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With over 46,000 CPA firms in the United States, we are especially proud to be recognized for our strengths.


Columbus Young Professionals Wonderful Workplace

GBQ was named a Wonderful Workplace for Columbus young professionals. Utilizing a Zagat-style system, CitYPulse rated businesses in and around Columbus testing them in Coolness (Attraction), Stickiness (Retention), Community Impact, and Growth Opportunities for area young professionals.

Torch Award for Ethics

In November 2014, the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) Center for Character Ethics® honored GBQ with a Torch Award. The award seeks to elevate and celebrate the commitment made by for-profit and non-profit enterprises to the highest standards of leadership, character ethics and ethical enterprising.
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The ESOP Association Membership Recruitment Award

Brian Bornino was awarded The ESOP Association’s 2014 Membership Recruitment Award for his work championing Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).

SmartCEO Executive Management Award

In 2014, David Bookbinder, Director, Valuation Services was recognized with the SmartCEO Executive Management Award.
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Callahan & Associates

In 2014, GBQ was listed by Callahan & Associates as the leading firm in Ohio and in the top 20 nationally of credit union audit firms based on assets of credit unions served with more than $40 million in total assets.  
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INSIDE Public Accounting – Top 200 Accounting Firm

GBQ was named a Top 200 Accounting Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting from 2010-2014. The report ranks the nation’s largest accounting firms.
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Healthiest Employers of Central Ohio

GBQ is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of all of its associates. That’s why being named a Columbus Business First’s 2015 Healthiest Employers is an honor. We were also recognized in 2013 as part of the inaugural class.

Fastest-Growing All-Star Accounting Firm

In 2013, GBQ was named one of the Top Five Fastest-Growing firms in the Great Lakes region by INSIDE Public Accounting. We also received this award in 2011.
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Corporate Caring Award

GBQ was recognized by Columbus Business First with a Corporate Caring Award in 2004 and 2014 in the category of “Health & Human Services”. The firm has been a finalist for the award in 2002, 2003, 2005-2008, 2010-2013.
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Columbus C.E.O. Best Accounting Firm

Readers of Columbus C.E.O. magazine voted GBQ the “Best Accounting Firm” in the annual Best of Business Poll in 2010-2014.
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Best Places to Work

2014 marks the eighth consecutive year GBQ has been among the Columbus Business First Best Places to Work in central Ohio.
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INSIDE Public Accounting – Best of the Best Firm

GBQ was named an INSIDE Public Accounting ‘Best of the Best’ Firm for 2013. We are honored to be one of the top 50 firms in the nation. 2013 marks our 7th appearance on the list: 2000, 2001, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.