Kazim F. Unalan, CPA, CEPA

Director, Tax & Business Advisory Services
(614) 947-5309

Kaz began his career in public accounting with GBQ in 1999.

Over the years Kaz has had extensive experience in serving clients in the real estate, construction, manufacturing/distribution and restaurant industries. Kaz also has significant experience in providing tax compliance and consulting to high net worth individuals.

Kaz’s focus at GBQ is to provide tax compliance and consulting for middle market, closely held businesses and to assist clients with their business planning, compliance and tax examination needs.

Kaz is also a Certified Exit Planning Advisor, which helps business owners transition ownership of their companies, while achieving all of their personal, business and financial goals. Kaz is part of GBQ’s Transaction Advisory Services Group assisting clients with their tax planning, structuring and due diligence needs.

Kaz is a member of the Mirolo Foundation Audit Committee, past Board Member of Columbus Landmarks Foundation, past-Treasurer of the Young Buckeyes of Central Ohio Alumni Club, past-Treasurer for the Ohio League of Conservation Voters, member of NAIOP, and current board member of Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio.

In 2012, Kaz was recognized by Columbus Business First as one of Columbus’ Forty Under Forty. Kaz is also a 2013 graduate of Leadership Columbus.


  • The Ohio State University – B.S., Business Administration, Accounting

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • BDO USA Construction Accounting Network
  • Columbus Association of Tax Professionals
  • Exit Planning Institute
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants


Professional Bio