Erica Hightower

  • CPA
  • CISA
  • CCSFP
  • CHCO

Manager, Risk Assurance & Advisory Services

KraftCPAs PLLC

555 Great Circle Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37228

Erica Hightower is a manager with the KraftCPAs risk assurance & advisory services practice. She is responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing integrated internal audit engagements, consulting on internal controls, evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes, and assisting in the audit risk assessment and audit plan development process.

Her experience includes internal audit, IT audit, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing, System & Organization Controls (SOC) attestation engagements, HITRUST and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) engagements, and FFIEC IT regulatory audits for financial institutions.

Erica plays a key role in our SOC practice and works with clients in many industries, including healthcare, logistics, technology (managed IT and cloud services), and manufacturing. She leads IT audit and SOX testing for one of our largest clients, a financial institution with assets in excess of $30 billion. Erica is also involved in leading other consulting services, such as HIPAA Gap Assessment and Risk Analysis, as well as performing HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) Validated Assessment engagements for start-up healthcare organizations.

Prior to joining Kraft as an intern, Erica was an audit intern with a local public accounting firm where she worked on financial internal school fund audits for several public school systems in Middle Tennessee.

Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors
  • ISACA
  • KraftCPAs Practice Development Committee
  • Member of Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT), Scholarship Committee, Outreach Committee, Mentor Program
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