Ed Bannen, CPA

Senior Manager, Assurance & Business Advisory Services
(614) 947-5204

Ed is a value-add leader focused on increasing enterprise value. His approach to business advisory services is centered on understanding both industry environments and business-specific circumstances. While serving these clients, Ed brings best practices from Fortune 500 companies to private sector industry leaders with teamwork and a focus on communication and planning.

Ed has a wide range of finance consulting experience performing buy and sell-side due diligence, SEC reporting, contract and pricing review, and SOX internal controls assessments. With over ten years of experience in business advisory and financial reporting, Ed has a profound knowledge of financial workings, including identifying potential opportunities for cost savings, planning and executing strategic transactions, and providing technical assistance on complex accounting issues.

As a Senior Manager in the assurance practice, Ed manages audits, reviews, and agreed-upon procedures for various compliance requirements. He has experience coordinating large-scale international audits across multiple reporting entities and various industries to single operation, one location audits. Ed has experience with companies using International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP – US) as well as the respective auditing standards for these frameworks.

Internally at GBQ, Ed is part of campus recruiting and leads multiple efforts for staff development. Ed is also a two-time recipient of the GBQ Morris Groner Entrepreneur Award, which recognized Ed for his “outside the box” thinking and value-add services approach for existing and prospective clients.

A native of Columbus and a family man, Ed is passionate about people, learning, and community.


  • Bowling Green State University – B.S., Accounting

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants


Professional Bio