Melanie Piperno

Managing Director

Melanie brings over 12 years of experience providing accounting, external audit, internal control, and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries including consumer goods, biotech/life sciences, healthcare, and software.

During her career at CFGI, Melanie has led clients through the end-to-end SOX compliance lifecycle from pre-IPO SOX readiness and control design assessments to SOX implementation, SOX optimization, process improvements, and Material Weakness (“MW”) remediation. Her engagements typically entail performing risk and scoping assessments, designing and testing controls, educating control owners on execution best practices, and reporting to management and the Audit Committee.

Prior to joining CFGI, Melanie began her career at Ernst & Young, LLP, as an external auditor, where she primarily worked on financial statement audits for consumer goods, retail, solar energy, and technology clients. Melanie also worked for a public REIT as an Accounting Manager where she was responsible for the technical accounting and reporting of complex transactions.

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hofstra University and a Master of Science in Accounting from CW Post

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