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

Best in Sector Financial Services & Independent Accounting Firm

AI Best in Sector: Financial Services

GBQ Consulting was awarded the 2015 Best in Sector: Financial Services award from Acquisition International Magazine.
Independent Accounting Firm of the Year

AI Independent Accounting Firm of the Year

GBQ was awarded the 2015 Independent Accounting Firm of the Year award from Acquisition International Magazine.
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All-Star Firm

In its 2015 annual study involving the 200 largest CPA firms in the country, INSIDE Public Accounting has ranked GBQ the #1 valuation practice nationally, as measured by valuation volume relative to total firm revenues. 2015 marks the third consecutive year the valuation practice has been recognized as #1.

Best Backyard Effect Award

The Best Backyard Effect award showcases the long-term commitment and achievement of the many organizations and individuals in this region by recognizing one Rev1 portfolio company and customers, advisors, and expert service providers that have helped it achieve success. GBQ was awarded the 2015 Best Backyard Effect award for their support with Simple-Fill.

Best Places to Work

2015 marks the ninth consecutive year GBQ has been among the Columbus Business First Best Places to Work in central Ohio.
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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.  

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 2010-2015.

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.
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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.

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.

Forty Under 40

In 2015, Sara Robertson, Director of Marketing was named a Forty Under 40 award honoree by Columbus Business First.
Healthiest Employers 2015

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.
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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.

INSIDE Public Accounting – Top 200 Accounting Firm

GBQ was named a Top 200 Accounting Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting from 2010-2015. The report ranks the nation’s largest accounting firms.
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Philadelphia Business Journal Healthiest Employer

GBQ is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of all of its associates. That’s why being named a Philadelphia Business Journal 2015 Healthiest Employer is an honor. 
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Pillar Award for Community Service

The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contributions to their communities. GBQ was a 2016 Honoree.

SmartCEO Corporate Culture Winner

GBQ’s Philadelphia office was named a SmartCEO magazine Corporate Culture Winner. The Corporate Culture Award honors companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

SmartCEO Executive Management Award

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

SmartCEO Healthiest Company

GBQ’s Philadephia office was named a SmartCEO magazine Healthiest Employer in 2015.
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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).

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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Wealth & Finance International Best Valuation and Forensic Advisory Services

GBQ Consulting was awarded the 2015 Finance Award Best for Valuation Services and Best Forensic Advisory Services from Wealth & Finance International Magazine.