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Melinda D. Cruanes, CPA, MSA





Direct Dial: 860-231-6659
Fax: 860-570-7521

Areas of Expertise

Educational Institutions, Healthcare, Non-Profit Organizations, Independent Schools, Accounting & Auditing, Employee Benefit Assurance Services


General Experience Highlights

As a manager in our Non-Profit Services Group, Melinda is responsible for the supervision and completion of financial statement audits for clients in a variety of non-profit organizations including independent schools, community and private foundations, membership organizations, human service agencies and healthcare organizations.

She is also a member of the firm’s Employee Benefit Assurance Services Group, specializing in audits of employee benefit plans.

Melinda is part of BlumShapiro’s Women Who Lead initiative, a program that strives to achieve equal leadership presence at Blum by mentoring and empowering female professionals at every stage of their career—at work, at home and in our communities.

Professional Education

  • Fairfield University ─ Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • University of Connecticut ─ Master of Science in Accounting

Professional Organizations and Activities


Advisors | Auditors | Consultants | CPAs - Blum Shapiro is one of the premier public accounting firms in the northeast and a Top 100 CPA Firm in the U.S. Our professionals serve businesses, individuals and organizations in Boston (MA), Hartford (CT), Cranston (RI), Shelton (CT) ,Quincy (MA) and Newton (MA) with audit, tax and business consulting services. Our firm has developed practice areas in automotive, construction, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, nonprofit organizations and professional service firms. New Haven CT, Fairfield CT, Norwalk CT, Waterbury CT.