Two Mississippi College graduates join local accounting firm


The professional accounting firm of Matthews, Cutrer and Lindsay recently welcomed six new staff members in three departments.


The firm’s client accounting and advisory services (CAS) department welcomed three new staff members.


Nola Reddoch joined the firm as an accounting specialist with over four decades of accounting experience. Her positive client relationships and personalized knowledge of long-time client preferences benefits clients in the transition from her former firm to MCL. In her new role, she assists CAS clients with payroll and financial statement preparation and analysis. Nola studied accounting at Blue Mountain College and is a long-time resident of Florence, Miss.


Ryan Ratcliff is a certified public accountant and graduate of Mississippi College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting followed by his master’s in business administration with accounting concentration. He is a Brandon resident who joined the firm as an accounting specialist. His duties include monthly financial statement preparation, tax planning along with corporate and individual income tax return preparation. He also assists with select special projects.


Melody Green joined the firm’s CAS department as an accounting specialist bringing leadership and hands-on involvement in all aspects of general accounting to CAS clients. Her experience includes financial statement preparation and review, cash reconciliations, account payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, sales tax, and payroll. She also compiles and analyzes financial information for financial statements for use in trending, variance analysis and cost control. Green, a Madison, Miss. resident, holds bachelor’s degree in accounting from Delta State University and brings a wealth of experience that began in 1992 to clients.


The firm’s tax department welcomed two new staff members.


Andy Wright accepted the position of tax senior with the firm. His duties include the preparation of tax returns and related tax information for individual taxpayers, partnerships, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. He also has experience with nonprofit audits. This role ensures accuracy of all client tax projects and reviews staff work for accuracy in addition to strong management skills to complete tax returns and tax projects in a timely fashion. Wright earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi with a major in finance and an emphasis in real estate. He went on to earn his certificate of accounting from Mississippi College.


Jason Bright, a Jackson, Miss. resident, joined as a staff accountant with the tax department after earning his master’s degree in accounting from Millsaps College. His duties and experience include the preparation of tax returns and related tax information for individual taxpayers, partnerships, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. He has experience with asset management for corporations, IRS correspondence for clients, and tax research.


The firm’s audit department also increased in number.


John Luley joined the firm’s audit department. He holds a master’s degree in public accounting and a bachelor’s in accounting from Mississippi State University, where he was a president’s scholar. He provides audit and attestation services for a variety of industries. He works on assigned jobs, including directing firm resources to meet the budgets and client expectations, as well as plans projects and timelines to meet due dates through communication with auditors-in-charge. Luley is also pursuing his CPA credentials.


Matthews, Cutrer and Lindsay | CPAs, with offices in Ridgeland, Clinton, and Yazoo City, Miss. provides accounting expertise to nonprofits, construction companies, and the affordable housing industry together with individual and corporate taxation services. Additionally, the firm provides business valuation and litigation support services plus recurring business services such as bookkeeping and payroll.

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