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Lauren Nilan


Senior Manager

Professional Overview

Lauren has more than ten years of experience serving financial institution customers. She has provided assurance and advisory services to institutions that range from small to mid-sized community banks, multi-billion dollar regional entities, and international financial services companies.

Lauren has experience with AICPA and PCAOB financial statement audits, integrated internal control audits (SOX and FDICIA), outsourced FDICIA testing, internal audits, and compliance audits. Additionally, she has experience with initial public company registrations, internal control identification/implementation, risk assessments, financial reporting assistance, loan file reviews, interest rate risk/liquidity management reviews, and other agreed-upon procedures engagements with financial services companies. In addition to traditional public accounting experience, Lauren served as the Risk Officer at a small SEC registrant community bank.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • B.B.A., Accounting, University of Georgia
  • MAcc, Audit, University of Georgia
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • South Carolina Bankers School Graduate
  • Georgia Bankers Advanced Compliance School Graduate

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Independent Banks of South Carolina
  • Florida Bankers Association
  • Georgia Bankers Association

Civic and Community Activities

  • Trident United Way, Young Leaders Chair, Finance Review Committee Member, Campaign Committee Member
  • Charleston Police Support Fund, Treasurer
  • YoungLives Charleston, Steering Committee Member
  • Junior League of Charleston, Past Finance Committee Member
  • Susan G. Komen Lowcountry, Past Board Member


Assurance & Attestation Services

Attestation & Other Engagements

Audits, Reviews, Compilations


Financial Services