Meet The Team

You want your CPA to feel a personal investment in your business, and that’s exactly what we strive to achieve. We do this by investing in our people and training them to be more efficient and effective in their roles. In doing so, we have built a rock-solid team of tax, audit and accounting experts ready to serve you.

Melissa Edwards, CPA

Principal

Melissa has more than a decade of experience in public accounting. She works hard to help her clients make sound financial decisions, meet filing deadlines and integrate appropriate policies and procedures. Her diverse client base includes privately held companies in manufacturing, wholesale distribution, real estate, and service industries, for whom she provides accounting, auditing and other attestation services, along with general business consulting.

Melissa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Merrimack College.

Melissa lives in Georgetown with her husband Brian, their daughter Avery and son Luke.

In 1988, we founded CBD on a shared vision of strong customer service. The firm has grown in size and embraced 25 years of change, but fostering strong relationships with clients remains core to our business. So whether it’s today or another 25 years from now, it is our ongoing mission to provide clients –big and small, near and far – with dedicated attention at every point of contact.

– The CBD Partners

What Our Team Has To Say…

We have excellent relationships with our clients and they’re not afraid to reach out to us year-round. Compared to some client/firm relationships that just involve doing tax returns or financial statements once a year, we can really help our clients grow their business and make the right decisions.

Todd McGrain, CPA, A&A Manager

Over the years, many things have changed, but what’s stayed the same has been a commitment to delivering the best product for our clients in a timely manner. There’s a real effort at CBD to do the best that we can do, every day

Robin Gendron, Controller

There are at least a dozen clients, that have been here since I started back in 2002, that I talk to almost every day. When they call, I can have a 5-minute conversation with them before I send them off to whomever it is that they’re calling. It’s that personal connection that’s always been here.

Melissa Ayres, Office Manager; Notary Public

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