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Phillip Branch

Phillip Branch, CPA, CGMA

1020 Highland Colony Parkway
Suite 400
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Main: 601.326.1000
Direct: 601.326.1355
FAX: 601.898.9054

Phillip is a financial institutions senior manager at HORNE LLP. He specializes in external audits, internal audits, SOX compliance and regulatory compliance. Phillip also has specific expertise in SEC-registered institutions and FDICIA institutions, having helped multiple banks navigate SEC comment letters, SEC reporting compliance and enhancements, and COSO implementation.  

Phillip joined the firm in 2006 and has more than 10 years of specialized experience in risk management. He also has extensive experience serving community banks, including publicly-traded institutions. Phillip manages a number of HORNE’s financial institutions across Mississippi and Louisiana ranging from $140 million in assets to over $13 billion in total assets. He also helps bridge the gap for a number non-banking clients across HORNE that have characteristics similar to financial institutions, such as housing finance authorities and healthcare organizations with complex investments and derivatives.           

Phillip earned a Bachelor of Accountancy from Mississippi State University and also graduated from the University of Mississippi’s School of Banking. He is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, Board Member, Co-chairman of the Banking Committee
  • Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Alabama Bankers Association