Lazaro Gutierrez

Laz Gutierrez

South Florida Assurance Co-Managing Partner


BDO Miami - Brickell Avenue Office



Executive Summary

As a partner in the firm’s audit practice in the U.S., Lazaro Gutierrez has vast experience conducting audits of financial statements and advisory engagements for entities in various industries such as aviation, energy, real estate and construction, wholesale/distribution, nonprofit, and others.

He is proficient at leading first-time audit engagements, and continuously improving upon existing engagements by customizing audit plans in order to deliver efficient and effective client service. Lazaro also has a thorough understanding of Government Auditing Standards (“The Yellow Book”) issued by the Comptroller General of the United States and possesses the continuing education required by the AICPA and Government Auditing Standards.

With more than ten years of global audit and advisory experience, he has been exposed to complex internal control environments and dealt with a wide array of technical accounting matters, including highly judgmental matters wherein elaborate deliberations with clients’ external audit engagement teams and their national offices have been involved. Such matters include changes in reporting entity; carve-out financial statements; variable interest entity and other consolidation matters; business combination; revenue recognition; discontinued operations; common control and other related party transactions; leasing; and derivative financial instruments.
Additionally, Lazaro has experience conducting buyer-side and seller-side due diligence and has provided advisory services to companies in anticipation of an IPO.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants


M.B.A, Florida Atlantic University
B.B.A., Florida Atlantic University

Community Involvement

Hispanic Unity of Florida, Finance Committee
Lighthouse of Broward County, Inc., Board of Directors
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami Alumnus