George A. Saitta, Jr. is a Managing Director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment and specializes in partnering with public companies and their counsel on internal, whistleblower, forensic accounting and regulatory-driven investigations, involving the application of technical accounting skill sets. He also has consulted with companies in an advisory capacity on a number of technical accounting issues.
Mr. Saitta has managed and performed internal investigations, forensic accounting, technical accounting advisory, internal control remediation and litigation support engagements, many involving application of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) disclosure rules and regulations. He has led and performed internal investigations of alleged accounting improprieties and whistleblower allegations on behalf of Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of public companies and their outside counsel.
More recently, Mr. Saitta served as primary engagement lead responsible for FTI Consulting’s delivery and execution on several complex internal investigations at public companies and involving whistleblower allegations raised to both the company’s Audit Committee and the SEC.
These investigations involved review of improper revenue and expense recognition (under ASC 606), improper capitalization of expenditures, procurement fraud, and failed operational and internal control over financial reporting, among other topics. Mr. Saitta has presented on investigative procedures to regulatory agencies, such as the SEC, as well as Board, Audit Committee and other company stakeholders.
Mr. Saitta served as a primary engagement lead in advising a major (hotel chain) public company on its accounting execution for two large "step transactions" and "spin-offs." This involved his multi-year and onsite commitment as part of executing and validating the financial accounting and reporting for these transactions. Mr. Saitta has led and performed technical accounting advisory engagements involving the implementation of new accounting standards at public companies (e.g., ASC 606 and ASC 842), including documentation of accounting conclusions and leading coordination efforts.
Mr. Saitta has been proffered as an expert witness and has testified in defense of expert opinions issued at deposition and in arbitration. He presented at mediations to facilitate understandings of accounting issues. He has led and performed dispute advisory consulting services, primarily for law firms working on behalf of corporate clients.
Mr. Saitta was selected as a member of FTI Consulting’s International 2016 Managing Director Leadership Forum class and was named as a two-time FTI Awards Finalist for his contributions to the global firm. He is actively involved in mentoring and development of junior staff for the firm and serves as a frequent trainer and speaker at FTI Consulting events (e.g., Milestone Trainings, National New Hire Orientation).
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Forensic Accounting & Investigations
White Collar Defense
Corporate Fraud & Investigations