Melissa Critcher, CPA, is a member of both the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA). She has served in various roles with the NCACPA including as a member of the Board of Directors, committee member for the Accounting and Attestation Committee as well as local chapter positions. Melissa’s background includes more than 15 years of experience in public accounting specializing in auditing defined contribution and defined benefit employee benefit plans as well as manufacturing, distribution and professional service organizations. Her public accounting experience includes a position as a senior audit manager with Greer & Walker, LLP in Charlotte, N.C., a manager at a regional firm in Raleigh, N.C. prior to relocating to Charlotte. Melissa has also worked with a local firm in Winston-Salem. During her career, she has been responsible for managing the employee benefit plan niche, marketing and business development and conducting in-house training seminars. Since 2002 Melissa has led discussion seminars on the AICPA’s "Audits of 401(k) Plans" for the NCACPA. Additional seminars include "Audit Documentation and Review," "Employee Benefit Plan Audits," "Small Business Audits" and others.