Client 〉 Joe Spain, CFO — Intellinetics, Inc.
“GBQ has consistently demonstrated a high level of engagement in helping us successfully meet our regulatory requirements. This is accomplished in a few ways.
First, there is constant discussion regarding upcoming pronouncements, filing requirement changes, such as iXBRL, new programs, including PPP or ERC, and SEC hot topics, including comment letters. These discussions are often verbal; and tailored to us, versus simply a link to a generalized blog on their site (although they have those too). These discussions tend to happen very early (often before I’ve even looked into the issue).
Second, the team shares best practices in both black and white and gray matters of accounting treatment, presentation, or even footnote wording.
Third, just about NOTHING gets by their reviewers; not even the smallest typo!
Engagements have always felt consultative and collegiate; at the same time, GBQ has never compromised their arms-length relationship. Further, the level of engagement sets them apart from other auditors in the number of contact points and deep immersion of the more senior team members – partner, senior manager, and manager levels – as well as their availability when I reach out.
There’s an intangible feeling of support and investment in our success. GBQ is large enough that I feel confident with their depth of expertise and competence and small enough that I feel important to them. I would have no hesitation recommending GBQ to others.”
Client 〉 Jerry Blaskie, Vice President, CFO and Treasurer — SCI Engineered Materials, Inc.
“SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. (SCI), a publicly traded company, has engaged GBQ as its independent registered public accounting firm since 2014. They consistently demonstrate a desire to understand SCI’s growing business with our best interests in mind while always maintaining an objective approach to their work. GBQ provides excellent advice, suggestions and responds to questions throughout the year, not just during fieldwork, in a prompt, professional and courteous manner.
In addition to annual audit services, GBQ provides quarterly financial reviews and tax assistance, as needed. They have consistently exhibited flexibility concerning scheduling needs and provided full support to accommodate SCI’s internal and public reporting needs.
GBQ personnel understand and work well with our accounting staff, Audit Committee and Board of Directors. The relationship has been exceptional in all aspects since day one. I highly recommend GBQ for the full range of services they offer clients.”
Client 〉 Michael Taylor, VP, Corporate Controller — Greif
“GBQ serves as a valuable advisor to us regarding benefit plan audit matters. The team has strong technical expertise that we rely on to ensure we are meeting all our compliance obligations. GBQ is upfront and transparent about the audit process and seeks to avoid surprises.”