GBQ, a Top 100 tax, accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Ed Bannen, CPA, Director, Assurance & Business Advisory Services, has been named a partner within the firm.

Ed possesses extensive expertise in successfully navigating the intricate landscape of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP – US), complemented by a robust understanding of the associated auditing standards. His expertise is particularly evident in public company engagements, where he navigates SEC regulations and compliance intricacies, aligning with standards set by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Ed’s commitment to upholding high standards in financial reporting is reflected in his successful management of audits for public companies. Additionally, he brings diverse finance consulting skills, including buy- and sell-side due diligence, SEC reporting, contract and pricing reviews, SOX internal controls assessments, and risk assessment for cost savings. Ed is also recognized for providing technical assistance on complex accounting issues for non-attest clients. His dedication extends to contributing to various industry niches and actively participating in the firm’s campus recruiting and staff development initiatives.

Seven individuals, including Ed, have been promoted to the coveted partner position, marking the largest partner class in the firm’s history. “We are pleased to welcome this dedicated group of seven professionals to the partnership,” said Darci Congrove, Managing Director. “Each of these individuals embodies our core purpose of empowering the growth of our people, our communities and our clients’ businesses. They have diverse career backgrounds and experiences that make GBQ better prepared to empower our clients, deliver exceptional service, help guide and mentor our professionals and serve as leaders in their communities. I am excited to see how they will continue to drive growth and innovation for the firm in 2024 and beyond.”


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