About Independent Accounting Services, LLC

Independent Accounting Services, Yuma, AZ

Independent Accounting Services, LLC was established in 2019 with the goal of providing personalized, professional accounting and tax services for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as individuals, at affordable prices.

Maria (Gayler) Ortega
Founder, Principal Accountant

Maria Ortega, founder, owner, and principal accountant at Independent Accounting Services, LLC has nearly 30 years of corporate accounting and finance experience. She is a QuickBooks Accountant and has helped many businesses improve their profits, cash flow, internal control and processes, and accounting reporting, as well as saving money and valuable time.

I’m Maria (Gayler) Ortega

I help business owners make informed business decisions with accurate accounting.

Maria’s Bio

Born and raised in Mexico, she is proud to say that she is creating a legacy, as the first generation in her family to attain a degree. She attended La Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico (UABC). There, she earned a Bachelor’s degree as a Public Accountant – the U.S. equivalent to a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, with a major in accounting. 

Supporting herself while attending college full-time was not easy. She started her accounting career in Mexico, working 48 hours a week to pay for her education. This experience was an important opportunity in developing her professionalism and she offers nearly 30 years of business accounting background for you and your business.

Growing up, she was no stranger to the challenges that owners face when starting or expanding a business.

Her family owned a small bakery in San Luis, Mexico. From about 10 years old, she watched her father manage the business. She witnessed how he struggled to properly organize finances, which made daily operations more difficult. Desperately wanting to see the family business succeed, she was heartbroken that she did not have the skills to help, thus inspiring her to pursue a career as a business accountant. 

In December of 2021, she retired from corporate accounting and embraced the vision she always had of owning her accounting firm. In 2019, she started Independent Accounting Services in Yuma, AZ.

English or Spanish?

Spanish is our native language and we are fluent in English

Maria’s Industry Experience

  • Hotel Cleaning Services, Inc. (Janitorial)
  • Hotel Cleaning Services, Inc. (Janitorial)
  • Gowan Company, LLC (Farming / Agriculture)
  • Robert Nickerson Farms, Inc. (Farming / Agriculture)
  • Sellers Petroleum (Fuel Retail)
  • RBG Construction Company, LLC (Construction)
  • Canyon State Enterprises, LLC (Construction)
  • Promotora Agricola El Toro USA, LLC (Farming / Agriculture)
  • SL Cooling (Spindle Cooling) LLC (Farming / Agriculture)
  • Hotel Holiday Inn, Mexicali, MX (Hospitality / Restaurants)
  • Cordova Leyva y Asociados, Mexicali, MX (CPAs / Business Advisory)
  • Madereria San Antonio Group (Retail)

Core Competencies

  • Financial Statements Preparation
  • Account Review and Reconciliation
  • Accounting Maintenance
  • Internal Control and Process Evaluation
  • Cost Accountant and Profitability Reporting
  • Guidance for Internal Staff
  • Cash Flow Evaluation for Improvement
  • CPA / Audit Review Support
  • Business Tax Returns Preparation Support
  • Payroll and Payroll Reporting – Add-on Service
  • Basic Personal Income Tax Preparation
  • Special Projects

Need Help with Stronger Control and Processes?

We can help evaluate your controls and processes, so you can have peace of mind!

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