George Mathew, CPA
George Mathew is a Certified Public Accountant and the president of George, Goldstein Company, which is located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. He specializes in tax accounting for corporations, partnerships, LLC’s and LLP’s, non-profit organizations and the general public. Mr. Mathew is an award-winning facilitator with more than thirty-six years of successful experience as an accountant, tax preparer, regional manager, director, and national convention/event organizer. He is skilled in a comprehensive range of accounting, auditing, financial report preparation, budget creation and administration, payroll processing and financial planning.
In addition, Mr. Mathew is a strong planner, organizer, and problem solver who uses current concepts to help clients recruit personnel, train staff, and develop business solutions to increase productivity, efficiency, and profitability. He is also an expert in contract negotiation and customer relations.
Mr. Mathew served in the Indian Air Force for eight (8) years and migrated to the United States in 1978 with a Bachelors degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi, India. He decided to continue his education in the field of Business Administration/Accounting. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and received a Masters’ degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Mathew has been very active in community activities since 1978. He is currently the President of FOMAA, Federation of Malayali Association of Americas, the largest secular Malayali organization (Federation of 52 Kerala Organizations in North America). He also currently serves on the Philadelphia City Tax Review Board (a five member administrative board). He is one of the founders of KALAA, Malayali Association of Delaware Valley and was elected three times as President. He was two times General Secretary of FOKANA, a national organization for Keralites in North America. He is one of the key people responsible for organizing national conventions held in Philadelphia, Orlando, and Toronto. More than 5,000 delegates from all over the world attended these conventions. He is the founding Secretary of SMCC, a national Indian Catholic Organization. He was elected to serve as the president of SMCC from 2002 to 2004.
Mr. Mathew previously served as a commissioner on the Commissions on Human Relations (5 years) and Asian-American Affairs (4 years) in the city government of Philadelphia. He continues to serve on many boards in the Philadelphia area. He has also served as a commissioner on Governor Edward G. Rendell’s Advisory Commission on Asian-American Affairs in the State of Pennsylvania, and Commissioner on the Commissions on Mayor Nutter’s Advisory Commission on Asian-American affairs in the City of Philadelphia.
Mr. Mathew received an award for community service in the year 1996 from India Journal. He is also the recipient of Council of Indian Organization’s community service award for the year 2007. Most recently, Malayalee Association of Greater Philadelphia honored him by awarding him the 2009 Community service award.