Varo Team provides you with complete outsourced bookkeeping and accounting solutions for your business. Our goal is to guarantee your financial success by supporting you with our expert knowledge and experience.
We help Architects, Dentist, Doctors, IT Consultants, Lawyers, Restaurants, bar owners and many other professionals and businesses to achieve their financial goals.
Headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida with a branch office in New York City, we serve the areas of North Bay Village, Surfside, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles, Hallandale, Miami, Coral Gables, Doral, New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hoboken, Secaucus and Fort Lee.
As an accountant and the co-Founder of Varo Team, Giuseppe Salamone knows the importance of communicating with precision. So when he says he is from a “big family”, he means it! Son to an entrepreneuring Italian immigrant and second-oldest of 43 grandchildren in his family (eldest on his mom’s side) Giuseppe also understands the value in setting an example of quality work, service, and inspiration. Fortunately, his commitment to this includes Varo Team’s members, whom Giuseppe also considers part of his family!
Giuseppe’s love of accounting and bookkeeping is fueled by a passion for logic. He has always found joy in changing chaos into cleanliness and confusion into clarity. He pursues this in part through his studies. Already holding Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Accounting, he’s now working toward credentialing as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
With the encouragement of other entrepreneurs in his family, Giuseppe turned his enthusiasm for orderly numbers into a lifeline for other business owners by starting Say Bookkeeping, an outsourced bookkeeping and accounting services firm. Initially operating it as an unrelated side business while working as a Controller, Giuseppe quickly realized there was enough demand for him to build it into a full-time commitment. In fact, the company grew to the point where Giuseppe saw the opportunity to enhance its impact even further. In 2020 he merged Say Bookkeeping with an outsourced CFO services firm, creating Varo Team. As co-Founder, while Giuseppe is responsible for Varo Team’s technological leadership and overall growth, his primary focus every day is to ensure continued member service excellence.
Giuseppe’s prior professional accomplishments include operational and financial improvement she brought to Care Resource (a multi-million dollar non-profit). Additionally, during his work at JPMorgan, he built out all financial operations for the Health Savings Account department.
But before Giuseppe dedicated himself to bringing success to businesses in America, he was bringing America to the world! Through work as an English teacher in South Korea and Thailand, he funded years of travel around Asia.
Giuseppe lives by time-honored values passed down for generations. They are honesty (which never goes out of style), timeliness (he is usually early), and always putting your best foot forward (which he now empowers his clients to do!)
Through volunteerism, Giuseppe has had a positive impact in the community as well.Most recently, having served on its Finance Committee, Giuseppe has joined the board of the Aqua Foundation forWomen, a nonprofit serving South Florida’s LGBTQ community.
Besides balancing financial records, Giuseppe also balances his life with exercise, and a commitment to languages (he previously studied French, speaks Italian, and is currently learning Spanish.)But no matter your level of mastery with the language of business, Giuseppe is ready to help you get your books letter-perfect!
As a CPA and Co-Founder of Varo Team, Helen Kakouris knows the importance of bringing experience to each of her client interactions.
Growing up in California and Colorado, she appreciated the importance of experiences from a young age. Helen graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Legal Studies. Immediately following, she continued her education and received her Master of Accountancy and CPA license within weeks of her 23rd birthday. The summer following graduation, she went to work full-time in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Her main client was a Fortune 300 company, worked on multiple IPOs, multiple public companies, and numerous private company audits as well. While still at PwC, she was recruited to work in financial reporting and analysis for a publicly-traded Forbes Global 2000 company located in Miami. She accepted the job offer while on her honeymoon and just two weeks after her wedding she and her husband moved cross-country.
A couple years later, she received an opportunity to build a business from the ground up. Understanding most small businesses can’t afford a full-time CFO, she left her corporate job to form a partnership providing CFO services to small and medium-sized companies. With her strong background in internal controls and analysis she is able to quickly assess a company and identify areas needing improvement from the first conversation. The outsourced CFO business made it possible for small and medium-sized companies to gain access to top tier professionals.
For years Helen saw the greater potential in a completely outsourced accounting department to include Bookkeeping, Accounting, CFO Services, and Tax. This vision came to fruition when officially merging with Say Bookkeeping in 2020 to form Varo Team.
By applying experience and knowledge along with integrity and commitment she is helping Varo Team and its client reach their goals daily.
Through volunteerism, Helen has also brought her passion for positive impact to many people in need. Having been involved in community service since childhood, she has contributed her talents to Guitars Over Guns, Junior League of Miami, Boys and Girls Club, Junior Achievement, local churches, and countless homeless shelters and low-income initiatives.
Helen’s perspective is further strengthened by her family (husband and two children) and her hobbies which include travel, photography, and running! You may see Helen as a featured presenter in an expert panel discussion or as an award finalist (most recently selected in the top 8 finalists out of 80 nominees for Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s “Badass Women of the Year”). She is ready to share her insights and experience for your company’s benefit.