Melissa Hall is the Associate Director of Forensic Audits at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she deals extensively with investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Institute. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Clayton State University. Melissa has nearly two decades experience in both internal and external audit.
Her prior experience as an audit manager with regional accounting firm Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP and additionally as the Chief Financial Officer of a K-12 education institution has provided her with a unique perspective and insight on fraud investigations in higher education. These experiences prove invaluable when working with both internal and external legal counsel, prosecutors, and other law enforcement agencies.
Melissa is active with the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Georgia Society of CPA’s. She serves in a leadership role with Toastmasters International, Society Speakers Club in Atlanta, GA. Melissa also enjoys being an active ACUA member proudly completing the ACUA Leads! Cohort I program. She has served ACUA in several roles including Track Coordinator, Speaker, and Proctor.
Mrs. Hall’s areas of expertise are:
Legal & Administrative Actions
Life in the Accounting World
Planning Fraud Investigations
Understanding Fraud and the Causes
Using mobile APPS for increasing efficiency
Using Social Media in Audits & Investigations