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Melanie Horowitz, CPA, has more than five years of public accounting experience and is a manager within the Green Hasson Janks Assurance and Advisory Practice. Melanie provides accounting, auditing and transaction services to a wide variety of companies and organizations that span multiple industries, including nonprofit organizations within the greater Los Angeles area. Prior to joining Green Hasson Janks in 2015, she worked at SingerLewak in its Audit Practice.
Melanie is a member of the GHJ University faculty where she has led in-house training sessions on various topics, including nonprofit accounting and auditing. Melanie is also the chair of the Firm’s On-Campus Recruiting Team at the California State University Northridge.
Additionally, Melanie is fluent in German. Melanie graduated from the California State University, Northridge where she received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends, traveling the world and horseback riding.
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