Date Initiated: March 30, 2000

Initiating Chapter: Iota Gamma

Current Chapter: Omega Iota Zeta

Soror Walton-Jones is an up and coming corporate finance executive for the largest pork consumer foods group company in the world. She leads the Corporate Accounting Division in the area of Governance Risk, and Compliance. Melissa has fifteen years of demonstrated leadership experience, business acumen, and expertise in compliance, accounting, and finance in the not for profit sector and for profit global administrations and operations. Melissa has held numerous leadership positions on all levels of the sorority and has been a servant leader for our beloved Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated for seventeen years. 

Soror Melissa Irene Walton-Jones

Zeta Youth Auxiliary - Zeta Upsilon Zeta Chapter, Holly Springs, MS

  • Amicette 

  • Archonette                                                                                        

Local Undergraduate

  • Iota Gamma, Rust College, Holly Springs, MS, South Central Region

    • 1st Anti-Basileus  

    • Phylacter 

    • Basileus 

    • Escort, PIGB Carpenter (Founders' Day)                                               

 

Local Graduate

  • Alpha Epsilon Zeta, Kansas City, KS, Midwestern Region           

    • Youth Auxiliaries Committee Member​

    • Soloist, Christian Woman of the Year Program

  • Upsilon Zeta Zeta, Grandview, MO, Midwestern Region              

    • Chapter Representative, NPHC Greater Kansas City

    • Youth Auxiliaries Committee Member

  • Omega Iota Zeta, Kansas City, MO, Midwestern Region              

    • Charter Member

    • Basileus, Chair of Executive Board

    • City Wide Zeta/Sigma Joint Founders' Day - Lead Chapter Basileus

    • Zeta of the Year

    • March of Dimes - March for Babies Top Fundraiser

    • Phylacter

    • Nominations and Elections Chairman

    • ByLaws and SOP Ccmmittee Chairman

 

State

  • Offices/Positions

    • Undergraduate Member at Large – Elect, Mississippi            

    • Undergraduate Retreat Planning Committee, Mississippi        

    • Audit Committee Chairman, Missouri

    • State Conference Marshal, Host Chapter Basileus, Missouri

    • State Phylacter, Missouri

  • Accomplishments & Awards

    • Ms. Zeta Sate of Missouri (Alternate), Missouri

    • Nominated for Chapter Basileus of the Year, Missouri

    • Chapter: Unique Service Project, Missouri

    • Chapter: My Sister’s Keeper Award, Missouri

    • Guest Speaker - 41st Mississippi Leadership Conference

 

Regional

  • Offices/Positions

    • Member, Audit Committee, Midwestern Region

    • Regional Conference Time Keeper, Midwestern Region

    • Regional Conference Assistant, Midwestern Region                                        

  • Accomplishments & Awards

    • Ms. Zeta Sate of Missouri (Alternate), Midwestern Region

    • Chapter of the Year, Midwestern Region

    • Stroll Off Competition – 2nd Place, Midwestern Region

    • Z-HOPE Award, Midwestern Region

 

National

  • Member, Zeta National Choir

  • Member, Zetas Prayed U.P.P. Prayer Team

  • Member, National Stroll Off Competition Committee

  • National Graduate Member to the Executive Committee

  • Member, National Membership Committee​​

  • National Communications Team (LinkedIn & National Website Editor)

  • Centennial Commission

    • Centennial Song: "Finer Women": Co-composer and vocal recording

    • National Director: Inaugural Blue & White Golf Tournament​

    • Member, Sponsorship Committee

    • Member, Sisterhood Circle (Cultured Pearls & Prosperous Pearls)

  • Accomplishments & Awards

    • National Ms. Zeta Phi Beta (1st Runner Up)

    • National Finer Womanhood Award

    • Soloist, Boule' Life Members' Luncheon

    • Centennial - Circle of Pearls Visionary

      • Estate Level Donor​

    • Training Facilitator/ Consultant: National Internal Audit Committee ​

Certifications

  • Zeta Organizational Leadership (ZOL)

