Lauren Pesa

Board Member


Lauren is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Accounting and Reporting Advisory Group.  She is a subject matter expert on leases/real estate, business combinations, and consolidation.  She previously held a role in National Office Accounting Consultation from 2015-2017.  She has experience presenting at national trainings and has published various technical articles with Deloitte.

She has worked with some of the largest and most prominent companies on their ASC 842 leasing implementation activities. She has spoken around the country at industry conferences and client-specific trainings on leasing.  She serves in a key role within Deloitte providing interpretive guidance on the standard and has interacted with the other large firms as well as the FASB.  She is a lead author on the Leasing Roadmap published by Deloitte in 2018.

Lauren began her career with Deloitte in 2009, focusing primarily on the real estate industry.  She has experience with bankruptcy accounting, initial public offerings, real estate carve-outs, spin-offs, business combinations, consolidations, liability vs. equity determinations, statements of cash flow, as well as other technical areas of accounting.

She has facilitated Deloitte new hire, experienced assistant, and new senior national training programs at Deloitte University.  She has also experience presenting accounting and auditing updates to client contacts throughout her career.

Lauren is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Lauren holds a B.A. in Accounting from Loyola University Chicago and is a certified public accountant licensed to practice in Illinois.