George A. Saitta, Jr., CPA/CFF
- Managing Director
- T: +1 202 589 2366
- M: +1 215 292 1489
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- 1101 K Street NW
- Suite B100
- Washington, DC, 20005
- United States
- T: +1 202 312 9100
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- B.A., Accounting, Muhlenberg College, summa cum laude, First in Class from Accounting Program
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
- Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Accountant Liability
- Accounting & Risk Management
- Corporate Fraud & Investigations
- Forensic Accounting & Investigations
- White Collar Defense
- Financial Institutions
- Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
George A. Saitta, Jr., CPA/CFF, CIA, CFE, CGMA is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services (“FAAS”) practice in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. For the past 16 years, Mr. Saitta has managed and performed forensic accounting, technical accounting advisory, internal control remediation, fraud examination and litigation support engagements, many involving application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (“GAAS”) and SEC disclosure rules and regulations. Mr. Saitta has consulted with large and mid-sized public companies as well as litigation counsel at large law firms on these engagements.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Saitta was a Vice President in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice of Duff and Phelps and at a boutique forensic accounting firm in Bethesda, MD, where he assisted large law firms in a consultancy capacity pursuant to performing forensic accounting and dispute advisory engagements, many involving technical accounting review of large discovery productions and drafting expert reports and opinions in accordance with Fed. Rule 26. He has prepared direct / cross-examination questioning to assist counsel at trial, Daubert hearings, and opposing expert depositions. Mr. Saitta has been individually proffered as an expert witness and has testified in defense of expert opinions issued at deposition.
Noteworthy, both locally and abroad, Mr. Saitta served as a primary team lead on a multi-year assignment for an international hotel and hospitality company where he oversaw the company’s international and domestic accounting teams in accounting for a large corporate tax restructuring and a restructuring of the company’s Australian hotel operations. He also managed and performed a variety of other investigative and internal control remediation projects pursuant to the company’s IPO readiness efforts while on this assignment.
Mr. Saitta also served in Freddie Mac’s External Reporting department, where he analyzed and prepared financial statement, MD&A and footnote disclosures in accordance with GAAP and SEC rules and regulations.
Mr. Saitta began his career in the Business Risk Consulting and Assurance (“BRCA”) practice at Arthur Andersen, where he concentrated on performance of financial statement, internal and forensic audits. He served as one of four Project Leaders advising the Project Management Office (“PMO”) of a large public financial services institution with their SOX implementation and compliance efforts.
Mr. Saitta frequently speaks to professional associations, business groups, and college students about fraud and forensic accounting.
Mr. Saitta is a Certified Public Accountant in PA, VA, DC and MD, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor and has been Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.