Patricia Bottomly

Patricia Bottomly

National Managing Partner - Methodology and Consultations


BDO Los Angeles Office



Executive Summary

Patricia has approximately 25 years of experience working in public accounting. During her career, her responsibilities included serving clients in a variety of industries, assisting with regulatory reporting and requirements, as well as current roles consulting directly with engagement teams on complex matters, and setting firm methodology and related guidance.  

For a significant portion of her career, she led engagement teams in a client service partner role, working on audit and attest engagements for clients ranging from start-up businesses to multi-national corporations, both privately held and publicly traded. She offers extensive experience in the retail, consumer products, distribution, and financial industries, and was a leader in the motion picture and television production industry group. In addition to her client service role, she performed technical reviews of financial statements and other corporate documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a regional technical lead and reviewer with the firm’s SEC department.  As a technical lead, she also conducted research on a variety of complex auditing and accounting issues.

Patricia currently serves as a partner in the Professional Practice of BDO, as the partner lead for Methodology and Consultation. In her capacity as a national partner, Patricia establishes the firm’s methodology, and leads several global initiatives to update the firm’s audit approach, by focusing on quality audit execution and the development of practical solutions in application. She ensures compliance with all applicable auditing standards through the review, development, and updating of firm policies, and actively participates as a member of the firm’s Assurance Committee, which governs the firm’s delivery of audit services.

Additionally, Patricia is a board member of the Auditing Standards Board (ASB), AICPA’s senior committee for auditing, attestation, and quality control applicable to the performance and issuance of audit and attestation reports for non-issuers. She also represents the firm on various external taskforces. 

Patricia oversees the consultation practices within the firm and works directly with engagement teams to consult on various auditing and technical matters. She also participates in the training and development of the audit professionals in the practice.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants


B.S., Business Administration, California State University, Northridge