In 2006, Melvin began his career as an Audit Assistant in the Assurance and Advisory Service Department with Deloitte & Touche’. He was ultimately promoted as high as Audit-In-Charge. Within this role, he audited a large public utility in Louisiana, two large health systems in Louisiana, and a local subsidiary which reported to a European owner with IFRS standards, as well as other smaller clients in the region. He performed audits of financial statements, tied out 10Q and 10K financial statement presentations, and performed Sarbanes-Oxley internal control testing, among other responsibilities. After three busy seasons in public accounting, Melvin worked for seven years for an oil service company with private equity backing. He was responsible for the financial statements & notes to the financial statements as well as auditor requests, debt covenant compliance, implementation of a new ERP software, quarterly financial statements for owners & lenders, and refinancing a $30M credit facility, as well as other responsibilities.
After joining Clement Building Company, LLC in 2016, Melvin brought his expertise in job costing from oil service to construction. He helped the company implement a 401k plan while managing A/R, A/P, payroll, financial reporting, budgeting, and cash management. Since joining the company, the owners have been freed of many administrative responsibilities to focus on project execution and management to drive value for our customers. Melvin is also active on the Board of Directors for the Greater New Orleans CFMA Chapter and served as President of the Chapter from 2020-2021. Melvin is also a CPA.
Melvin earned both a Bachelor of Science (2005) and a Master of Science (2006) in Accounting from Louisiana State University. In college, he served as President of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor fraternity and completed an internship in internal audit for a publicly traded company. Melvin also managed to attend at one point 99 straight LSU football games (home, road, & bowl). He also attended the entirety of LSU’s baseball national title run in Omaha in 2009 at the CWS.