GBQ Partners LLC (GBQ) is pleased to announce that Kari Maue, CPA, has joined the firm as a director within the assurance practice. Based in the Cincinnati office, Kari will support GBQ’s national restaurant industry efforts.
Kari joins GBQ with nearly two decades of public accounting experience, most recently serving the restaurant industry as Assurance Director within BDO USA’s leadership team. Her national restaurant industry experience, combined with substantial knowledge managing audits, reviews and compilations, helps to empower growth of GBQ’s clients across all industry segments, including franchisors and franchisees, independents, startups and emerging brands, and mature concepts. While overseeing diverse and complex technical accounting matters, financial reporting requirements and client-specific issues for restaurant and franchisor companies of various sizes, Kari has extensive experience in 401(k) benefit plan audits and internal control assessments.
Dustin Minton, CPA, MBA, Assurance Director and leader of the firm’s Restaurant Services practice, shared, “A forward-looking leader who expands our team’s commitment to empowering growth of our clients’ businesses, Kari’s knowledge and industry-specific expertise will serve her well in this role.”
An avid industry thought leader for several reputable publications, Kari is also an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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