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 at FTI Consulting in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Saitta is in the Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services (FAAS) practice in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting (FLC) segment. He is involved in the leadership of the SEC & Accounting Advisory practice in Washington, DC. Mr. Saitta has spent the majority of his 18-year career as a forensic accountant in professional services, consulting with public companies and law firms on matters involving forensic accounting, alleged accounting and financial frauds, technical accounting determinations, disclosure issues and audit practice.
Mr. Saitta has managed and performed forensic accounting, internal investigations, technical accounting advisory, internal control remediation and litigation support engagements, many involving application of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and SEC disclosure rules and regulations, among others. He also has performed internal investigations of alleged accounting improprieties on behalf of Audit Committees of public companies and their Counsel. Mr. Saitta has a specific concentration in performing the noted engagements for clients operating in the Hotel and Hospitality industry.
Noteworthy, Mr. Saitta served as a primary lead in advising a major (hotel chain) public company on its accounting execution for two large “step transactions” and “spin-offs.” These engagements required multiple year commitments from Mr. Saitta (primarily spanning 2014 thru early 2018). Pursuant to these efforts, Mr. Saitta supervised FTI Consulting teams and coordinated with company personnel across multiple International and U.S. Corporate and Hotel locations to drive execution and review of journal entries to record these transactions along with preparation of technical memoranda and other substantiating accounting documentation.
Mr. Saitta has been proffered as an expert witness and has testified in defense of expert opinions issued at deposition. He has performed dispute advisory consulting services, primarily for law firms working on behalf of corporate clients. He has experience in review of accounting records and audit work papers in large discovery sets, drafted expert reports under Fed. Rule 26 and prepared direct and cross-examination lines of questioning to assist counsel at trial, Daubert hearings, and opposing expert depositions.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Saitta was a Vice President in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice of Duff and Phelps and at a boutique forensic accounting firm in Bethesda, MD where he concentrated on similar engagements.
Mr. Saitta was selected as a member of FTI Consulting’s International 2016 Managing Director Leadership Forum class. 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).