New Firm of the Year

OVERVIEW

The Australian accounting industry is ripe for start-ups and entrepreneurs right now, particularly given the new technological tools unique to this generation of accounting professionals.

This award recognises the start-up firm in the accounting industry that demonstrated the most effective business growth during the 2017 calendar year.

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, that began operations on or after 1 January 2015. The award is based on the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

CRITERIA

State the date that you officially began trading.
Please provide your ABN.

QUALITATIVE CRITERIA

  • Outline the tactics used to grow your firm from a start-up, 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 influenced your start-up success.
  • Demonstrate a structured approach to the start-up, with clear objectives and associated results. In addition, highlight how you have engaged best practice and innovation to achieve start-up success.
  • Highlight how the firm represents the profession and exemplifies professionalism.

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
Total graduate intake