Melanie Erickson, CPA,CVA
Assistant Vice President
Before joining Berlin Ramos in 2000, Melanie Erickson served as a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, receiving the Federal Executive Board Award for Outstanding Professional Service to the Federal Government. As a Manager at our firm, Melanie assists clients with complex tax planning, issue resolution with tax authorities, tax research, payroll taxes, and all areas of income tax preparation and compliance.
- University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
- MBA, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
- Maryland Society of Accountants
- National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Why make the switch from the IRS to Berlin Ramos?
I wanted to work at Berlin Ramos because the people have a warmth and down-to-earth quality that can make you forget that they are accountants! Behind that genuine friendliness, however, is a group of highly qualified professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. They have all made huge contributions to the success of their clients. It was this amazing culture and the wide base of experience that drew me here.
Do you have a passion or hobby outside of work that influences your approach to clients and your job?
With my background in music and the arts, I try to approach everything creatively. I am also very focused academically and have a passion for challenging myself intellectually. I enjoy finding ways of communicating complex issues to my clients that is understandable and applicable to their everyday situations.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your profession?
Being a certified public accountant means that I have valuable knowledge and technical expertise that can assist the people in my life. Clients, professional colleagues, staff members, and community organizations can all benefit from these skills and the resources available to me at Berlin Ramos.
It is satisfying to know that I have contributed in some way in growing a business’ success – that I have given an entrepreneur peace of mind so he or she can focus on their business – and then provided professional support so that company or business can continue to evolve and mature.