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Lance C. Moran, CPA

DIRECTOR, AUDIT AND ASSURANCE SERVICES

ABOUT LANCE

Lance began his professional career with a Big Four firm and joined LaPorte in 1995. He assists clients with their audit, assurance, and advisory needs. Lance also works with clients throughout the year, keeping them abreast of industry standards and assisting with implementation best practices. He consults on projects such as agreed-upon procedures, operational reviews, internal control evaluations, industry benchmarking, grant compliance, and due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions, among others. Lance works with clients in a variety of industries, with a focus on dealership services; nonprofits, including education; hospitality and entertainment; and employee benefit plan (EBP) audit services.

DEALERSHIP SERVICES

Lance is a member of LaPorte’s Dealership Services Industry Group and has been serving clients in the industry for over a decade. His experience includes serving the largest Caterpillar equipment dealer in Louisiana. Actively involved with his clients, Lance has developed a deep understanding of their businesses, allowing him to support them through the full lifecycle of their needs.

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN SERVICES

Lance has audited various types of employee benefit plans, including 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and federal contract benefit plans. He is a member of the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Services Group.

HOSPITALITY AND ENTERTAINMENT

Lance has substantive experience serving clients in the restaurant, hotel, food and beverage, and film production industries. As a member of the LaPorte Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Group, he provides assurance and advisory services and merger and acquisition assistance to his clients.

NONPROFIT

Active in the community and the former leader of the LaPorte Nonprofit Industry Group, Lance brings his understanding of the unique concerns of nonprofit entities to bear as he assists clients with audits of financial statements, internal control evaluations, and various other client-specific projects, including industry benchmarking and compliance with government programs. He also provides compliance testing in accordance with Uniform Guidance and has extensive experience with Louisiana Legislative Auditor reporting requirements. Lance initiated the industry group’s very successful annual educational series, which began in 2015 and continues today.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Loyola University of New Orleans

Certified Public Accountant, States of Louisiana and Mississippi
AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate I Program

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member
Jefferson Dollars for Scholars, Former Board Treasurer
Jefferson Parish Recreation Department (Pontiff Playground), Volunteer Coach
Jesuit High School Rugby Club, Former Board Treasurer
Leadership Jefferson, Graduate and Former Advisory Committee Member
Loyola University College of Business Administration, Former Alumni Board Member
St. Catherine of Siena Men’s Club
St. Mary’s Dominican High School New Orleans, Finance Committee Member

Lance Moran, CPA

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Dealership Services
Employee Benefit Plan Services
Hospitality and Entertainment
Nonprofit

504.835.5522

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