Melissa brings over 20 years of extensive audit experience in various industries in the Philippines and overseas, particularly in technology, semiconductor, manufacturing, healthcare and information communication. Presently, she specializes in individual taxation and compliance services.
Her international experience involves a tour of duty at the then Price Waterhouse Singapore from 1996 to 1998 as an Audit Supervisor. In 2004, Melissa was admitted to partnership for one of the firm's Assurance Services groups.
In July 2013, Melissa moved to the Tax Services group to head the firm’s International Assignment Services unit.
Melissa obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from St. Scholastica's College, Manila where she graduated Cum laude. Among the management and leadership programs that Melissa attended were that of the INSEAD Executive Learning in Singapore for the Asia Pacific Leadership Program for PwC Partners, and the 59th Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management.
As a CPA, Melissa is an active member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP). She served as a Director of ACPAPP in 2008 and 2009, and as Chair of Committee on Meetings of ACPAPP in 2007. She is also the firm’s partner representative to the Semiconductor & Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI).