Tom Powers, CPA

Director of Assurance Services
tpowers@gbq.com
(614) 947-5215


Tom joined GBQ in 2009 and became the Director of Assurance in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Tom was at Ernst & Young LLP for 21 years, serving as an assurance and business advisory services partner for the last seven years in the Columbus office.

Tom has a wide range of industry experiences having served clients in the automotive, retail and restaurants, software and technology, real estate, consumer and industrial products, nonprofit, financial services and for-profit health care sectors.

During his career, Tom has served start-up entities, emerging and middle-market privately held
companies, private equity owned businesses and small to large global public companies.

Tom also served as Ernst & Young’s Japanese Business Services leader in the North Central area. As the practice leader for the North Central area, Tom served as the engagement partner serving 12 Japanese owned companies primarily in the automotive supplier segment.

In addition to his experience in providing assurance services, Tom has extensive experience in advising companies on SEC (US SOX) and Japanese (JSOX) internal control requirements, mergers and acquisitions and various complex accounting issues.

He is a member of the United Way of Central Ohio’s Young Leadership Group and a graduate of the Leadership Columbus class of 2003.

Tom formerly served as Executive Board Member and Treasurer for the Arthritis Foundation of Central Ohio.

Education

  • Ohio Northern University – B.S., Business Administration, Accounting

Professional Associations

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

 

Professional Bio