Carlos Otal is managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Services and Solutions. He is also the managing partner in charge of Public Sector’s Financial Management Advisory and Assurance Services practice. Otal has nearly 25 years of experience spanning the full range of financial management services — from internal and financial statement auditing to organizational and process improvement to the assessment and implementation of enterprise systems, including program management, strategy, acquisition and business model development for clients installing enterprise solutions, implementing large-scale commercial off-the-shelf software, or migrating to a shared service provider.
Since joining Grant Thornton in 2005, Otal has led a successful array of financial management and systems engagements for a wide variety of clients, including but not limited to the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Energy and Defense, as well as the U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the state of California. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Otal was a senior industry executive with Oracle Corporation’s (formerly PeopleSoft's) public sector group, focusing on the promotion and advancement of enterprise application solutions to the federal government. Previously, Otal was an associate partner and senior manager with IBM Business Consulting Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers, respectively.
- Business consulting
- Business risk
- Restructuring & turnarounds
- Public sector
Professional qualifications and memberships
CPA — Virginia
Association of Government Accountants
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Presentations and publications
Co-author, "A Model for Realignment and Consolidation: Applying BRAC Principles to the Federal Financial Management and Systems Environment," Journal of Government Financial Management, June 2013.
Contibuting author, "AGA Research Report No. 31: Government-wide Financial Reporting, Association of Government Accountants, Corporate Partner Advisory Group, July 2012.
BS, Accounting, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University