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Pat Fitzgerald

Managing Director, Government Contractor Solutions - Baker Tilly US, LLP

Acquisition, Resourcing and Financial Management

Patrick J. Fitzgerald, CPA

Managing Director, Government Contractor Solutions
Baker Tilly US, LLP

Pat joined the firm in 2015, bringing with him about 35 years of experience in government auditing and acquisition, including expertise in enhancing the cost effectiveness of business operations, resolving compliance challenges, improving business system effectiveness, conducting internal investigations, preparing for negotiations, and improving relationships between contractors, auditors and contracting officers.

Pat is the former director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) for the Department of Defense (DOD). There, he oversaw the agency’s $600 million budget and the 5,000 professionals providing contract audit and advisory services. His background also includes working with soldiers to enhance mission success, making recommendations to army leaders for resolving varied issues and directing the internal audit function as the U.S. Army’s Auditor General and reporting directly to the Secretary of the Army.

Pat possesses extensive knowledge of government contracting processes, including cost accounting standards. His experience includes serving on the five-person OMB Cost Accounting Standards Board representing the DOD.

An exceptional communicator, having testified before members of congress on several occasions, Pat often advises clients on how to employ effective communication strategies to help resolve issues.

Specific experience


Master of Science in policy and management, Georgetown University

Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting, University of Baltimore

Co-authored “DCAA Working to Improve Audit Quality and Management” in Federal Times newspaper article on strategy to transform the Defense Contract Audit Agency with former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer) the Honorable Robert F. Hale (August 8, 2010).

Professional Organizations

Thought leadership