Melissa Musser, CPA, CIA, CITP, CISA

Partner and Director, Risk & Advisory Services


Ms. Musser is a recognized authority in the field of risk advisory services. She leads GRF’s dynamic risk advisory department, ensuring clients receive strategic guidance and tailored solutions to effectively identifying opportunities and manage risks. Her expertise encompasses establishing and maintaining Internal Audit Departments, optimizing internal controls, strategic planning, compliance, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), and cybersecurity programs.

Ms. Musser is a highly sought-after public speaker, sharing her insights and knowledge on enterprise risk management, internal audit, cybersecurity, and governance at various industry conferences and events. Her engaging presentations and ability to simplify complex concepts have made her a trusted resource for professionals seeking guidance on risk-related matters.

She is a distinguished recipient of the 2018 AICPA Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Standing Ovation award. She was also recognized as an Excellence in Innovation award honoree in Consulting® Magazine’s 2022 Women Leaders in Technology awards. She recently served as the president of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Ms. Musser brings a diverse range of experience, including public accounting and internal audit management roles for global SEC companies and academia. Throughout her career, Ms. Musser has successfully guided numerous organizations in strengthening their organizational posture. Her commitment to staying ahead of emerging trends and technologies ensures that clients receive cutting-edge solutions tailored to their needs.

Ms. Musser is a proud CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) and has a passion for being of service to the Deaf and Nonprofit community at large. Ms. Musser has sat on numerous nonprofit boards throughout her career and actively volunteers.GRC Outlook Audit-Management Dec-2022 Cover Story

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Education and Certifications

  • B.S. in Professional Accounting, University of Akron
  • B.S. in  Accounting Information Systems, University of Akron
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Certificate, University of Akron
  • Fundamentals of ESG Certificate, AICPA
  • Licensed CPA in Maryland
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), CITP Task Force
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA)
  • Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Washington, DC Chapter, Board of Directors, Immediate Past President, and Past Vice President of Programming

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