Melissa L. Karis, CPA


As a manager in the audit department, Melissa’s primary responsibility is to provide audit, review and compilation services to closely-held businesses. Melissa focuses on companies in the manufacturing, service, and construction industries. She also has expertise in conducting employee benefit plan audits and provides supervision and leadership to senior and staff accountants within her department.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Melissa joined Vrakas CPAs + Advisors in 2011 after receiving her MPA degree. She particularly enjoys the close relationship she has developed with her clients and has also become a trusted advisor to those clients as well.

Melissa currently resides in Brookfield. When Melissa isn’t working, she can usually be found spending time with her husband, Matt, and their puppy, Jinx. Melissa also enjoys camping, hiking, boating, summertime, and most importantly, spending time with friends and family.