Lauren Farish

Clinical Assistant Professor - Accounting & Business Law

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (214) 460-9947
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98002
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation¬†710-3536

Educational Background

  • BBA - Accounting, Baylor University
  • BBA - Baylor Business Fellows, Baylor University
  • MTA - Taxation, Baylor University
  • MTax - Accounting, Baylor University

Work Experience

  • Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers (July 2020 - Present)
  • Tax Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers (July 2017 - June 2020)
  • Tax Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers (July 2015 - June 2017)
  • Tax Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers (July 8, 2013 - June 2015)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas State Board of Public Accountants (February 4, 2015 - March 31, 2022)

Professional Memberships

  • American Accounting Association (January 2021 - Present)
  • Institute of Management Accountants (2021 - Present)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (October 31, 2010 - Present)


Beginning fall of 2020, I am a clinical professor of accounting at Baylor University. I am continuing to work for PwC in a part time capacity during the school year.

I have over 7 years of accounting for income tax experience (ASC 740) working within the Federal Industry group at PwC. My experience focuses on both preparation and auditing of provisions for income taxes. Specifically, I have had significant experience preparing carve out financial statements. My industry experience includes aerospace and defense, oil and gas, technology, and broadcasting.

I am a graduate of Baylor University with a Masters in Taxation, and undergraduate majors in Business Fellows and Accounting with a minor in mathematics.

Being a Business Fellow allowed for a diverse range in studies, including art history, Latin, Chinese, and marketing research. I had the opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England, focusing on the works of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis. I also completed a thesis on the study of the Baylor Business Brand by using a marketing branding model developed by Keller.

As a graduate student at Baylor, I captained a team in the PricewaterhouseCoopers xTax competition that was selected as one of the top 5 in the nation. We had the opportunity to visit Washington DC and present our case solutions to top leaders at PwC.

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