her attention to detail makes her an incredible asset to the team. 

She has a Bachelors in Accountancy from California State University Northbridge. 

When she isn't preparing taxes, she enjoys reading novels, learning languages, and painting. 

Tax Preparer
Accountant
Tax Consulting 
CPA
Tax Research
Business Consulting 

Candace Matthews
Accountant

"I love that Gold Standard takes quality very seriously. We love doing great work and collaborating together to give the best service to our clients." 


Stephanie Roberts was born and raised in sunny California. Her love for people got her involved in the bookkeeping world, and she has over 11 years of experience. 

She is the Head Bookkeeper and Office Manager of Gold Standard Tax and Accounting, but when she isn't working, she loves to go for long walks and hikes, and also enjoys painting. 

Her favorite part of the job is when she is able to help people understand and feel good about where their finances are at. 

Stephanie Roberts
Head Bookkeeper

Stephanie Roberts was born and raised in sunny California. Her love for people got her involved in the bookkeeping world, and she has over 11 years of experience. 

She is the Head Bookkeeper and Office Manager of Gold Standard Tax and Accounting, but when she isn't working she loves to go for long walks and hikes, and also enjoys painting. 

Her favorite part of the job is when she is able to help people understand and feel good about where their finances are at. 

Oversees Bookkeeping 
Oversees Payroll  
Oversees Bookkeeping 
Oversees Payroll  
Office Manager
Team Manager
Office Manager
Team Manager

Stephanie Roberts
Head Bookkeeper

Office Manager
Team Manager
Oversees Bookkeeping 
Oversees Payroll  

"It is wonderful to truly enjoy the people that you work with. I always look forward to collaborating with the team."


Account payables/receivables
Data entry for bookkeeping
Accounts reconciliation 
Financial statement prep work

Jeanette LaBarbera is originally from Holtville, California but currently resides in the San Diego area with her husband. As one of the Gold Standard Tax Administrative Assistants, she ensures accurate data entry and is a valuable support to the entire team. 

Her experience in Human Resources helped her develop great organizational skills and personal interest in the team and our clients.

She appreciates the camaraderie of the Gold Standard Tax Team and feeling a sense of accomplishment at the end of every work day. 

Jeanette LaBarbera is originally from Holtville, California but currently resides in the San Diego area with her husband. As one of the Gold Standard Tax Administrative Assistants, she ensures accurate data entry and is a valuable support to the entire team. 

Her experience in Human Resources helped her develop great organizational skills and personal interest in the team and our clients.

She appreciates the camaraderie of the Gold Standard Tax Team and feeling a sense of accomplishment at the end of every work day. 

Data entry
Organization and tracking
General office assistance
Prep work

Jeanette LaBarbera
Admin. Assistant


Kaela Castro, like many of our team members, hails from California but currently lives in New York. Her hard work ethic and genuine nature are an asset as she is utilized for bookkeeping and payroll processing. 

Her favorite aspect of working with the company is working with an "amazing team of people who genuinely care about their work and each other."

When she isn't crunching the numbers, she likes to have her creative side show by journaling, painting, and listening to music. 

Kaela Castro
Bookkeeper

Kaela Castro, like many of our Gold Standard Tax Team, hails from California but currently lives in New York. Her hard work ethic and genuine nature are an asset as she is utilized for bookkeeping and payroll processing. 

Her favorite aspect of working with the company is working with an "amazing team of people who genuinely care about their work and each other."

When she isn't crunching the numbers, she likes to have her creative side show by journaling, painting, and listening to music. 

Data entry for bookkeeping  
Accounts reconciliation 
Payroll processor 
Financial statement prep work

Kaela Castro
Bookkeeper

Data entry for bookkeeping  
Accounts reconciliation 
Payroll processor 
Financial statement prep work

"My favorite part of the job is the healthy amount of challenge it gives me to always work my hardest."


Amanda Kodiatar provides bookkeeping and administrative assistance to the Gold Standard team. She has been with the team for over four years, and enjoys working with numbers. 

Originally from Raymond, Washington, she currently lives in New York City with her husband. She enjoys anything related to music and loves to sing.  

