Fast-Growing Firm of the Year

OVERVIEW

Achieving notable growth in a crowded marketplace, particularly given tough market conditions, has been a unique success story in the Australian accounting industry in recent years.

This award recognises the firm in the accounting industry in Australia that demonstrated the most effective business growth during the 2017 calendar year, considering both organic and/or acquisitional growth strategies.

Based on business growth metrics as well as support and servicing, the award considers the activities, strategies and actions of the firm in terms of driving increased revenue and efficiencies.

ELIGIBILITY

This award is open to all firms providing accounting services in Australia registered to operate after 1 January 2015.

The award is based on the period from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017.

QUALITATIVE CRITERIA (maximum 300 words per question)

  • Outline the tactics used to grow your firm, win new business, gain market share, overcome competition and support your staff to offer the best service possible in 2017.
  • Describe your point of difference/unique selling points and how these have helped to grow your business in 2017.
  • Demonstrate a structured approach to growth, with clear objectives and associated results.
  • Highlight how you engaged best practice and innovation to achieve growth in 2017.
  • Where relevant, evidence any financial or business metrics and/or statements with supporting documentation.

BUSINESS METRICS

Metric 1/1/2016 - 31/12/2016 1/1/2017 - 31/12/2017
Total revenue
Number of partners
Number of clients
Percentage of recurring income
Number of new clients
Number of offices
Total number of staff