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.
Wonderful Workplaces for Young Professionals
For the 11th consecutive year GBQ has earned the recognition of being named on the 2024 list of Wonderful Workplaces for Young Professionals by the Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP Club).
2024 Top Workplaces - The Blade
GBQ was recognized as a 2024 Top Workplace by The Blade daily newspaper publication in Toledo, OH, based on employee engagement survey results. This marks the third time GBQ was honored since entering the Toledo market.
Ohio Success Awards
Recognizing the state's most successful and consistent organizations and leaders, we are proud to be named among those contributing to Ohio's strength as a growing and thriving area of opportunity.
Top 100 Firms - Accounting Today
Recognizing the country’s Top 100 largest firms, GBQ is proud to debut among Accounting Today’s most prestigious list of progressive and innovative organizations empowering growth of their clients’ businesses, and their bottom line.
Regional Leaders - Accounting Today
The country’s second-largest region in terms of revenue, GBQ is proud to once again be among the top firms in the Great Lakes region, reporting double-digit expansion due to unique growth strategies and service solutions.
International Torch Awards for Ethics
Our first international award, GBQ is proud to be recognized for our commitment to social responsibility, organizational culture and ethical practices. This award embodies the BBB mission of advancing trust in the marketplace.
Top 100 Firms - Inside Public Accounting
GBQ has earned a coveted spot among INSIDE Public Accounting's (IPA) list of Top 100 Firms for the second consecutive year. Firms are ranked by U.S. net revenues and are compiled by analyzing the more than 600 responses received for IPA’s Survey and Analysis of Firms. GBQ was ranked among the Top 200 from 2010-2021.
Best of the Best Firms - Inside Public Accounting
GBQ earned the recognition of being named an INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm, designed to honor 50 of the country’s highest-performing CPA firms. The firm was also honored in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2010-2013, 2016, 2020-2023.
Better Business Bureau Torch Award For Ethics
GBQ is proud to be recognized for our commitment to integrity and ethical practices. Having won this award in 2014, GBQ is the only two-time recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s most prestigious honor.
Best In Ohio Business
In October 2023, the Ohio Business Magazine named GBQ a Best in Ohio Business 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. The firm was also honored in 2020 and 2021.
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 2017-2023.
Best in Cincy Business
GBQ entered the Cincinnati market in 2016 with one purpose: empower growth. Our team is delighted to be honored among the businesses and services that make the area a great place to do business.
Best Places to Work (Cincinnati)
2023 marked the sixth time receiving the recognition of being named a Best Places to Work by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Best Places to Work (Columbus)
2023 marked the 17th 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 2023 Best Workplaces in Ohio by Ohio Business Magazine. This marked the eighth consecutive year GBQ was honored.
Callahan & Associates
In 2022, 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.
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 2018-2019 and 2022.
Workplace Culture Excellence Award
GBQ received recognition at the 2023 BDO Alliance USA Annual Conference for our robust employee engagement, including opportunities for growth and advancement, and a people-centered culture that thrives in the face of adversity.
The Medical Mutual Pillar Award
GBQ is honored to be recognized for our commitment to the central Ohio community by being named a recipient of the 13th Annual Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service. Presented by Smart Business, this accolade was introduced in 1998 to honor businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contributions to their community.
America's Best Tax Firms by Forbes
GBQ is proud to announce it has earned the recognition of being named among the Forbes lists of America’s Best Tax Firms and America’s Best Accounting Firms for the fourth consecutive year. This marks Forbes’ fourth annual ranking of companies in partnership with market research company Statista.

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