Megan Mesko joined Cotton & Company in July 2011 and was elected a partner with the firm in January 2019. Since joining the firm, she has participated in numerous performance audits, financial statement audits, consulting service engagements, and litigation support activities for both federal and non-federal agencies.
In particular, Ms. Mesko has performed audits of, and on behalf of, a number of federal and not-for-profit organizations and has extensive experience performing audits and compliance reviews of contract and grant funding awarded to institutes of higher education, hospitals, and not-for-profit entities. She is experienced in testing compliance with the Uniform Guidance (formerly Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-21 and 2 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 220), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), specific federal organization allowability criteria, and grant/contract-specific terms and conditions.
In addition to the external audit and review services noted above, Ms. Mesko has provided internal consulting services for both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. These services have included performing risk assessments of an organization’s award portfolio, assisting in the development of an organization’s internal and external compliance monitoring programs, and providing consulting support services to ensure that grant expenses claimed by an organization were adequately supported and complied with relevant cost principles.
Ms. Mesko received her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Accounting and Information Systems and Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Virginia and is an active member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). Ms. Mesko is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).