Lauren has been with Heard, McElroy & Vestal’s Shreveport office since 2008 and currently serves as a Senior Manager in the Audit department. Lauren specializes in Employee Benefit Plan audits while additional areas of expertise include audit and assurance services of financial institutions, foundations, and employee benefit plans. Other responsibilities include review of prepared financial statements for compliance with GAAP requirements, research and resolution of client accounting issues, and identification of potential internal control improvements.

Louisiana Tech University is Lauren’s alma mater, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Professional Accountancy. Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA). Lauren has obtained the Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit certification from the AICPA. She is currently participating in the Leadership Shreveport program led by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.

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