Hope Goldstein, CPA

Co-Partner-in-Charge, Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group

685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 503-6351
Fax: (212) 503-6352


Hope Goldstein, CPA, is the Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group at Marks Paneth LLP. Ms. Goldstein brings to her role the skills she has developed during more than 25 years of providing accounting and auditing services to her clients in the nonprofit, higher education and public sector industries. Her experience includes audit and attest engagements as well as projects involving mergers, initial bond offerings, governance structures, forecasts, internal control and systems studies, risk assessments and assurance activities. She has led numerous training seminars for her clients and professional staff on various topics relating to new accounting standards, governance, compliance and financial reporting.

Ms. Goldstein is a member of the firm's Partner Leadership Committee and leads the firm's Women's Initiative. Prior to joining Marks Paneth, Ms. Goldstein was a director with Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she focused on accounting and auditing for many of their largest clients, including public charities, private foundations, colleges and universities, social services and membership organizations, and cultural institutions. Among the projects she has directed are mergers among not-for-profits, bond offerings, forecasting services, internal control and systems studies, operational reviews and governance studies.

Ms. Goldstein is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA). She is very active in the NYSSCPA - and has served on its Committees for Government Accounting & Auditing, Advancement of Women and Tax Exempt Organizations. She is currently serving on the Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee.

Ms. Goldstein is the author of "Six Questions to Ask Before Joining a Nonprofit Board," which was published in Boardroom Insider, and "Board Member, Beware," published in Worth magazine. Ms. Goldstein has also been published in New York Nonprofit Media with an article titled, “Survey Says: It’s Time to Make Sustainability a Priority.” The article discusses one of the most pressing concerns nonprofit leaders face today – long-term financial stability.

In addition to her professional activities, she is a dedicated volunteer who regularly donates her time to charitable organizations. She has served on numerous nonprofit Boards of Trustees in a variety of capacities, including as Treasurer of the Fifth Avenue Committee; as a member of the Executive Committee of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training and as a Chairperson of the Finance Committee for Musical Theatre Works.

Ms. Goldstein holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brooklyn College. She is licensed to practice in New York State.


Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
Bachelor of Science
Major: Accounting

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Government Accounting and Auditing Committee
Not-For-Profit Accounting Committee
Advancement of Women Committee
Tax Exempt Organizations Committee

Other Affiliations

Past Board Member of the Brooklyn College Foundation
Past Member, Development Committee, Missing and Exploited Children
Past Treasurer, Fifth Avenue Committee
Past Member, Executive Committee, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training
Past Chairperson, Finance Committee, Musical Theatre Works

Practice Areas

Public Charities
Private Foundations
Colleges and Universities
Social Services
Membership Organizations
Cultural Institutions

Licensed In

New York