The Firm

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAsGelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, located in the Washington, DC metropolitan region since 1981, is a professional services firm that provides clients with financial, tax and consulting solutions. For more than 30 years, our business has supported the financial and operational success of nonprofits locally, nationally and around the world. Our professionals also offer accounting and consulting services to government contractors, businesses, individuals and attorneys in need of advisory support. Visit our Industries and Services pages for more information.

Our mission, vision, values and philosophy provide a foundation upon which we strive to succeed. We want our clients to perceive Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman as someone who simply shows up when there is work to be done. We lead workshop presentations, distribute electronic alerts with industry news that is relevant to clients and publish articles to help clients navigate through challenges and concerns.

Depth of Expertise

A smaller firm such as Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman offers a lack of bureaucracy and direct accessibility to partners. Personal attention is our tagline—so when you need answers, we are easy to reach. Clients also have the satisfaction of knowing that our leadership team has remained consistent over the years—our nonprofit leadership team, for example, brings more than a century’s worth of combined experience—so we provide clients with a unique depth of knowledge and experience during each client engagement.

We also have the resources to remain competitive with larger accounting service providers through our affiliation with CPAmerica International, a national association of independent CPA and consulting firms that offers the expertise of 2,500 accounting professionals from more than 80 firms across the country. Clients know when they work with us that we offer a depth of knowledge equal to any other firm.

Shaped by More Than 30 Years of Experience

As a firm with more than 30 years of experience, Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman has developed some fairly unique attributes along the way. While we work with more than 500 local and national nonprofits, including associations, private foundations and other charities, we also are one of the most international firms you’ll find. We serve a number of non-governmental relief and development organizations and our professionals have traveled to more than 100 countries around the world.

More than 30 years has also given us time to evolve into a well-known and contributing member of the Washington, DC community. Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman supports clients through sponsorships, community service events to build goodwill and improve the livelihoods of those we serve, and participation in industry associations and organizations. Local business publications recognize our role. Our firm is regularly listed, for example, in the Washington Business Journal’s annual list of Top 20 Accounting Firms in the region.

Our Recognition by the Accounting Industry

The operational and business performance of Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman has also had a positive impact within the national accounting industry. In 2011 and 2012, our firm was recognized as an Honorable Mention Candidate among Inside Public Accounting’s list of Best of the Best Firms. Less than 15 percent of the accounting firms that pursued this designation were acknowledged for excellence in operational performance. We were also identified in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 and 2011 as one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work for by Accounting Today and the Best Companies Group; we believe staff satisfaction not only provides for rewarding career opportunities but also leads to the delivery of high quality services to clients.


Jackie’s leadership allowed me to stay focused when faced with an audit a month after returning from extended leave. She stays in contact with me throughout the year and responds immediately to any questions … I am always impressed by the quick turnaround time. Our audit always goes smoothly.

Feng Zhang |  Finance Manager
The Arc of the United States