Director of Finance
Melanie Accola is the director of finance at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Melanie provides overall direction and fiduciary responsibility for all financial management, accounting and budgeting functions. She performs financial planning and reporting on behalf of the executive director and as part of the management team. Melanie is a dedicated Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has extensive nonprofit experience, including working in audit for more than 20 years. Melanie is also consultant at All In One Accounting where she leads the nonprofit group. She is a member of the Minnesota State Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs and is also active in the Twin Cities Nonprofit Financial Group (NFG) where she is on the social committee. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a math minor. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys being outside whether it is walking, biking, attending camp or hanging out at the lake with friends and family.