Meet Our Team

Quasar Associates employs highly experienced personnel within the accounting, finance, and auditing professions.  Our senior partners have acted as CFOs, Controllers, Internal Audit heads, and Directors for Big 4 public accounting firms.  Since we have served various companies both internally and externally, we are uniquely positioned to assist our clients by providing solutions that are realistic, efficient, and affordable. 

Quasar Associates is a registered CPA firm.

Bob Burkett, CPA, CISA - Managing Partner

Bob Burkett, CPA, CISA, founder and Managing Partner of Quasar Associates, has been serving Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) clients with his expertise for nearly a quarter century.   With past experience as head of internal audit and as assistant controller for a $20B major corporation, and as senior manager for a Big 4 public accounting company, Bob has served on “all sides of the table” and has attained a unique set of experiences that bridge the gap between company management, audit, and corporate governance expectations. 

Bob sets the vision for Quasar Associates:  become the leading provider of governance, risk and compliance solutions, based on real-world expertise and insight, delivering practical solutions, while exceeding client expectations. 

Bob’s particular areas of technical expertise includes Internal Audit set-up, oversight, and augmentation; Sarbanes Oxley compliance; Information Technology auditing; Board of Directors training and guidance; Service Organization Control (SOC) auditing (SOC 1 and SOC 2); Enterprise Risk Management (ERM - financial, IT, operational, regulatory), and Forensic Auditing. 

Bob actively participates in numerous professional associations focused on GRC, including the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), among others. 

Bob moved to the Washington DC area from Pennsylvania in 2010 and has fallen in love with all of the arts, culture, sports, and culinary delights that the area has to offer.   You may find him at a Nationals baseball game, taking in an opera at the Kennedy Center, or touring one of the many fine museums in downtown DC.