GBQ’s Benefit Plan Group provides audit, tax and consulting services to a broad range of clients, representing growing companies requiring first-time plan audits, companies with multiple locations to those with multi-employer plans.

The GBQ team conducts audits of over 100 different benefit plans of various sizes; ranging from small to very large, to those with thousands of participants in the plan. Our audits also consist of defined contribution plans, —including 401(k) plans—defined benefit plans and health and welfare plans.

Your situation and your needs are unique. We understand. Our experienced professionals possess the industry-specific experience, training and specialized knowledge. Our team has significant experience in dealing with audit issues and has attended several national and local conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society Conference for Employee Benefit Plans.

We have significant experience dealing with the compliance requirements set forth in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as well as the regulations of the Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). From defined benefit plans and health and welfare plans, our team will guide you through every step of your audit, and advise you on how to best offer benefits.

You deserve a team that stands out. We serve our clients with partner and/or manager-level professionals who know how to communicate and work with you and your team in order to reach milestones in an efficient and effective way.


 AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center

GBQ is a member of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center. The Center was established to promote the quality of employee benefit plan audits. Membership to the Center is voluntary but to be eligible to become a member of the Center certain requirements must be met. Some of the requirements include sufficient training of all staff that work on employee benefit plans, additional review of employee benefit plan audits during our internal inspection and additional review of pension engagements during our peer review.