Christopher S. Mast, CPA, CCIFP

Director, Construction Industry Services
(614) 947-5303

Chris joined GBQ in 2011 following graduation from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

As Director within the Assurance practice, Chris serves various privately held clients, primarily in the construction and real estate industries. He is also part of the employee benefit plan audit group and has experience directing audits for defined contribution plans.

Chris is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), the sole accounting certification for construction financial professionals. He is also a 2018 graduate of the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio Rising Leader Institute, in partnership with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Chris is also actively involved in the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, the Association of Builders and Contractors, the Ohio Contractors Association, the Construction Financial Management Association, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks.


  • Olivet Nazarene University – B.S., Accounting and Economics of Finance

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (ICCIFP)
  • Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
  • The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (BX)
    • Central Ohio Rising Leader Institute (Class of 2018)
    • Member of the Law and Finance Group
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Treasurer
  • Ohio Contractors Association (OCA)
  • Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Select Speaking Engagements

  • “Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers”; The Builders Exchange – Rising Leaders; Columbus, OH; September 2022 – 2018
  • “Financial Tools for the Trades”; The Builders Exchange; Columbus, OH; May 2023 – 2021
  • “Understanding and Accounting for Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies”; GBQ Accounting and Auditing Update: Columbus, OH; November 2022
  • “Intermediate Construction Accounting & Auditing”; CICPAC; Chicago, IL; July 2023 and 2021
  • “Financial Accounting Standards Board Update”; GBQ Accounting and Auditing Update; Columbus, OH; November 2020 and 2019