Lauren Pearle, CPA

Audit Manager

Lauren Pearle has been an accounting professional with BNKJ for over twelve years, providing tax and accounting services.  She primarily helps private companies with audits and reviews.  She has particular experience with distribution and service industry clients, as well as construction and retail and extensive ERISA experience.

Lauren has worked with many clients on non-assurance accounting projects.  For example, she has worked previously with a client to fix its bookkeeping problems and financials in time to prepare an accurate tax return. She was able to help the client meet its accounting responsibilities and provided training during the client’s transition from one office manager to a new one. Her work saved the client from being targeted for an audit by the IRS.  She enjoys being a resource to clients, beyond annual audit and assurance responsibilities and providing knowledge to help them perform accounting functions better.

Besides her experience in the public accounting sector, Lauren has experience in the governmental auditing sector.  She worked with an accounting firm in Madison, Georgia as an intern and part-time staff accountant while in college, specializing in the governmental audits of several local municipalities.

Originally from Warren, Ohio, Lauren came to Atlanta via Greenville, South Carolina nearly 24 years ago.  She earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting, cum laude with honors, as well as a Masters in Accountancy with a focus in Auditing from the University of Georgia.

During college football season, Lauren often travels to the University of Georgia, her alma mater, to cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs, as a season ticket holder for over 14 years. She is passionate about all things “UGA” – Athens one of her favorite places to be.  She enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, trying new restaurants in Atlanta, and has traveled to multiple countries, including France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Ecuador. Lauren previously participated in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk in Atlanta, and raised more than $2,000 for the organization, and completed the 3-Day Walk for a second time in 2012, raising more than $2,400 for the organization.