Carlos Otal is the new managing partner of Grant Thornton LLP’s Global Public Sector Financial Management Advisory and Audit Services.

Otal will lead Grant Thornton’s rapidly growing financial management consulting and assurance offerings to federal, state, local and international governments.

“Carlos’ extensive experience providing public and private sector financial management consulting, systems and audit services makes him an ideal candidate for this role,” managing principal of the firm’s Global Public Sector practice Srikant Sastry said in a statement. “Through tighter collaboration and coordination of our financial management advisory and audit offerings to government agencies, he will accelerate the services that will help our clients enhance their performance and navigate these challenging times.”

Otal has nearly 25 years of experience working with internal and financial statement auditing, organizational and process improvement, assessment and implementation of enterprise systems, as well as program management, strategy, acquisition and business model development for clients installing enterprise solutions, implementing large-scale commercial off-the-shelf software, or migrating to a shared service provider.

Otal joined Grant Thornton in 2005, and had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, including the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Energy and Defense, as well as the U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the state of California.

Prior to Grant Thornton, Otal was a senior industry executive with Oracle Corporation’s (formerly PeopleSoft's) Public Sector group, focusing on the promotion and advancement of enterprise application solutions to the federal government. Previously, Otal was an associate partner and senior manager with IBM Business Consulting Services and PwC LLP, respectively.

Otal, who is a CPA, earned a bachelor’s in accounting from Virginia Tech, and a certificate in project management from The George Washington University. He is a member of the Association of Government Accountants, the AICPA and the Virginia Society of CPA.

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