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Winners of the Australian Accounting Awards revealed


Australia’s top accounting firms and professionals have been revealed at the 2016 Australian Accounting Awards.

By Katarina Taurian2 minute read

The Australian Accounting Awards, supported by principal partner Reckon, recognises excellence across all facets of the accounting industry nationwide.


At a five-star gala dinner held in Sydney this evening, winners of the 22 categories for 2016 were announced to a crowd of over 400 people.

Terry Braithwaite, publisher of AccountantsDaily, noted that this year there were a record 161 finalists, and the quality of submissions was outstanding.

“Winners and finalists alike should be very proud of their achievements. The competition was fierce this year,” Mr Braithwaite said.

“It was a pleasure and privilege to see some of this industry’s brightest talents recognised for their hard work,” he added.

Reckon’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Sam Allert, also congratulated all winners and finalists on their achievements.

“The awards are extremely well represented this year, with many of Australia’s leading accounting professionals and firms nominated,” Mr Allert said.

AccountantsDaily would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners and finalists. The 2016 award recipients are:

Graduate program of the year
Power Tynan

Accounting student of the year
Zak Robson
HLB Mann Judd

Community engagement program of the year
Perks and Associates

Bookkeeper of the year
Leah Moore
Digit Books

Innovator of the year
Altezza Partners

Rising star of the year
Alex Hardy
Prosperity Advisers Group

Bookkeeping firm of the year
Eye on Books

Professional development program of the year
Pitcher Partners

Office administrator of the year
Rachael Keuning
Walsh Accountants

Young accountant of the year
Aisha Nyamunda

New partner of the year
Dean Love
Pitcher Partners

Partner of the year (less than $1bn in revenue)
Rocco Musumeci
Henderson Maxwell

Partner of the year (boutique firm)
Shannon Smit
Transfer Pricing Solutions

Executive of the year
Rob Southwell
Pitcher Partners

Thought leader of the year
Michael Carruthers
Knowledge Shop

Diversified firm of the year
Altus Financial

Fast-growing firm of the year
Synergy Group Australia

Marketing program of the year
m.a.s accountants

Boutique firm of the year (less than $10m in revenue)
Carbon Accounting

Firm of the year (less than $1bn in revenue)
Altus Financial

Firm of the year (more than $1bn in revenue)

AccountantsDaily excellence award
Rob Southwell
Pitcher Partners

Winners of the Australian Accounting Awards revealed
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