Melanie Peddicord is an experienced accounting professional and educator. She holds a BA, MBA, and DBA in Accounting from Anderson University, is an active licensed CPA, and holds a CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) designation. Melanie is a member of the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA), and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is also currently a board member and treasurer for the Indianapolis branch of a national not-for-profit, a member of the INCPAS Ethics Committee, and the board chair of the CBFA. Additionally, Melanie has co-authored articles on gift card breakage revenue recognition and retail inventory accounting that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Melanie is Professor of Accounting and Director of Online Undergraduate and Graduate Business Programs at John Brown University. Previously she worked at Anderson University (AU) teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and also served as the assistant director of the AU DBA program. Prior to becoming an educator, she worked several years for Ernst & Young LLP in Indianapolis as an auditor followed by nearly fifteen years in various financial accounting and reporting oversight roles at The Finish Line, Inc. She has extensive experience with SEC reporting, financial statement analysis, retail accounting, managerial accounting, ethics, corporate social responsibility, and leadership. She is excited to bring her passion for accounting and serving others to the clients of Christy Paddock Advisors.