We work hard to stay humble, but sometimes we need to share just how proud we are when other highly reputable organizations recognize the work we do.
Top Workplaces for 2021 - The Blade
In February 2021, The Blade daily newspaper publication in Toledo, OH named GBQ a Top Workplaces for 2021 based on employee engagement survey results. Divided into categories based on their size, honorees are provided with the opportunity to stand out in a competitive market and highlight its people-centered culture.
Best of the Best Firms - Inside Public Accounting
GBQ earned the recognition of being named an INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Best of the Best Firm, designed to honor 50 of the country’s highest-performing CPA firms.
Top 200 Firms - Inside Public Accounting
For the 10th consecutive year, GBQ has earned the recognition of being named an INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 Accounting Firms ranking #117. Firms are ranked by U.S. net revenues and are compiled by analyzing the more than 540 responses received for IPA’s Survey and Analysis of Firms. The Top 200 list is made up of firms ranging in size from $20 million to $39.5 million.
Best In Ohio Business
In October 2020, the Ohio Business magazine named GBQ a Best in Ohio award recipient in a poll of the publication's readers. The program was designed to honor the many businesses and services that make Ohio a great place to do business.
Best Places to Work (Cincinnati)
2020 marked the fourth time receiving the recognition of being named a Best Places to Work by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Best Places to Work (Columbus)
2020 marked the 14th 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 2020 Best Workplaces in Ohio by Ohio Business Magazine. This marked the fifth consecutive year GBQ was honored.
Callahan & Associates
In 2020, GBQ was listed by Callahan & Associates as a 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.
Best of Business - Best Accounting Firm
Readers of Columbus CEO magazine voted GBQ the “Best Accounting Firm” in the annual Best of Business Poll for the years 2010-2015 and 2017-2020.
Corporate Citizenship
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 was a finalist for the award in 2002-2008 and 2010-2017. In 2018, the award was replaced with the Corporate Citizenship Award. GBQ was named a finalist in the “Large Employer” category in 2018 and 2019.
Wonderful Workplaces for Young Professionals
GBQ was named a Wonderful Workplace for Columbus Young Professionals by the Columbus Young Professionals Club for the eighth consecutive year. Honorees in and around Columbus are determined based on four key areas: coolness (attraction), stickiness (retention), community impact and growth opportunities for emerging leaders.
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.
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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