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When she joined Squire and Company, PC, in March of 2021, as a business advisor, Melanie Spencer brought with her more than a dozen years of finance experience, including managing the estates of billionaires. Though she holds both a bachelor’s in finance and a master’s in accounting, Melanie actually didn’t begin her professional career in the field. Instead, she purchased the coffee shop that she’d managed as she worked her way through college—and owned it for seven years. However, her natural aptitude and love for numbers and finance led her back to the field she’d studied and to the role she holds today. As a business advisor, she draws from her entrepreneurial background to serve small- and medium-sized businesses and a portfolio of high-profile clients, including celebrities, entertainment giants, government professionals, and business owners and entrepreneurs, all of whom trust Melanie’s expertise with their finances.
Based in in Orem and Salt Lake City, Utah, Squire and Company is a mid-sized public accounting firm that has become the number one trusted advisor not only for tax and audit, but all finance and accounting needs. In her role, Melanie takes care of anything and everything for clients, and bridges the gap between finance and accounting, two areas she feels don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and runs a team of both accountants and finance professionals. Her responsibilities include everything from being an outsourced controller to helping with cash flow decisions to recommending and implementing technology. “My employers and clients trust my knowledge and my willingness to go above and beyond what is required to merely ‘get the job done,’” she says.
Melanie is always looking towards her own growth and that of others in the field, which is why she also serves as a mentor to women just starting out. “I feel strongly about supporting more women in our profession,” she says, and she’s proud to work with Squire, a rare female-led firm. Melanie is also dedicated to always learning new things, and, thanks to her untraditional background, as well as her extremely diverse career experience within accounting, finance and business, she’s has an uncommon ability to think creatively and outside the box to find innovative solutions. “The second I feel like I’ve mastered something, I’m looking for the next thing to learn,” she says.
Business Advisor — Squire and Company PC