Melissa allen

melissa allen, cpa*


Originally from Oklahoma, I earned my BS in International Business and a BA in Spanish from Oklahoma State University (Go Cowboys!). I went on to earn an MS in Accountancy from the University of Virginia. I earned my CPA* in 2008.

My career started within the audit and assurance practice at Ernst & Young, LLP, where I worked primarily on public retail and energy clients. That experience provided me with knowledge of SOX, audit procedures, and S-1 filings. Following Ernst & Young, I dabbled in finance and the non-profit world before landing in the world of the general ledger at Laureate Education. At Laureate I supervised statutory audits and the full-cycle accounting close, learned a ton about accounting in Australia, and traveled to and fro. If you’d like to know more about me, check out my full profile on LinkedIn!

Here at Embark I work with clients to help clean up their general ledger, implement new accounting systems, manage fixed assets, and prepare financial statements for review. Basically, I do whatever is needed to get the job done!

When I’m not using my trusty 10-key, you can find me training for half marathons, playing with my niece and nephew, or traveling the US and abroad.