Patrick Fitzgerald, former Director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, Joins Baker Tilly’s Government Contractor Advisory Services Practice

Fitzgerald brings 35 years of federal government audit and advisory experience to one of the nation’s largest contractor advisory practices.

WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2015) –  Leading accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) welcomes Patrick Fitzgerald, former director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), to the firm’s specialized government contractor advisory services practice.

Fitzgerald spent five years as head of DCAA, overseeing the agency’s $600 million budget and 5,000 professionals who provide contract audit and advisory services to Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agency procurement professionals.

His extensive experience with financial management, government contracting, acquisition planning, and organizational dynamics will further strengthen Baker Tilly’s ability to bring well-rounded perspectives and solutions to its government contractor clients.

“Providing clients with the insights and perspectives of such a seasoned government leader will not only expedite complex audit situations, but also help our clients make better long term business decisions,” said Tony Fuller, Baker Tilly’s government contractor advisory services team lead.

Before taking the helm at DCAA, Fitzgerald spent the majority of his career rising though the ranks at the Army Audit Agency, culminating in him leading the Agency as the Auditor General of the Army. Fitzgerald is a certified public  accountant, certified information systems auditor, certified government financial manager and has testified before Congress.

“Joining Baker Tilly and contributing to their mission of helping government contractors succeed in a highly complex regulatory environment is a perfect match with my experience,” said Fitzgerald. “I’m eager to work directly with clients again and play a leadership role in developing the next generation of skilled advisors.”

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