Melodie Olson

Assurance Senior Manager | BPM LLP

Melodie is an Audit Senior Manager and a leader in BPM's Nonprofit Industry Group. She has over 10 years of experience working in public accounting providing assurance services including audits, reviews, agreed-upon procedures and other consulting services.

She is deeply involved in serving nonprofit organizations and our community, which is at the core of BPM culture. Melodie has worked extensively with nonprofit organizations including religious organizations, private schools, private foundations, membership associations, and social service organizations. Melodie is experienced in capital campaigns, planned giving, complex contributions, fair value and alternative investments, functional expenses, consolidations, and transfers of assets to related entities. Melodie also works with for-profit entities in the professional services, consumer products, and real estate industries.

Melodie is a member of BPM's Technical and Quality Control teams that help ensure audit quality and technical proficiency. Melodie helps to coordinate BPM's internal nonprofit staff trainings and is a regular presenter for the firm's Nonprofit Education Series.

Community Involvement:
- Treasurer of Board of Directors “ Young Peoples Symphonic Orchestra"
- Leadership San Francisco 2019

Presentation Topics:
- Capital Campaigns: Accounting and Tax Challenges for Nonprofits
- The New Nonprofit Financial Reporting Model
- Endowments and UPMIFA
- Advanced Contribution Accounting
- Alternative Investments Accounting and Disclosures
- Primer on Nonprofit Financial Statements

- Capital Campaigns: Accounting and Tax Challenges for Nonprofits


Capital campaigns are often transformational for many organizations. However, many accounting and tax issues arise during a capital campaign that you should be prepared to look out for. During More