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Audit & Tax Talk

Description: We’ll share our expertise and simplify the technical without boring you (too much).

Most recent post: Millennial Reminders

With the start of spring, many of us begin to become more and more active throughout our communities, taking vacations, going out to eat and attending concerts/events. The joys of life in the short-term should always be enjoyed to fullest; but it’s important for all of us, especially younger professionals, to be prepared for our [...]

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Bob's Construction Accounting Chat

Description: As Director of Construction Industry Services at GBQ Partners LLC, I find that prior to construction companies becoming a GBQ client, they think all CPAs do is accounting and tax work. I have found through my experience and expertise that helping contractors understand their risks can help them avoid failure. Along with helping contractors understand risk, it is important to help them plan for success and help them understand the impact of the decisions that are made on their company’s balance sheet and income statement.

Most recent post: Open & Closed Job Schedules – Underutilized Tools in Most Construction Companies

As hard as it is to believe, the open and closed job schedules are probably two of the most underutilized tools in most construction companies.  Of course the surety’s, banks and accounting firms like GBQ use these schedules to help analyze the company’s past and future financial performance.  But all too often, the only reason [...]

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Business Technology Group

Description: Technology, like your business, is constantly changing. We will help you sort out the good from the not-so-good, identify and mitigate risks that come with the use of technology, and keep you informed of significant developments that might impact how your business uses technology.

Most recent post: Cyber Security Risks Can Be Mitigated With a Simple Common Sense Approach

It is almost impossible to get through a week without hearing about a new cyber security breach. Considering the first web browser is not even 20 years old, and e-commerce did not really start to evolve for several years after that, the “Threat Landscape” has rapidly evolved from unsophisticated outside attackers to sophisticated hackers and [...]

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Case In Point

Description: Case In Point will explore relevant and newsworthy topics relating to economic damages, bankruptcy, forensic accounting, and fraud, highlighting breaking case decisions, case studies, how to build a financial case, and things to know just in case.

Most recent post: In Case You Haven’t Heard…The NCAA Tournament Tips-Off in Columbus

In January, I wrote about how Columbus, Ohio is turning into a premier city for hosting large events. At that time, Columbus was in the midst of hosting the city’s first NHL All-Star game (which was a huge success!). Columbus also recently played host to the wildly-successful Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, which has grown so [...]

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GBQ Exchange

Description: Sharing conversational insights related to what we’re seeing in the marketplace: client work, industry trends, and commonly asked questions. Our focus is to create a conversation around all things accounting.

Most recent post: This Global Warming is Freezing!

We all woke up this morning hoping to avoid the outdoors, hoping for a day off on account of…the cold? If you are as unfortunate as I am to be without a garage, you had the luxury of scraping deep set ice off of your windshield for at least 20 minutes, while your car took [...]

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GBQ News & Culture

Description: Because accountants don’t have to be square. Tune in for an inside look at the day to day happenings of GBQ.

Most recent post: GBQ’s St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

For over 35 years, GBQ has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as only savvy accountants and consultants can do…with green bagels. GBQ’s green bagel tradition dates back to 1980 when the idea was presented to our three founding partners – Morris Groner, Jack Boyle and Ron Quillin. The annual event was embraced and encouraged by Boyle [...]

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Valuation Observations

Description: Our professionals have extensive experience in the valuation arena and our blog is our way to provide you with insights and analysis of everything BV.

Most recent post: Why You Shouldn’t Have a Formula in Your Buy-Sell Agreement

In many buy-sell agreements, the buyout clause for shares of privately-held stock is determined by a valuation formula, such as “shares will be purchased at a 4 or 5 times multiple of the company’s most recent year EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) as defined by GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) upon death, [...]

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