Edward R. Bannen, CPA

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

Ed serves as a Senior Manager within the assurance practice where he is involved in performing and managing audits, reviews, and agreed-upon procedures. He has a wide range of consulting experience performing buy- and sell-side due diligence, SEC reporting, contract and pricing review, and SOX internal controls assessments. Many of Ed’s clients have complex financial instruments and/or technical accounting treatments that are required by various regulatory agencies.

Ed started his career at GBQ as a staff. Later, Ed accepted an opportunity at Greif Inc., a four billion dollar global manufacturing company located in Delaware, Ohio, where he performed SEC reporting tasks, operational analysis, review of business transactions (acquisitions, divestments, mergers, joint ventures, etc.), incentive plan management and forecasting, compiled information for investor relationships, as well as acted as a liaison between the audit firm and corporate controller’s team. During this time, Ed was also involved in the Hyperion ERP implementation team, providing input on system data flows and process streamlining.

Additionally, Ed worked with the internal controls manager on understanding the control environment, process control implementation and remediation of deficiencies.

Ed returned to GBQ in 2016, where he continues to avidly serve numerous industry niches including SEC clients, manufacturing and distribution, construction, real estate, and technology. Internally at GBQ, Ed is part of our campus recruiting and he leads multiple efforts for staff development. As a recipient of the GBQ Morris Groner, Entrepreneur Award, Ed has been recognized for his ‘outside the box’ thinking and value-add services for both existing and prospective clients.


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

Professional Associations

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


Professional Bio