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About Us

The perfect combination — experience, expertise and entrepreneurism

Bharti

Bharti Mathur, CPA
Managing Partner

Bharti Mathur is the principal and managing partner of Upstate CPAs. She has over 20 years of experience serving a diverse clientele of family-owned businesses, commercial entities, non-profit organizations and individuals in the areas of strategic business planning, Tax Planning, Preparation and Compliance, financial accounting, consulting as well as audit and attestation services.

Her experience includes managing client relationships and assisting businesses improve their efficiency and profitability through hands on consulting. Along with being an excellent accountant and business growth advisor, Bharti is friendly and easy to work with. Bharti serves on the boards of several non-profits, and is a continuing volunteer for different community causes.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA)

Accreditations and Licenses
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

bmathur@upstatecpas.com

Salil

Salil Mathur
Partner

Salil has over 10 years of experience in individual tax, payroll and accounting practice and brings a level of expertise that ensures consistency and efficiency in processes and work production. He is also responsible for compliance, business development and growth initiatives of the firm.

He provides a wealth of support to his clients by listening to what they want to achieve in their business and personal lives in order to assist them in reaching their goals.

Salil is currently working towards acquiring his CPA license.

smathur@upstatecpas.com

Christine

Christine O’Connor, MST
Manager, Tax and Accounting

Christine O’Connor has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. She has a Master’s of Science in Taxation degree from Bentley University in Massachusetts.

Christine has spent her career focusing on specific client needs and is dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by helping them establish practical and prudent tax and financial procedures, streamline process efficiencies, mitigate risk and ensure compliance.

Christine has expertise in providing comprehensive accounting services, including individual, corporate, partnership and nonprofit tax returns as well as audited, reviewed, compiled, and prepared financial statements.

coconnor@upstatecpas.com

Kim

Kim Johnson
Senior Staff Accountant

Kim has been a part of Upstate CPAs team since July 2011. She has over 15 years of experience in public accounting and specializes in bookkeeping, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. She is responsible for all aspects of bookkeeping from day to day AP and AR entries to reconciliation of cash and credit accounts, monthly and annual journal entries and general ledger reconciliations through preparation of financial statements. She has extensive experience in QuickBooks.

Kim received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Coker College in Hartsville, SC.

kjohnson@upstatecpas.com

Kelli

Kelli Skelton
Administrative Assistant

Kelli is an integral part of Upstate CPAs team. She is typically the first point of contact for anybody calling or meeting in our office. Her commitment for service shows with our clients, always ensuring their needs are met efficiently and quickly. She assists our clients with all administrative needs.

Kelli has an Associates degree in Business Administration and over 10 years of experience in customer service and office management.

kskelton@upstatecpas.com

Shivani

Shivani Chaudhary
Accounting Intern

Shivani joined us as an intern while pursuing her Associate Degree in accounting. Currently she works part time while completing her requirements for a bachelor’s degree in accounting from USC Upstate.

shivani@upstatecpas.com