Melissa Lucas, CPA

Melissa Lucas, CPA

Melissa Lucas, CPA

Lucas Accounting Solutions LLC, Owner

Professional Summary

We understand complex transactions in highly regulated industries. You’ll sleep better knowing that your books are in the hands of accountants that know cannabis. We’ll also help you use those numbers to manage and grow your business.

As a firm, we are straight shooters with a drive to do things right. Our goal is to build lasting relationships by always exceeding your expectations.

Melissa lives in Southern Illinois with her husband Will. They enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren, as well as traveling, playing cards and shooting pool.

Skills

  • Proper application of IRC 471/280E
  • Cost accounting
  • Cannabis chart of accounts
  • Complex corporate structure
  • Internal controls/SOPs
  • General ledger/GAAP financials
  • Performance improvement/KPIs

Memberships

  • Illinois Women in Cannabis
  • Social Equity and Prof Dev committees
  • Nat. Assoc. of Cannabis Accounting & Tax
  • Professionals
  • Founding Member
  • Dope CFO VIP

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant – Illinois 2013-Current
  • Calculating Cannabis Certification 2022
  • Level 5 Trusted Advisor 2022
  • Gusto People Advisor 2020-Current