Melissa Beckham

Senior Director of Finance Miami, FL
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What’s your work-life philosophy?

Work hard. Be kind. Good time management is everything.

What do you like best about working at UDT?

The people, especially the finance/accounting team!

How do you make clients’ lives easier?

I am here to help. Our customers can reach out to me directly for any reason and I will do everything I can to help as quickly as possible.

How does your role play into the finance department?

Understanding the business is critical in producing accurate and meaningful financial information. To this end, I work closely with other departments to foster open communication and information sharing to ensure that transactions flow smoothly through the operation and ultimately end up in the correct place on our financial statements and reports.

What innovations are you implementing to continue streamlining finance?

Some of the projects we are currently working on include billing automation, data integrations between systems, and the utilization of Power BI and Power Apps to analyze and manage the information in our data warehouse.

People would be surprised if they knew you…During my college years, I studied abroad at a business school in Amsterdam for about a year and traveled all over Europe. It was amazing!

What do you enjoy doing in your time off?

Spending time with my family and friends. My husband and I have 3 children, Justin (10), Juliette (8) and Alexandra (4). They keep us very busy and entertained!

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Experiencing a security breach?

Get immediate assistance from our security operations center! Take the following recommended actions NOW while we get on the case:

RECOMMENDED IMMEDIATE NEXT ACTIONS

  1. Determine which systems were impacted and immediately isolate them. Take the network offline at the switch level or physically unplug the systems from the wired or wireless network.
  2. Immediately take backups offline to preserve them. Scan backups with anti-virus and malware tools to ensure they’re not infected
  3. Initiate an immediate password reset on affected user accounts with new passwords that are no less than 14 characters in length. Do this for Senior Management accounts as well.

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