Lauren Hayes

Lauren Hayes

Partner, CPA, CIA · +1 (972) 748 0351
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Lauren Hayes is a partner with Baker Tilly. Lauren has been in public accounting since 2008. Her primary disciplines include financial statement attestation and employee benefit plan audits. Lauren has a dedicated focus on investment companies including private equity, venture capital, and related management companies. She assists clients with investment company-specific accounting and reporting issues, as well as valuation methodology and standard operating practices in the investment industry. Additionally, Lauren has extensive experience with employee benefit plans, including defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, and health and welfare plans for both public and non-public companies. Through this practice, Lauren has aided clients with complex investment reporting and valuation, plan document compliance reviews, and related plan document compliance corrections. In addition to investment companies and employee benefit plans, Lauren has experience in the service and retail communication industries.

  • Industry specialization in investment companies with a focus on domestic investment partnerships, hedge funds, fund of fund structures, and private equity funds with various investment strategies
  • Extensive knowledge of the accounting and valuation aspects of private investments
  • Leads employee benefit plan audit engagements
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Southwest Benefits Administration
  • University of Texas at Dallas Undergraduate Advisory Council
  • AICPA – Intermediate Employee Benefits Plans Audit
  • AICPA – Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit
  • AICPA – Advanced Defined Benefit Plans Audit
  • AICPA – Advanced Health and Welfare Plans Audit




Master of Science in accounting and information management
University of Texas at Dallas


Bachelor of Science in accounting and information management
University of Texas at Dallas