About Us

Shalini Gupta & Associates is a full-service accounting and business advisory firm in Columbia, MD. Our team, led by Shalini Gupta, CPA and Rajiv Mahajan, CPA, has more than 40 years of combined experience in helping businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals by tailoring its services to meet their unique objectives and needs.

We are committed to providing outstanding service to each client by combining professionalism with a promise for timely service and accurate work. Our firm, which prides itself on being a paperless office, incorporates technology to maximize efficiency and client communications—providing state-of-the-art tools for clients to easily exchange vital information with us 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Let Us Help:

Dear Friend,

It’s one thing to manage a business; it’s quite another to grow it.

If you’re reading this, you know what I’m talking about.

It seems like the books are being handled properly. It seems like payroll is (mostly?) under control. It seems like the IRS is okay with how we’re handling our taxes. It seems like the financial reporting is in place.

We’re flush … most of the time. But we’re certainly not growing. We’re not prospering.

What are we missing?

This is a common story that we hear when we first start talking to business owners. The boxes are checked; the people are in place … but the fact is, they’re not quite sure how to optimize the financials for performance and growth.

Our specialty is in reading between the lines of the systems, the softwares, and the financial statements to see the true financial story being told … even when the reports all “seem” okay (for now).

The fact is that the Federal Government would love to have more of your business’s hard-earned money in their accounts. Your employees probably don’t care about cost control as much as they should. Your sales team might need to focus their efforts in a new direction.

But you don’t have to hand more dollars over to the government than they require just because you don’t know their rules as well as they do. You don’t have to live in a constant state of anxiety over the state of your books. The future of your business doesn’t have to be a question mark.

Let’s get a real-time reading on your business’s financial health with our bookkeeping services. Answer a few questions below to get started.

Click the button above to take your first step, and we’ll be in touch soon to follow up about your specific needs.

And of course, feel free to poke around our site and discover why we’ve been called “The Most Trusted CPA in the Columbia, MD Area.”

Talk again soon,
Rajiv Mahajan, CPA

PS — When you fill out the form, we’ll also add you to our weekly email series on “Real World” Strategy for small business owners. Our readers enthusiastically forward these to their colleagues and peers all the time because they’re not your standard “bookkeeping tips.”

PPS — Already want to come in? I don’t blame you … many people are fed up with trying to manage their books and financials on their own. Our schedule is very full … but if you call us at 443-470-6860 or Email Us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away. We will NOT make dealing with a business advisor as painful as dealing with your books has already been!

Customer Stories

Joanne R.

Shalini Gupta & Associates are more than just accountants. They have over the years helped me with my personal tax planning requirements and minimized my personal income tax liabilities. They are friendly, approachable and no question is too small or large for them.

Vijay M.

Shalini Gupta was instrumental in helping us organize the business from a tax standpoint. But even more, the people have been very easy to talk to. We are not accountants so it’s important they speak in terms we understand. Over the past five years, they have been very helpful in that regard and we highly recommend them.

Dr. Kamlesh P.

I trust Rajiv implicitly, and would recommend him to anyone who needs a CPA. This was the easiest tax return I have ever done. Having a CPA with a large knowledge base makes things even easier. Rajiv is a great friend and advisor; I now have a CPA for life!

Syed R.

I have been using SGA for several years for my small business after my previous CPA let me down. Rajiv went above and beyond my expectations. He not only fit the services to exactly what I needed, but he also cleaned up the mess the old accountant left behind. It has been smooth sailing from the start.

Emily B.

When it came to buying a new house and handling all the tax implications I was lost. Thankfully the team at Shalini Gupta & Associates were able to help me out. They even found extra tax credits I didn’t know I qualified for. Great work and a great group of people.

Cheri L.

Hey Rajiv! Thanks again for being there for us while Jim has been sick. As you know he was always the one to take care of the finances and we didn’t know where to start. You really made this trying time easier for us and you will always be part of our family.

Prashant R.

Shalini and her team has helped me in many ways, freeing up time for other activities and giving me the opportunity to work on my business not just in it. I have peace of mind that no matter the task it will always be done the same attention I would give, which is saying something. I would have never made it this far without them.