Melissa Hou WNDE tax manager

Melissa Hou, CPA, MST

Tax Manager


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Melissa Hou, CPA, MST, is a tax manager.   In this role, she works with clients in a wide variety of industries including distribution, manufacturing, sales, business and professional services, real estate and non-profit organizations.  She specializes in rental real estate, real estate development and real estate investment.  She joined the WNDE team in 2015.

Melissa was born in Taiwan and grew up in Los Angeles.  She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.  Accounting was not her first career choice, she said, but she agreed to try it out for three months upon her father’s insistence.  Melissa remarked, “He was right.  I absolutely loved how challenging and dynamic accounting is.  There is an endless amount of learning and growth available.”

Prior to joining WNDE, Melissa was employed by other Orange County CPA firms focusing on corporate, partnership, fiduciary and personal income tax preparation, review and strategic planning.  Melissa enjoys serving client base that consists mainly of privately-held entities and their owners, largely because of the personal relationships that develop and the pleasure of seeing clients grow their business.

Interests outside of the office include spending time with her boyfriend and dog, hiking, attending concerts and traveling both domestically and internationally.


  • Partnerships, S-Corporations, C-Corporations, Individuals, and Trusts
  • Planning, Quarterly and Year-end Tax Provisions, Research
  • Business Property Tax, Sales Tax
  • Non-Profit Organization Tax Compliance
  • Extensive Experience Serving Real State Industries
  • Quickbooks


  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Bachelors of Arts in Business Economics
  • Golden Gate University, Master of Taxation

Professional Affiliations:

  • CalCPA