    • Revised Membership Intake Process​ 

    • National Amicae Advisor Certification

  • Midwestern Region ​

    • National Undergraduate Advisor Certification

    • National Youth Advisor Certification

Conference Registration

  • State - 9

    • Mississippi​ - 4

    • Missouri - 5

  • Regional - 15

    • Atlantic - 1

    • Eastern - 1

    • Great Lakes - 3

    • Midwestern - 6

    • South Central - 4

  • National Boule' - 3

Service Years
1990 - 1994
1994 - 1998
2000 - 2001
2000 - 2001
2001 - 2002
2001
2003
2011
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2012
2012 - 2016 
2015
2015
2015, 2016
2016 - Current
2016 - Current
2016 - Current
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2001 - 2002
2001 - 2002
2011 - 2012
2015
2015 - Current
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2011 - 2012
2012 - 2013
2012 - 2013
2012 - 2013
2016
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2011 - 2012
2011 - 2012
2011 - 2012
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2011- 2012
2013
2013
2013, 2015, 2017
 
2012, 2014, 2016
2012
2012
2014-2016
2014 - Current
2014 - Current
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2014
2016
2016 - Current
2014 - Current
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2011 - 2012
2011 - 2012
2012
2015 - Current
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May 2017
 
2013-2014
July 2013
July 2013
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2013
2013
 
2000, 2001, 2002, 2015
2011 - 2015, *2016 (no conference)
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2015
2016
2014, 2015, 2016
2006, 2012 - 2017
2000, 2001, 2002, 2014
2012, 2014, 2016
Zeta Resumé: Accomplishments, Activities, Experience

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Professional Resumé
Work experience
Manager, Corporate Accounting Compliance

​2016 - present

 

Responsible for oversight of the company’s compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX 404) and the Internal Controls Framework over financial reporting requirements and compliance across all divisions (domestic and international); member of the Internal Controls Design group with Accenture consulting team for ONE SAP (SAP HANA) and responsible for assisting with the effort to update and harmonize Company accounting policies and procedures. Additionally, responsible for delegation of authority for more than $1 billion and evaluating segregation of duty (SOD) compliance. Also responsible for coordinating external audit activities to ensure efficient interaction and data flow and further called on to identify and implement finance/accounting department process improvements.

 

Manager, Divisional Accounting Compliance

​2015 - 2016

Director, Operations & Project Management (Not for Profit)
Director, Accounting

​2013 - 2015

Corporate Financial Controller (Not for Profit)
2013
Senior, Corporate Internal Auditor
SOX Manager

​2006-2013

Corporate Internal Auditor​
2002-2006
Corporate Internal Audit Internship; Summer 2000

United States Congressional Internship, Summer/ Fall 1999

Education​
Old Dominion University

2018 Candidate for Master's of Science, Accountancy

Strome College of Business, School of Accountancy

University of Missouri

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Henry Bloch School of Business

Honors Graduate

Rust College

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration/Accounting

Honors Graduate

Professional Memberships
  • Institute of Internal Audit

  • National Association of Black Accountants

  • National Association of Certified Public Accountants

  • National Black MBA Association

  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Civic & Social Orgranizations
  • Jack & Jill of America, Inc.

  • Executive Women's Golf Association

  • The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

  • NAACP

Awards & Recognition
  • Corporate ROI Award

  • Who's Who in Black Kansas City

  • Regnier Venture Creation Challenge Winner

Training & Development
  • Leadership Excellence

  • Manufacturing Excellence

  • Corporate Leadership Institute (The College of William & Mary)

  • The Center for Creative Leadership

  • Annual Ethics Seminar

  • Corporate Top Gun Leadership Program

  • Dale Carnegie Certified Public Speaker

Zeta & Professional... A Winning Combination.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS

© 2017 Finer Finance . All Rights Reserved

Soror Melissa Walton-Jones, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

2018 Candidate for National Tamias

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