Melissa Hicks, CPA

Associate Director of Tax Services
Associate Director of Tax Services

Resumé

Melissa obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Morehead State University in 2002. Since that time, she has been practicing public accounting at Dean Dorton. The majority of her career has been spent providing tax planning, compliance and accounting services for privately-held businesses and individuals.

Industry Expertise

Melissa has over 15 years of public accounting experience. While she practices in all areas of income tax, she specializes in partnership taxation. She is also the leader of Dean Dorton’s tax training team and is an executive member of the firm’s equine industry team.

Melissa has worked with a broad range of clients across a variety of industries including automobile dealerships, professional services firms, and specialty trade contractors. She is actively involved in the equine industry and works with many Thoroughbred operations in central Kentucky and across the United States.

Speaking Engagements

KyCPA’s Horsing Around Equine CPE Program, Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Farm Compensation and Benefits Survey, 2015
KyCPA’s Horsing Around Equine CPE Program, Tax and Accounting Update, 2016

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

Kentucky Great Dane Rescue, Volunteer
Commerce Lexington, Leadership Lexington Class of 2011
Equine Financial Group, Member
Lexington Humane Society, Board Member and Treasurer

Bachelor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting, summa cum laude, 2002, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky