Our Story

Herbert N. Krauss Tax and Accounting was originally formed by the husband and wife team of Herbert & Linnea Krauss in 1975. After the death of Herbert in 1980, Linnea took over the company changing the name of the firm to Condominium Financial Management (CFM) and retaining only the contract service related to Common Interest Developments. CFM is a member of the Management Business Council of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) The company was awarded the prestigious Accredited Community Management Business designation from CACM in 1999, formally known as the Certified Management Firm designation.

Linnea Juarez


Linnea Juarez

A founding member of CACM. She was among the first 35 managers to receive the Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) certification in 1993. She was elected to the Board of Directors of CACM in 1994 and was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Board in 2000. During her time on the Executive Committee she served as both the Treasurer and Chairperson. Linnea has authored and currently instructs two of the five core courses required to achieve the CCAM; "Financial Management for California Common Interest Developments" and "Ethics for California Community Association Managers". The CCAM is the only professional certification for the HOA industry specific to California managers. She also authored "Advanced Budgeting for CID's" for CACM and continues to work with CACM to update these courses as changes to the law require.

Linnea was awarded the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation by the Community Association's Institute (CAI) in May 1990 She is a senior instructor for CAI's Professional Management Development Program courses. She is also the author and instructor of the CAI course "Bookkeeping for Community Associations". Linnea is a past Chairperson of the CAI National Accountants Committee as well.

Stacie Donnelly


Stacie Donnelly

Daughter of Herbert & Linnea, joined the firm after graduating college in 1994. She started her career with CFM as a financial preparer and is now the Chief Financial Officer of the company.

Stacie is a past board member of CACM serving a three year term. She earned the CCAM certification in 1997 from CACM. She was awarded the prestigious PCAM designation in 2000 from CAI. She also served a 6 year term on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area and Central California Chapter of CAI. At the end of her term, she served in the role of President of the Chapter. She currently volunteers as a member of the Legislative Support Committee supporting the efforts of CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee.

Stacie keeps busy outside of work with her family and a volunteer spirit. She teaches Sunday school at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church and serves on their Children’s Ministries committee. She is also the Coordinator for the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program for the same church.

Customer Service Contact:

60 Mayhew Way
Walnut Creek, CA  94597

Phone: (925) 566-6800
Phone: (800) 585-4297
Fax: (925) 566-6797


Escrow Services:

Carol Vera
(925) 566-6668

Request for Proposal:

Linnea Juarez

Condominium Financial Staff

Lynn Lopez CCAM
Financial Reporting Manager

Andrea Rodriguez CCAM

Operations Manager

Katrina San Filippo CCAM

Financial Services Manager

Theresa Udowski CCAM

Senior Accounts Payable Specialist


Gen Arao

A/P / Collections Specialist

Pam Ellert

Financial Reporting Specialist

Candy Cahill

Accounts Payable Specialist

Wendy Bartashevich

Accounts Payable Specialist


Carol Vera

Escrow Specialist

Heidi Celentano
Customer Service Specialist

Cindy Mcguire
Customer Service Specialist

Adrienne Thomas
Accounts Receivable Specialist


Updated on 2016-10-14T15:46:23+00:00, by admin.