Melinda DeCorte CGFM, CPA

Chair, AGA's Professional Ethics Board

Melinda serves as the Chair of the AGA’s Professional Ethics Board; as the representative for the Dallas chapter for the AGA’s National Council of Chapters (NCC); and as the Chapter Director for Area 3 on AGA’s National Governing Board (NGB). She is the owner of a CPA firm bearing her name. She directs, manages and serves in a quality assurance capacity for financial statement audits conducted in accord with government auditing standards. She is experienced in applying applicable Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office (GAO), and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) methodologies and requirements and ensuring that audit teams comply with applicable professional standards. Additionally, she has extensive consulting experience for multiple governmental agencies, primarily focusing on internal controls and risk assessments, financial statement preparation, financial system implementation, and evaluating agencies for audit readiness and compliance with internal control standards and generally accepted accounting principles. Prior to her career in public accounting, Melinda served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army, Finance Corps. Melinda is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and served on the advisory council to the GAO in updating the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (Green Book).