Instructor Bio

Melissa G Critcher

Melissa G. Critcher has her own firm located in the Charlotte, North Carolina area that focuses on employee benefit plan audits and consulting. She has extensive experience in auditing and accounting, with a specialization in employee benefit plans. She is an author and instructs continuing education courses for various organizations, including the North Carolina Association of CPAs where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Discussion Leader.

Critcher began with a small, local CPA firm in North Carolina and since has worked for various sized accounting firms across North Carolina during the course of her career. She has been providing auditors with the fundamentals and techniques necessary in order to properly audit defined contribution and defined benefit plans for more than 19 years. Her auditing background includes performing engagements for various size benefit plans, both limited and full scope audits, as well as evaluating Service Organization Control reports.

Critcher graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration specializing in Accounting. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) and other professional organizations.

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