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Melissa B. Hall, CPA, CFE

Associate Director, Forensic Audits

Georgia Institute of Technology




Melissa Hall is the Associate Director of Forensic Audits at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where shedealsextensively with investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Institute.  She is a CertifiedPublic 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 Track Coordinator, Speaker, and Proctor.

Ms. Hall’s areas of expertise are:

  • Business Ethics
  • Effective Communications
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Internal Controls
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • 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


Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Phone: (404) 894-3927