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Melissa B. Hall, CPA, CFE

Associate Director, Forensic Audits

Georgia Institute of Technology


Melissa Hall is the Associate Director of Forensic Audits at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she deals extensively with investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Institute.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Clayton State University.  Melissa has nearly two decades experience in both internal and external audit. 

Her prior experience as an audit manager with regional accounting firm Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP and additionally as the Chief Financial Officer of a K-12 education institution has provided her with a unique perspective and insight on fraud investigations in higher education.  These experiences prove invaluable when working with both internal and external legal counsel, prosecutors, and other law enforcement agencies. 



Melissa is currently serving as a board member at large (2016-2019) for ACUA and speaks frequently at the ACUA Annual Conference.  She has previously served ACUA in several roles including Best Practices Committee Member, ACUA Journal Author, Annual Conference Track Coordinator and Proctor.  In addition, Melissa enjoys actively participating in other professional organizations including the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.



Ms. Hall’s areas of expertise are:

  • Business Ethics
  • Effective Communications
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Internal Controls
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Legal & Administrative Actions
  • Life in the Accounting World
  • Planning Fraud Investigations
  • Understanding Fraud and the Causes
  • Using mobile APPS for increasing efficiency
  • Using Social Media in Audits & Investigations



Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 

Phone: (404) 894-3927