Melissa Johnson, CPA, MBA

Senior Audit Manager
Melissa Johnson, CPA, MBA, is a senior audit manager at Redpath and Company, where she specializes in the nonprofit and governmental audit and accounting services area. Melissa has almost two decades of experience working with federal awards for governmental, nonprofit, and commercial organizations. Prior to joining the Redpath team, Melissa worked as an auditor with the U.S. Department of Defense providing audit services to various governmental agencies. 

Melissa has served as a committee member for the National Seminar for Government Contracts and has provided training on federal compliance requirements, application of cost accounting standards, and internal control requirements necessary to administer federal contracts.

Melissa is a holder of The Advanced Single Audit Certificate issued by the AICPA. The Advanced Single Audit Certificate requires the ability to evaluate and analyze the core concepts related to client acceptance, engagement planning, engagement analysis, concluding an engagement, and guiding principles for single audits at an advanced level as outlined in the AICPA Competency Framework: Governmental Auditing. Additionally, she has also provided single audit training at the MNCPA Audits of Local Governments Conference. 

Relevant continuing professional education includes the GFOA Annual Governmental GAAP Update and AICPA’s Governmental and Not-For-Profit Training Program.

Professional Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Nonprofit Financial Group
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association (MNGFOA)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting Program β€” Former National Reviewer


  • B.A. Accounting β€” Concordia College
  • M.B.A. β€” Keller Graduate School of Management


  • Government Audit
  • Nonprofit Audit
  • Federal and Single Audit

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