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Melissa Oakes

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

📞 724-589-2046
 Academic Center 29

My background is in public accounting (audit and tax) of healthcare and not-for-profit organizations, as well as being employed as a cost accountant in an automotive (manufacturing) company.


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


  • 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 individual tax returns performing audits for various industries (mfg., construction, nonprofit, etc.), and fraud examinations
  • Member of AICPA, PICPA, ACFE
  • Has worked for Kreider and Company; Carbis Walker (now Arnett Carbis Toothman); MacLean Fogg, MVS Saegertown division

  • Exploratory

Patrick C. Hecking, Ph.D.

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