Melinda Tortessi, CPA

EDUCATION               University of Southern Colorado

                             (Colorado State University – Pueblo)

1981-1987                                    2200 Bonforte Blvd.

Pueblo, CO  81001

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

Major:  Accounting


1992                                                        Received Certified Public Accounting License

Status: Active CPA license


2000                                                        OSHA Training Institute

Rocky Mountain Education Center

OSHA Course 500 Instructor Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry.


2004                      Graduate Leadership Pueblo Program


MEMBERSHIPS        Past Secretary for the Colorado South Chapter of National Association of Accountants

                             Past President for the Pueblo Safety & Health Promotion Council since 1995 - 2003

                             Past Kiwanis Club of Pueblo Board Member- Fundraising Chair

                             Past American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” board member

                             Member Pueblo Economic Development Corp. (PEDCO)


EXPERIENCE           Acorn Construction Company

1989-Present           1741 Aspen Circle

                             Pueblo, CO  81006


                             CONTROLLER/SAFETY COORDINATOR

Accounting Duties:

§         State of the art computerized Cost Accounting system including: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Job Cost, Payroll, General Ledger, monthly interim financial statements, bank reconciliations, investing, subcontractor controls, insurance requirements, AIA billings, Certified Payroll, State of Colorado billings, any special requirements requested by the owners or architects.  Track Sub and Supplier lien releases.

Safety Coordinator Duties:

§         Conduct safety meetings in the office, as well as at the job sites.  Perform job site inspections and evaluations.  Issue personal protective equipment to employees.  Train new employees and sub-contractors in general safety, hazard communication standards, and OSHA Regulations.  Track injury rates and occurrences, and workers compensation costs.