Brown Edwards & Company, LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa C. Stanley, CPA has joined the firm as a partner in the Roanoke office. Prior to joining Brown Edwards, Melissa was a partner in one of the top 20 firms in the nation where her practice concentrations were in not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plan audits, and a variety of closely held businesses, including manufacturers, distributors and service organizations. At Brown Edwards, she will focus on delivery of accounting and audit services to larger organizations including public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Lynchburg College. She is a licensed CPA in the Virginia Commonwealth and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of CPA’s.

“Melissa brings more than 25 years of experience to Brown Edwards and we welcome her to the partnership,” says Jason Hartman, Roanoke Managing Partner. “With her broad-based client experience, she will strengthen our commitment to provide quality service to our clients now and into the next generation.”

Brown Edwards is a full-service accounting firm with seven locations in West Virginia and Virginia. The firm’s diverse clientele includes contractors, manufacturers, healthcare providers, financial service providers, distributors, real estate developers, retailers/wholesalers, higher education and not-for-profits. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.becpas.com.