Melanie Fernandez - BDO Orlando

Melanie Fernandez

Assurance Partner


BDO Orlando Office



Executive Summary

Melanie Fernandez is an Assurance partner in BDO Orlando, with 30 years of public accounting experience. In this role, Melanie oversees all assurance engagements and provides management and leadership to the Orlando Assurance practice.

She primarily serves privately-held and SEC-reporting companies in the manufacturing, distribution, technology, and nonprofit industries. Melanie also serves in leadership positions of various nonprofits, acting as board chair, treasurer and audit committee chair.

Melanie attributes her professional success to her drive and dedication to serving clients. Prior to joining BDO, Melanie was a founding partner of Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP. Her understanding of what it takes to own and run a business is a great asset to her clients.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Former President (Orlando Chapter)
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants


M.B.A., University of Central Florida
B.S.B.A., Accounting, University of Central Florida

Community Involvement

Elevate Orlando, Board Member and Treasurer
Florida Venture Forum, Board Member
University of Central Florida College of Business, Dean’s Advisory Board Member
University of Central Florida Foundation, Board Member and Treasurer