About Us

The perfect combination — experience, expertise and entrepreneurism


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



Salil Mathur

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.



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.



Julian Hernandez, CPA
Staff Accountant

Julian joined Upstate CPAs in January 2018 with over 5 years of experience in public accounting. He received his Bachelor’s from USC Upstate and furthered his education by getting a Master’s in Accountancy at Clemson University.

Since joining Upstate CPAs, Julian has successfully handled financial statement preparation and compilation, audit, payroll and sales tax responsibilities. Julian stands out as an accomplished professional who is dedicated to his clients.

Julian has passed the CPA exam and is currently waiting for his license.