Before joining Supporting Strategies in 2018, Melissa operated her own CPA firm. This experience gave her a thorough understanding of the financial aspects of running a business from every perspective. In addition to providing accounting, financial, payroll and bookkeeping services for various clients, she prepared income tax returns for individuals and corporations, as well as monthly sales and use tax returns.
Prior to that, Melissa was a Staff Accountant for Hulsey Tootle & Harrison LLP. She performed review and compilation services for more than 30 clients from a range of industries. She also prepared, analyzed and interpreted financial reports for budgetary information and internal control, and advised clients on responses to IRS correspondence.
At various times Melissa has also been a Corporate Accountant, a Senior Tax Accountant and an Administrative Coordinator.Melissa graduated magna cum laude from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Accounting and Finance. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.