Paul R. Anderson, CPA, CGMA, CAP

Senior Director, Assurance & Business Advisory Services
(614) 947-5203

Paul is a native of Chicago, IL and he began his career in public accounting with GBQ.

Paul became a partner of GBQ in 1990 and he has a diverse background that includes significant experience with utilities, investment entities, nonprofit, distribution, contractors, manufacturing and professional services clients. His role includes serving as the lead partner or concurring reviewer on assurance engagements, as well as consulting with clients on a wide range of issues including internal control studies, budgeting, profitability and operational reviews, debt compliance, equity and debt financing, information technology, staffing, working capital management and succession planning.

With over 37 years at GBQ, Paul is a senior member of GBQ’s leadership team and served as Director of Assurance Services from 1990-2016. As Senior Director, he is responsible for the maintenance of the firm’s quality control standards and interpreting current accounting and auditing pronouncements. Paul has also conducted external peer review services of other public accounting firms.

In addition, he is active in several community organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for I Am Boundless, serving as the Treasurer of the Committee 4 Children, a member of The Columbus Club and Chair of the Capital Campaign for First Community  Church. Paul has participated as a rider in six Pelotonias. Previously, he was President of the Board of Directors for CATCO, President of the Board of Directors of the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center, Treasurer of Columbus Sister Cities, Inc., Chairman of the Board and Treasurer of First Community Church, Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Community Village, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rosemont Center and a past member of the Columbus Rotary Club.


  •  University of Evansville, Indiana – B.S., Business Administration,  Accounting

Professional Associations

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


Professional Bio