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Carlos Otal, National Managing Partner of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Services and Solutions

Carlos Otal

National Managing Partner

Grant Thornton

Carlos Otal, National Managing Partner of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Services and Solutions

Carlos Otal is the national managing partner of Grant Thornton’s public sector services and solutions segment. 

Otal joined the accounting company in 2005 and has since led financial management and systems engagements for various federal government clients, including the departments of the Treasury, Energy and Defense, as well as the Social Security Administration and the Office of Personnel Management.

Previously, he has worked for companies such as Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, according to his company profile

Before joining Grant Thornton, he spent more than a year as a senior industry executive for Oracle’s public sector group. One of his core responsibilities back then was promoting the use of enterprise application solutions across the federal government.

He was also a former associate partner at IBM Business Consulting Services and senior manager at PwC. 

Throughout his career, he has gained experience in several areas of financial management, including internal and financial statement auditing, organizational and process improvement, as well as assessment and implementation of enterprise systems.  

Otal has been featured in a financial management journal. 

Together with Ward Melhuish, he co-authored “A Model for Realignment and Consolidation: Applying BRAC Principles to the Federal Financial Management and Systems Environment,” which was published in the Journal of Government Financial Management. 

A certified public accountant, Otal is a member of the Association of Government Accountants, the American Institute of CPAs and the Virginia Society of CPAs.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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