Chris Smith

Global Head of Audit and Accounting


BDO Los Angeles Office



Executive Summary

Chris Smith has almost 30 years of public accounting experience and is BDO’s Global Head of Audit and Accounting. With oversight of both the technical and administrative practices of the firm’s Assurance Practice, he is responsible for ensuring that BDO achieves its technical and management goals. He works with the national directors of the accounting, auditing and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) practices, as well as with the regional managing partners, and manages the activities of the regional technical directors.
Chris is actively involved in developing and reviewing BDO’s external responses to standard setting and regulatory proposals, and he represents BDO on various professional committees and working groups.
His career has spanned multiple industries:  natural resources, technology, manufacturing and distribution, and real estate. 

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Council Member
Auditing Standards Board
California Society of CPAs
Center for Audit Quality, Extended Firm Lead
Center for Audit Quality, International Auditing Task Force
Montana State University, Accounting Advisory Board


M.B.A., Management, University of San Francisco
B.S., Accounting, Montana State University