Stephen Bacchetti
Senior Manager


Steve has practiced public accounting since 2011. He primarily focuses on construction and performance audits for construction and capital improvement projects. Steve works closely with universities, K-12 school bond programs, hospitals, tribes and casinos, and federal contractors on construction and capital improvement projects where project costs range from millions to billions of dollars. His experience includes planning, managing, and delivering multiple performance audits resulting in cost savings and significant control and reporting improvements.

In addition to his construction auditing and internal controls experience, Steve has a background in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the transportation industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Construction Auditor, and Certified Internal Auditor.

Selected Publications

  • "When Does a Construction Audit Make Sense for Your Company?" (Moss Adams Insight, March 2020)
  • "Five Tips for Using Contract Language to Control Construction Project Costs" (National Real Estate Investor, September 2018)
  • "Determining if a Construction Audit Makes Sense for Your Tribal Entity, an interview with Stephen Bacchetti" (Moss Adams Insight, September 2018)
  • "Managing a Successful Tribal Construction Project" (Tribal Business Journal, March 2018)
  • "How to Choose the Right Capital Improvement Program Auditor for Your Construction Project" (Moss Adams Insight, March 2017)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Construction Costs: Are You Paying More than You Should?
    (Moss Adams Webcast, August 2019)
  • Management and Audit of Construction Costs
    (PACCON 2018, December 2018)
  • Determining if a Construction Audit Makes Sense for Your Tribal Entity
    (Moss Adams Webcast, September 2018)
  • Internal Audit Series: Managing Construction Contracts
    (Moss Adams Webcast, September 2018)
  • Importance of Developing a Focused Plan for Economic Development Land Use and Master Planning
    (Native American Economic Development Conference, June 2016)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • BS, business administration and accounting, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona