Alicia Mellenthin and payroll go way back . . . all the way back, in fact, to when she was 14 years old, doing the payroll for her parents' taxicab company in Dubuque, Iowa (fun fact: she also did dispatching and drove a bit when she was older).
"I've been doing payroll so long it's become second nature," says Mellenthin.
This March, Mellenthin brought her wealth of skills and experience in the industry to UVA as she took up a position as a Senior Compliance Analyst. In her position, she'll be working specifically with payroll taxes, a role with an analytical bent that appeals to her.
Mellenthin, a certified payroll professional, comes to UVA most recently from the private sector in the Cedar Rapids area, where she still resides. She got the jump on most of us and began working remotely about a decade ago when her husband needed to relocate for work and her employer offered her a remote position to keep her.
"I'm a disciplined person, so working remotely isn't a problem for me. I knew when I saw this position on a job board that I was very interested in the work and I'd enjoy it," she says.
She notes it's been interesting onboarding in a new role, but having Zoom and Teams has made the process a lot easier, and her team in UVAFinance has been welcoming and helpful.
We're grateful to have Mellenthin's 30-plus years of experience in payroll. When she's not working, she and her husband enjoy the great outdoors, particularly water-based activities such as tubing and boating. She has four grown children and two grandkids on the way.