Melissa C. Herbert, CPA

Missy Herbert advises public and private companies on employee benefit plan audits as informed by her strong ERISA and plan operations background. During her career, she has performed plan audits and consulting for over 850 different plans with plan bases ranging from 120 to 50,000 participants and assets from $500,000 to $8 billion. Herbert also has extensive experience auditing plans that are required to file Form 11-K annually with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Herbert currently serves on the Employee Benefit Plan Task Force for the State of Georgia and is a member of the School Advisory Council for Teasley Middle School in Cherokee County. She is also a member of the Women in Pensions, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Recently, she authored an audit guide on how to audit employee benefit plans, entitled Knowledge-based Audits of Employee Benefit Plans. Herbert speaks at various local and national conferences, including the Annual AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Conference. Prior to joining Warren Averett, Herbert held roles with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche. Most recently Herbert served as audit partner of the Employee Benefit Services group at Babush Neiman Kornman & Johnson, LLP (BNKJ). Herbert earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans. She and her family reside in Canton, Georgia.