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.

This award recognises an outstanding partner in the accounting industry who most effectively drove revenue growth and shaped their firm’s success in 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 partner in terms of driving increased revenue and efficiencies within their business/business units.


This award is open to all partners of firms that provided accounting services with under $10 million in revenue for the 2017 calendar year. The award is based on the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Note: If your public title is not partner, please provide evidence as to why in effect you are a partner.

QUALITATIVE CRITERIA (maximum 300 words per question)

  • Detail how you structured your firm/business units to drive sustainable revenue growth in 2017.
  • Outline your unique selling points/points of difference as a practice partner compared with your peers, and how you have created a quality firm as a result.
  • Highlight your contribution to innovation in your firm/business unit and how this has impacted on business growth.
  • Provide a case study that showcases your success as a practice partner in 2017.

BUSINESS METRICS (Please provide metrics for service lines under partner’s control only)

Metric 1/1/2016 - 31/12/2016 1/1/2017 - 31/12/2017
Total revenue (firm)
Total revenue (under partner's control)
Number of clients (under partner's control)
Percentage of recurring income (under partner's control)
Number of new clients (under partner's control)
Total number of staff under management (under partner's control)