Her decade of experience with budgeting and taxes proves very valuable to the team.

Company accounts receivables
Data entry for bookkeeping
Data entry for taxes
Ensures numerical accuracy 

Amanda Kodiatar
Administrative Assistant


Sandy Skari is originally from Michigan and went to college there, but now lives in the Nashville area. Her experience in business and court reporting shows in her attention to detail as a bookkeeper. 

She loves working with the Gold Standard team, but when she isn't working she loves spending time with her grandson and going for walks in Tennessee's beautiful parks. 

She is just one of our qualified bookkeepers within the incredible bookkeeping team here at Gold Standard. 

Kaela Castro
Bookkeeper

Sandy Skari
Bookkeeper

Data entry for bookkeeping  
Accounts reconciliation 
Commission checks processor
Financial statement prep work

"The employees here are always willing to help one another out, sharing techniques and suggestions in an effort to help each other work in the most proficient way possible"


Stella Turner helps Gold Standard Tax provide bookkeeping services. Some of her daily tasks include data entry, accounts reconciliations, and creating sales reports.

She is from and currently lives in sunny San Diego, and for fun she likes to hike and find new restaurants and experiences in her home town. 

Her attention to detail and positive disposition add a lot to the team! 

Accounts reconciliations 
Data entry for bookkeeping
Financial preparation 
Sales reports

Stella Turner
Bookkeeper

"The best thing about working for Gold Standard Tax is how the team balances professionalism and fun!"


Jackie Mccullough, like many of our team members, hails from California but currently lives in New York. Her creative drive and attention to detail help us help all of our clients, with her supportive role in assisting the team with pretty much anything. 

Her favorite aspect of working with the company is working with the team and the opportunity to learn new things. 

Jackie is passionate about food and cooking, and says "I can always count on it as a practice to pull myself out of my head and into the present moment".

Kaela Castro
Bookkeeper

Jackie Mccullough
Team Assistant 

Supports social media
Client relations
Customer Experience Assurance

"I love that I learn something new every day that I come in to work!"


Makayla Land currently resides in South Carolina where she assists Gold Standard Tax with marketing material and social media content. Her main goal is to provide educational but also entertaining content about taxes and business. "Learning is essential - but it can be fun, too."

When she isn't creating images and content, she enjoys running outside and creative writing. 

Her favorite part of working alongside the Gold Standard team is helping clients feel more at ease with facing the daunting task of taxes. 

Makayla Vehorn
Marketing Manager

Makayla Vehorn currently resides in New York where she assists Gold Standard Tax with marketing material and social media content. Her main goal is to provide educational but also entertaining content about taxes and business. "Learning is essential - but it can be fun, too."

When she isn't creating images and content, she enjoys running outside and creative writing. 

Her favorite part of working alongside the Gold Standard team is helping clients feel more at ease with facing the daunting task of taxes. 

Creates social media content
Blog post content
Monthly newsletters
Website design 
Creates social media content
Blog post content
Monthly newsletters
Website design 

Makayla Land
Marketing Manager

"One of the most incredible things about this company is that they are always seeking ways to improve and find higher standards of their own quality for their clients"


Amanda Kodiatar
Administrative Assistant

Amanda Kodiatar provides bookkeeping and administrative assistance to the Gold Standard team. She has been with the team for over four years, and enjoys working with numbers. 

Originally from Raymond, Washington, she currently lives in New York City with her husband. She enjoys anything related to music and loves to sing.  

Her decade of experience with budgeting and taxes proves very valuable to the team.

Company accounts receivables
Data entry for bookkeeping
Data entry for taxes
Ensures numerical accuracy 

Jeanette LaBarbera
Administrative Assistant

Jeanette LaBarbera is originally from Holtville, California but currently resides in the San Diego area with her husband. As one of the Gold Standard Tax Administrative Assistants, she ensures accurate data entry and is a valuable support to the entire team. 

Her experience in Human Resources helped her develop great organizational skills and personal interest in the team and our clients.

She appreciates the camaraderie of the Gold Standard Tax Team and feeling a sense of accomplishment at the end of every work day. 

Data entry 
General Office Assistance
Quality assurance

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