Melaney K. Zitzner, CPA
Melaney is a Senior Associate with the firm. She assists the firm with preparation of individual, business, and trust returns. She also assists with gift, estate, excise, and personal property tax returns. She manages the research and implementation of new software solutions, as well as manages the information security program and overall project tracking. Melaney gets excited about technology and improving processes.
Melaney was an intern with the firm for the 2020 tax season and was hired as a part-time accountant for the remainder of 2020, going full-time in 2021. Prior to her time at the firm, Melaney spent 8 years in the U.S. Army. She has previously volunteered for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to provide free tax preparation to low income and retired military personnel. She and her husband moved to Vancouver in 2018 to complete her college education. She graduated with honors from Washington State University with a BA in Business Administration in 2020 with a focus in accounting. She passed the CPA exam in May 2022.
Outside of the office Melaney likes to spend her spare time crafting and gardening or relaxing with a good movie or video game. She enjoys the beauty of the pacific northwest and is glad to call it her new home. She cycles nearly every day just to enjoy the beauty: rain, or shine.
“If you're always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou