Melisa Galasso

Director | Cherry Bekaert LLP

A Certified Public Accountant with over fifteen years of experience, Melisa assists with technical issues and quality control of the Firm's assurance services practice. She serves as the technical liaison to the Firm's Not For Profit, Education and Government Services industry groups. She also works in the Firm's training department developing Continuing Professional Education (CPE) ranging from newsletter articles to webinars. She monitors regulatory bodies including the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and assists the Firm in implementing the updated guidance.

Melisa has considerable teaching experience. She serves as a Lead Instructor for Becker Professional Development and is the owner of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. She has won several awards for her classes including the 2015 Don Farmer award from the NCACPA. The Don Farmer Award recognizes a seminar discussion leader with the highest combined average scores on knowledge, skills, and materials from participant evaluations, for all courses taught in a technical area.


This workshop provides an overview of the major differences between nonprofit entities and commercial entities. We will do a deep dive into proper accounting for net asset classes, endowments, More

A study by the AICPA's Peer Review Program found that more than one in 10 firms are not properly assessing risk or linking their assessments to their audit procedures. Of these deficiencies, 40% More