Sara L. Goldhardt, CPA

Director, State & Local Tax Services
(614) 947-5243

Sara has over 18 years of experience in federal and state and local tax, servicing both public and private companies in the manufacturing, construction, healthcare, professional services and retail industries.

Sara is GBQ’s State Income/Franchise Tax Service Line Leader. In this role, Sara coordinates the successful completion of all multistate income/franchise tax engagements. Sara focuses her expertise on managing state income tax compliance, Ohio Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) consulting, nexus studies, allocation/apportionment reviews and transactional planning. She also assists clients with municipal income taxes, employment taxes and mobile workforce tax matters.

Prior to joining GBQ, Sara worked in the Federal Tax Practice of the Columbus, Ohio office of Deloitte, where she worked mainly on middle-market clients in the manufacturing and construction industries. Sara was also employed as a Senior Tax Accountant at Greif in Delaware, Ohio. While at Greif, she worked extensively in the areas of federal tax compliance, FAS 109, multistate income and franchise tax compliance and state income tax audits.

Sara is active in the community serving as the National Board Treasurer for Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD). In this role, she is the Board Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of WELD.


  • The Ohio State University – B.S., Business Administration, Accounting

Professional Associations

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


Professional Bio