Our People

Lauren Hanat

Lauren Hanat, CPA, CIA, CAMS, CFE

1404 24th Avenue
Suite 100
Gulfport, MS 39501
Main: 228.206.0001
Direct: 228.206.5934

Lauren is a senior manager at HORNE where she focuses on providing business advisory and accounting services to franchise clients. Lauren is dedicated to not only providing financial and regulatory reporting services, but also delivering anticipatory insights and operational process improvements.

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 provided forensic services where she was responsible for contract compliance related to business economic loss claims, 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, Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners