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

AI Best in Sector: Financial Services

GBQ Consulting was awarded the 2015 Best in Sector: Financial Services award from Acquisition International Magazine.

AI Best of the Best in Finance

GBQ Consulting was awarded the 2016 Best of the Best in Finance award from Acquisition International Magazine.

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 2016 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. 2016 marks the fourth 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 of the Best Firm

GBQ was named an INSIDE Public Accounting ‘Best of the Best’ Firm for 2016. We are honored to be one of the top 50 firms in the nation. 2016 marks our 8th appearance on the list: 2000, 2001, 2004, 2010 – 2013 and 2016.
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Best Places to Work

2016 marks the tenth consecutive year GBQ has been among the Columbus Business First Best Places to Work in central Ohio.

Best Workplaces in Ohio

GBQ was recognized as a 2016 Best Workplaces in Ohio by Ohio Business Magazine.

Callahan & Associates

In 2016, GBQ was listed by Callahan & Associates as the leading firm in Ohio and in the top 15 nationally of credit union audit firms based on assets of credit unions served with more than $40 million in total assets.  

Cincinnati USA Business Awards – 2016 Finalist – Community Involvement

The Cincinnati USA Business Awards honor outstanding performance, economic contributions and leadership excellence in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region.

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.
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Columbus Young Professionals Wonderful Workplace

GBQ was named a Wonderful Workplace for Columbus young professionals in 2014-2016. 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.

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.

Corporate Culture Winner

GBQ’s Philadelphia office was named a SmartCEO magazine Corporate Culture Winner in 2015 and 2016. The Corporate Culture Award honors companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

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.

GBQ Consulting Named Finalist For M&A Advisor Award

GBQ Consulting was named a finalist in the Valuation Firm of the Year category/categories.

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.

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. 

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 Healthiest Company

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

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).

Top 200 Accounting Firm

GBQ was named a Top 200 Accounting Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting from 2010-2016. The report ranks the nation’s largest accounting firms.

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.

Wealth & Finance International Best Valuation and Forensic Advisory Services

In 2015, GBQ Consulting was awarded a Finance Award for Best Valuation & Forensic Advisory Services by Wealth & Finance International magazine.
  • Paul Anderson
  • Senior Director, Assurance & Business Advisory Services
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