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Bernardo Soto Peñafiel, CPA, Audit and Assurance

Bernardo Soto Peñafiel

Audit and Assurance


BDO Mexico City Torre Mayor

+52 (55) 8503 4200



Bernardo has over 30 years experience in audits, serving multinational companies, some of them subsidiaries of publicly-held companies in different markets around the world as well important domestic companies publicly and privately-held organizations.  He has knowledge of US GAAP, Mexican GAAP, IFRS and German HBII rules. He has provided services in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, retail sales, chemical and pharmaceutical, mining, energy and textiles. His experience in mining industries, including audits of subsidiaries of US and Canadian Mining Public companies, includes testing in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley. His experience in energy industry; he is the engagement partner of PEMEX, the Mexican governmental petroleum company, his experience also includes audits of an important Mexican company whose main activity is the drilling of oil wells and the leasing of equipment to PEMEX and audits of companies whose main activity is the sale/purchase of natural gas and other activities related to sewerage treatment.



President of the National Commission of General Accepted Auditing Standards of the Mexican Institute of Certified Accountants 2013-2015. Member of this board  since 2004

Active member of the Mexican Institute and College of Public Accountants (Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos, A. C. and of the Colegio de Contadores Públicos de México, A. C.)

Ex-member of the Commission of Professional Investigation of Mexican Financial Reporting Standards of the Guadalajara College of Public Accountants

Ex-member of the Guadalajara and Cd. Juarez Colleges of Public Accountants (Colegios de Contadores Públicos de Guadalajara Jalisco and of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.)



  • Escuela Superior de Comercio y Administración (IPN) – Public Accountant
  • Certification course in Administrative Auditing from the IPN
  • Certification as a Public Accountant from the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants
  • Certification course in Strategic Development of the Business Advisors at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey – Mexico City Campus