Melissa came on board with Ruotolo, Spewak & Co. in May of 2001 and started as an intern while attending graduate school. Once full time, her responsibilities included managing audits, and data input. She quickly became the go-to person for her co-workers and today is one who keeps projects on track. As a senior manager in the firm’s Accounting Department, Melissa specializes in audit services and tax preparation for both non-profit organizations and community associations. The variety in her role allows Melissa the opportunity to help clients but also mentor interns grow within their careers.
A graduate of Rider University, Melissa first received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and computer information systems. She continued her studies to each a Master of Business Administration in accountancy from the same university. Melissa is active in the professional community, including membership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New Jersey Society of CPAs. She is also a former board member and active member and speaker with the New Jersey Regional Chapter of the Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI) as well as a lifetime member of Beta Alpha Psi.
Being active in professional memberships is only part of Melissa’s commitment. She has held various positions in the state and local chapters of Philanthropic Women’s Education Organization (PEO), fosters animals for different rescue organizations and is active in her church. Melissa is a current resident of Cherry Hill and when not working, she enjoys crafting, swimming and being with her family.
My favorite quote? ‘It’s the small acts of kindness that so greatly touch our lives.’ Sharing even a smile may turn one’s day around. This is something I believe in and instill in my two boys who mean everything to me.”
Bachelor of Science in accounting and computer information systems, Master of Business Administration in Accountancy, Rider University
Organizations & Memberships
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- New Jersey Society of CPAs
- Philanthropic Educational Organization, P.E.O
- Beta Alpha Psi.