Christopher J. Bitakis, CPA, CGFM, CGMA
With more than 14 years of experience in public accounting, Chris Bitakis has focused primarily on serving the financial and compliance needs of Native American tribes. As an Audit & Assurance Principal, he provides comprehensive financial and compliance assurance services for tribal casinos and other tribal enterprises, as well as financial and federal program compliance audit services for tribal governments.
Chris shares his broad expertise as a frequent speaker at seminars, conferences and training events, including the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Tradeshow and Convention and REDW’s annual Tribal Finance & Leadership Conference. He regularly conducts training classes for tribal gaming commission personnel on improving internal controls and complying with National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS) and conducts in-house Continuing Professional Education trainings for REDW audit staff, as well.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of New Mexico
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of New Mexico, Chris is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the New Mexico Society of CPAs (NMSCPA), and the Association for Government Accountants (AGA). He is also a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).