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INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

ACCOUNTING CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the consultant who has exceeded expectations in their dedication and performance for clients on complex business matters.

ACCOUNTING SUPPORT STAFF OF THE YEAR

This awards recognises a person who is vital to supporting an accounting firm's operations and service lines, by demonstrating outstanding commitment to their firm, clients and its ongoing success. It considers the activities and actions of the support staff employee, in terms of how they assist business operations and drive success.

BOOKKEEPER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises an outstanding Australian bookkeeper who effectively serviced clients and drove revenue growth for their firm in the 2019 calendar year.

CORPORATE ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the corporate accountant who went beyond the basics of management to keep their business's compliance and financial targets on track, while remaining true to the needs and expectations of its people and leaders.

PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Partners who drive growth and progress in large firms often successfully negotiate the pressures of national and international clients and ensure the long-term success of their firm or division.

PROPERTY SPECIALIST ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR

Accountants are often the first port of call for property investors, and are crucial in ensuring portfolios are structured effectively and efficiently.

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

An increasingly competitive accounting industry calls for professionals who are determined to make their services and work stand out and make a notable difference.

SUPERANNUATION AUDITOR OF THE YEAR

Australians entering the workforce today will have known nothing other than compulsory superannuation savings. A rigid, robust framework for compliance and integrity in the sector is crucial to the stability and growth of the superannuation system, as is a service offering that is scalable and efficient.

THOUGHT LEADER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises an individual within the accounting industry who has shown a committed passion and aptitude for improving the industry.

ACCOUNTING STUDENT OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the university student who demonstrated the most outstanding commitment to success in a future career in the accounting industry in the 2019 calendar year.

AUDITOR OF THE YEAR

This award recognises an outstanding auditor in the accounting industry, who has effectively driven revenue growth and shaped their firm's success in the 2019 calendar year.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the CFO who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in shaping their business's performance.

NEW PARTNER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises an outstanding new partner in the accounting industry, who most effectively drove revenue growth and shaped their firm's success in the 2019 calendar year.

PARTNER OF THE YEAR (BOUTIQUE FIRM)

Partners of boutique firms in the accounting industry are in a unique position to significantly impact bottom line growth and the firm's market position.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR

Public accountants service a range of clients and industries, and have long been held in high esteem by the small business community in Australia, as well as the trusted adviser to individuals and families.

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR

Not-for-profit accountants are specialists that work with charities and not-for-profit (NFP) entities and deal with the specific accounting standards, tax requirements and regulatory framework that applies to the sector.

SUPERANNUATION SPECIALIST ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR

This award recognises an accountant who specialises in superannuation advice and is highly adept at guiding their clients through the rigour of reform and crucial compliance
functions.

YOUNG ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR (30 YEARS OR UNDER)

This award recognises the most outstanding young accountant in the industry, who demonstrated an exemplary commitment to success in their accounting career in the 2019 calendar year.

 

GROUP AWARDS

BOOKKEEPING FIRM OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the bookkeeping firm that most effectively drove business growth during the 2019 calendar year, utilising a range of business development principles and tactics.

BOUTIQUE FIRM OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN 20 EMPLOYEES)

This award recognises the boutique firm in the accounting industry that most effectively drove business growth during the 2019 calendar year, utilising a range of business development principles and tactics.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PROGRAM/INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the firm that has gone above and beyond to prioritise and fast track a diverse, inclusive and collaborative workplace to both champion equality and meet a broad
range of client needs and expectations.

FIRM OF THE YEAR

Executing and sustaining a growth strategy in a marketplace of tough nationwide competitors are among the great challenges, and successes, of many firms in the Australian accounting industry.

MARKETING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Although not the traditional domain of accounting businesses, firms and networks are increasingly recognising the bottom-line benefits of having an effective and strategic marketing program.

NETWORK OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the accounting network that works to give growth opportunities to its associated firms and is focused on enabling quality client services.

SMSF FIRM OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the firm with a distinct SMSF focus, with staff and services dedicated to the provision of SMSF advice.

WELLNESS PROGRAM/INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

This award recognises an accounting or bookkeeping firm in Australia that has actively advocated for health and wellness initiatives, events and/or activities among their peers and
the community at large.

BOUTIQUE FIRM OF THE YEAR (20 EMPLOYEES OR MORE)

This award recognises the boutique firm in the accounting industry that most effectively drove business growth during the 2019 calendar year, utilising a range of business development principles and tactics.

BUSINESS ADVISORY FIRM OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the firm in the accounting industry that most effectively drove growth in its business advisory unit during the 2019 calendar year, utilising a range of business
development principles and tactics.

FAST-GROWING FIRM OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the firm in the accounting industry in Australia that demonstrated the most effective business growth during the 2019 calendar year, considering both organic and/or acquisitional growth strategies.

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Innovative businesses, at a time of intense disruption and evolution, are capitalising on the ever-growing opportunities in the accounting industry and securing their success as longterm players.

MULTISERVICE FIRM OF THE YEAR

Firms in the Australian accounting industry are increasingly recognising the benefits of diversified service offerings in terms of securing long-term clients and futureproofing their
business.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the firm in the accounting industry in Australia that demonstrated the most effective professional development program during the 2019 calendar year.

START-UP FIRM OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the start-up firm in the accounting industry that demonstrated the most effective business growth during the 2019 calendar year.