Emily Ludgate, CPA

Director, Tax & Business Advisory Services
(567) 833-8048

Emily has nearly 30 years of experience, focusing on tax accounting and income taxes for multi-national corporations. Emily started her career with GBQ in 1997 before leaving to pursue positions with two Big 4 firms and hold senior tax roles with public companies. She returned to GBQ in 2021 to serve as Director, Tax & Business Advisory Services.

Most recently, Emily was a Managing Director with Ernst & Young LLP. At Ernst & Young, Emily was the Northeast Ohio Global Compliance and Reporting leader focused on providing income tax compliance and tax accounting issues for SEC and privately-held companies. Prior to EY, Emily held senior tax positions at three different public companies. In those roles, she provided tax technical advice to business operations and corporate leaders regarding potential transactions and pending potential law changes, managed all tax compliance operations, including federal, state and international tax returns and performed all external and internal budgeting and forecasting.


  • The Ohio State University – Accounting
  • University of Mount Union – B.A., Communications

Professional Associations

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


Professional Bio