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Melanie Ott Madison

2501 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713



Email: mott@wipfli.com

Melanie Ott, CPA


With over nine years of experience in public accounting, Melanie Ott is a manager in Wipfli LLP’s nonprofit and government group, where she provides a wide range of audit and tax services to clients.  She is familiar with the financial reporting requirements of nonprofit organizations and has the ability to draft and analyze financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Information Systems Certificate

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) – Member

Areas of Focus

  • 501(c)(3) charitable organizations
  • 2 CFR Part 200, OMB’s Uniform Guidance
  • Yellow Book
  • Audits, compilations, reviews, and agreed-upon procedures services
  • Preparation of Form 990 nonprofit tax returns
  • Seeking to improve the effectiveness of internal control structures within nonprofit organizations through analysis and application of best practices


Nonprofits Governments


University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Bachelor of business administration degrees in accounting and finance
  • Information systems certificate