Jason C. Melillo | KBKG Principal


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Jason C. Melillo is a Principal and Local Incentive practice leader at KBKG. His areas of expertise are Local Incentives, Employment Tax Credits which includes Enterprise Zones, Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC), and other employment credits. Jason C. Melillo has a degree in finance and business economics from the University of Southern California. For over twenty years, Mr. Melillo has worked with numerous companies and CPAs on employment tax credits as well as Cost Segregation studies. He has been a frequent lecturer to large organizations such as the California Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs, and the California Restaurant Association. He has given many seminars on California Competes Tax Credit, Employment Tax Credits, and Cost Segregation to thousands of industry professionals.

Jason C. Melillo is currently the Chair of the AICPA Large Firms Group. Jason formerly served as Chairman of the California Society of CPAs Statewide Management Consulting Services Committee and MAP Committee. Jason has chaired the California Society Real Estate Conference several times and has been a frequent speaker on the topic of Cost Segregation at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National conferences in addition to State CPA Societies.

Professional Experience

  • KBKG, Principal
  • Louis Foods, Inc. Controller
  • Bachelor of Science, Emphasis in Finance and Economics University of Southern California
  • Accounting Core Program University of California at Los Angeles

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of American Institute of CPAs
  • Member of California Society of CPAs
  • Lecturer – California Society of CPAs Education Foundation and discussion groups
  • Lecturer – Lorman Education Services
  • Lecturer – California Restaurant Association

Extracurricular Activities

  • 5 Acres Board Member (2020 - Present)
  • Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, Director (1991 – Present)
  • La Canada Boosters, Director (2017 - Present)
  • La Canada Flintridge Education Foundation, Trustee (2010 – 2016)
  • Certified Grocers Federal Credit Union, Board of Directors (1995 – 2003)
  • Pasadena Enterprise Center (Business Incubator), Board of Directors (1992 – 2006)

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