Robert A. Biehl, CPA, CCIFP

Director, Assurance & Business Advisory Services
bbiehl@gbq.com
(614) 947-5211


Bob joined GBQ in 1987 and provides audit, accounting, litigation support and management consulting to over 50 construction and construction related entities.

He serves as the firm’s Director of Construction Industry Services and is involved in the maintenance of the firm’s quality control standards for construction clients.

His industry experience includes a variety of contractors including industrial and residential, heavy highway and specialty trade. Bob is experienced in designing accounting procedures, business start-up experience, job cost consulting and quantification of damage and delay claims.

Bob is a two-time chairperson of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Construction Industry Conference Planning Task Force. He has been a speaker for various construction trade and educational associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Construction Industry CPA’s/Consultants Association, Construction Financial Management Association, Association of General Contractors, The Builders Exchange, Associated Builders and Contractors, Lorman Educational Services and BDO USA, LLP.

Education

  • Ohio University – Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio
  • Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
    • 2016 Deborah Hahn Memorial Winner
    • Chapter Past-President and Past Board Member
    • Member of Executive Committee
    • National Chapter Resource Committee (Former Chair)
  • Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (ICCIFP)
    • Member of the Executive Committee
    • National Past Chairperson
    • Exam Development Committee Chair
  • Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC)
    • National Past President
    • Member of the Newsletter Committee (technical proof reader)
    • Member of the Executive Committee
  • The Associated General Contractors (AGC)
  • American Subcontractors Association (ASA)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
    • Past Board Member and Treasurer
  • The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (BX)
    • Past Co-chair of the Financial/Law Group
  • Surety Association of Central Ohio
  • Ohio Contractors Association (OCA)
  • BDO USA, LLP
    • Former Past Chairman of Construction Accounting Network
    • Audit Committee Chair
    • Executive Committee

Testimony & Depositions

  • Triton Services, Inc. v. City of Cincinnati (Deposed March 1, 2017)
  • Geiger Brothers, Inc. v. Bruner Corp – American Arbitration Association (Testified August 25 and 26, 2016)
  • River Run of Powell, LLC v. Vincent J. Margello, Jr., et al. – Court of Common Please Delaware, Ohio (Testified December 8, 2015 and Deposed January 16, 2014)
  • Converse Electric, Inc. v. Ohio School Facilities Commission – (Deposed February 2012)
  • Claggett & Sons, Inc. v. Board of Education for The Licking County Joint Vocational School District – Court of Common Pleas Licking County, Ohio (Deposed July 15, 2008)
  • Cleveland Construction, Inc. v. Public Employees Retirement System – Court of Common Pleas Franklin County, Ohio (Deposed November 16, 2006 and January 3, 2007 and testified June 5, 2007)
  • Construction Services, Inc. v. Hunt Construction Group, Inc. – U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division (Deposed September 7, 2005)
  • R.B. Jergens Contractors v. The City of Dayton, Ohio – (Deposed October 12, 2004 and testified October 30, 2004)
  • Precision Electrical Services, Inc. v. Hocking College –American Arbitration

Speaking Engagements

  • GBQ Partners LLC “Ownership Transition Options for Contractors”, February 20, 2018
  • GBQ Partners LLC “New Revenue Recognition for Contractors – The Future is Now”, November 30, 2017
  • GBQ Partners LLC “Annual Accounting and Audit Update – New Lease Standard Update”, November 28, 2017
  • PNC Bank “Client Update – PendingAccounting Changes”, October 24, 2017
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Central Ohio “Construction Fraud at the Office and Job Site”, April 11, 2017
  • Columbus Bar Association “Construction Fraud at the Office and Job Site”, March 8, 2017
  • CICPAC Webinar “The Basics of Construction Accounting” October 25, 2017 and 2016, October 29, 2015, November 20, 2014, October 17, 2013, October 24, 2012 and October 13, 2011
  • The Builders Exchange – Rising Leaders – Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers, September 27, 2017, September 28, 2016, September 23, 2015, September 24, 2014, September 25,
    2013, August 29, 2012, and August 31, 2011
  • AICPA National Construction & Real Estate Conference “Best Practices for Indirect Cost Allocations”, December 8, 2016, December 5, 2013 and December 7, 2012
  • BDO Seidman “The Fundamentals of Construction Accounting”, January 5, 2017 and September 9, 2015
  • GBQ Partners, Overmyer Hall Associates and The Guarantee “The Successful Contractor of the Future”, December 1, 2015
  • GBQ Partners, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter and Clavey Consulting “ Construction Project Accounting”, November 12, 2015
  • BDO Seidman “Construction Fraud at the Office and Job Site”, October 7, 2015
  • CFMA Chicago Chapter Education Program “Is There a Proper Accounting for Indirect Costs?”, June 3, 2015
  • Builders Exchange Law and Finance Group “Understanding Contractors Financial Statements”, May 12, 2015
  • Twelfth Annual Louisiana Joint CFMA Conference “Best Practices for Indirect Cost Allocations”, July 31, 2014
  • GBQ Construction Industry Services “Construction Fraud at the Office and Job Site”, June 24, 2014
  • CFMA 2014 National Construction Conference “Small-Firm CFO Roundtable Discussions”, June 10, 2014
  • CFMA 2014, 2012 and 2010 National Construction Conference – “Practical Accounting for Indirect and Equipment Costs in Today’s Business Environment”, June 11, 2014, June 26, 2012 and June 26, 2010
  • Colliers International Quarterly Managers Meeting “FASB Update”, March 20, 2014
  • Westfield Insurance Annual Surety Managers Meeting “Evolving Accounting Standards – They Must Be Broken Because We Keep “Fixing” Them”, November 7, 2013
  • CICPAC 2013 Annual Conference “Strategic Plan” & “Membership Roundtable Facilitator”, July 25, 2013
  • CICPAC 2013 Annual Conference “Strategic Plan” & “Membership Roundtable Facilitator”, July 25, 2013
  • Ohio Construction Conference “Joint Venture Contracting: Keys to Forming a Successful Partnership”, March 14, 2013
  • Columbus Bar Association’s Monthly Construction Group Meeting “Accounting Issues Affecting Contractors in Today’s Environment”, November 14, 2012
  • CICPAC 2012 Annual Conference “Intermediate Accounting and Auditing”, July 19, 2012
  • CFMA Central Ohio Monthly Meeting “Revenue Recognition – The New Reality”, March 20, 2012

Professional Bio