George A. Saitta, Jr.
- Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 202 589 2366
- M: +1 215 292 1489
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- 555 12th Street, NW
- Suite 700
- Washington, DC, 20004
- United States
- T: +1 202 312 9100
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- B.A., Accounting, Muhlenberg College
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
- Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
- 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. is a Managing Director in the Washington, DC office of FTI Consulting, Inc. and is involved in leading the SEC & Accounting Advisory practice in Washington, DC. Mr. Saitta has spent the majority of his 19-year career as forensic accountant in professional services, consulting with public companies, general counsel, Boards of Directors, Audit Committees and law firms on matters involving application of forensic and technical accounting skill sets to investigate alleged accounting and financial statement disclosure frauds, asset misappropriation, embezzlement schemes and whistleblower allegations.
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. He 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).