Melissa A. Sikes


CPA, Partner

Melissa A. Sikes

Melissa A. Sikes

Since beginning her career at Mitchell Wiggins in 2000, Melissa has focused on serving our clients in the financial institutions industry with internal audit services and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance testing. Melissa also provides audit and tax return services to our nonprofit and small business clients. She chairs the firm’s Healthcare team and the Manufacturing and Distribution team. She is a member of the Accounting and Auditing; and Nonprofit team. Melissa is also instrumental in attracting and developing talent through our annual Engage Program, a leadership program providing students with real hands-on experiences in public accounting.

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Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • CPAmerica
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
Industry Associations and Community Organizations
  • ChamberRVA
  • Richmond Medical Group Management Association
  • Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives
  • Virginia Manufacturing Association
Board and Volunteer Positions
  • ChamberRVA Impact Award Committee
  • Charterhouse School at United Methodist Family Services(UMFS): Former Board Member
  • UMFS: Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Chair
  • Virginia Manufacturing Association Tax Committee Member
  • VSCPA Day of Service
Education
  • Bachelors, Business Administration in Accounting and Finance, Bridgewater College
Special Education and Training
  • Annual AICPA National Advanced Accounting & Auditing Technical Symposium
  • Emerging Leaders Academy
  • Other than annual routine tax and audit updates, Melissa attends specialized training webinars and seminars focusing on:
    • Engagement Strategy
    • Personal Development Plans
    • Principals of Effective Coaching
    • Strategic Planning
Personal Interests and Hobbies
  • Reading
  • Swimming