Carlos Otal to Head Grant Thornton Public Sector Financial Mgmt Services

Carlos Otal
Carlos Otal

Carlos Otal, who joined Grant Thornton in 2005, has been appointed managing partner of financial management advisory and audit services for the firm’s global public sector practice.

Otal will oversee the firm’s financial management services for federal, state, local and international government customers, Grant Thornton said Tuesday.

He has led financial management and systems projects for clients such as the departments of Defense, Energy and the Treasury; the Social Security Administration; the Office of Personnel Management and the state of California.

Srikant Sastry, managing principal of Grant Thornton’s global public sector practice, said Otal brings public and private sector financial management consulting, systems and audit services experience to his new position.

Before joining Grant Thornton, he served as a group senior executive for Oracle‘s (NASDAQ: ORCL) public sector and led enterprise application projects for federal government clients.

He has also served as an associate partner and senior manager at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and PwC.

Otal helps lead development and execution of the Association of Government Accountants’ annual Federal Financial Systems summits and contributed to AGA’sResearch Report No. 31: Government-wide Financial Reporting.

According to Grant Thornton, that report documents progress made regarding federal financial management and reporting and makes recommendations for compiling the federal government’s audited financial statements.

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