Lauren Hanat provides business advisory and accounting services to franchise clients. In this role, she focuses on providing insights and consultation on franchise operations while managing the spectrum of the outsourced bookkeeping experience. Lauren is passionate about helping franchisees achieve their goals and providing the support that allows them to focus on what matters.
Prior to joining HORNE in 2019, Lauren worked in internal audit where she focused on championing internal control and corporate governance concepts; providing process improvement and value-add audits; striving for consensus on audit findings and remediation; and implementing quality assurance and improvement programs. In addition to internal audit, Lauren worked at an international accounting firm in the Forensic Services Practice where she was responsible for contract compliance, risk mitigation and project management.
Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Classics and a Master of Science in Accounting and Information Analysis from Lehigh University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in New York, Pennsylvania and Mississippi; a Certified Internal Auditor; a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Fraud Examiner.