Melissa Ille

Great Bend, KS

How I help . . .

My interest in accounting started when I was in high school. Numbers always kept me engaged, and once I learned how to maintain a set of books for a business I was hooked. While I was in college, I realized I wanted to do more than assist with the preparation of tax returns and maintenance of the books for various companies, so I set out to complete my Master of Business Administration.

I apply my education daily when working with our clients. Every day brings new discoveries, ranging from tax planning and general business consulting to assisting with technological issues. I have a passion for seeing our firm be successful, and I like to assist in whatever capacity is needed. I believe in building up successful small businesses in our community and helping them grow.

“I am a dedicated CPA and advisor and love helping our clients navigate their challenges.”

Q&A with Melissa

What does above + beyond mean to you?
Being a trusted advisor for my clients.
What type of sports are you good at?
I played basketball and baseball back in my younger years and loved it. These days I am more of a spectator rather than a participant.
What are some of your favorite things?
I like pasta and, if given a choice, I am always going to choose to go to an Italian restaurant. I am also a country music fan, but I listen to a wide variety of genres. For reading, I love mystery novels.
What is your passion outside of work?
I love to bake.

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Reading
  • Baking
  • Crafting

My Professional History


  • Fort Hays State University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration

Work Highlights

  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2006
  • Year entered accounting: 2006


  • CPA