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 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.
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 - 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 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 2017-2022.
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)
2022 marked the 16th consecutive year GBQ has been among the Columbus Business First Best Places to Work in central Ohio.
Best In Ohio Business
In October 2021, 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.
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.
Top Workplaces for 2023 - The Blade
GBQ was recognized as a 2023 Top Workplace by The Blade daily newspaper publication in Toledo, OH based on employee engagement survey results. This marks the second time 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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