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Carlos A. Otal




Executive summary


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.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • CPA — Virginia
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants


Community involvement

  • Member, Loudoun Impact Fund, Community Foundation of Northern Virginia
  • Member, Virginia Society of CPAs Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council


Presentations and publications



  • BS, Accounting, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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