Thiel College

Faculty


Melissa Oakes

Melissa S. Oakes, C.P.A., C.F.E., M.B.A. ’03
Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Accounting

 moakes@thiel.edu
📞 724-589-2046
 Academic Center 29

Education

  • B.A. Accounting and Business Administration, Thiel College, 2003
  • MBA, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, 2007-present
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, 2007-present

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, Assistant Professor, Thiel College, 2010-present

Business Experience

  • 2 years, manufacturing accounting department supervisor - oversaw monthly closing process, assisted with annual audit performed by outside firm, prepared sales quotes for new business, supervised accounts receivable and accounts payable individuals, prepared quarterly and yearly budget, recosted inventory 
  • 5 years, public accounting - preparing corporate, partnership, nonprofit, and indiviual tax returns performing audits for various industries (mfg., construction, nonprofit, etc.), and fraud examinations
  • Member of AICPA, PICPA, ACFE