Ian Snook, from William Buck’s Adelaide tax division received the award by surprise at the South Australian Tax Institute of Australia annual appreciation cocktail party.
William Buck managing director Jamie McKeough said he couldn’t think of a more deserving adviser.
“Ian is an outstanding contributor to education and technical matters both locally and nationally and has played a significant role in creating tax reform for SMEs.”
“One of Ian’s greatest strengths is his ability to provide practical solutions to very complex tax problems and the ability to convey in ‘lay’ terms for clients and staff,” Mr McKeough continued.
“This skill makes him a highly sought after speaker and he is well known as a prolific presenter, having delivered more than 20 papers to the profession”.
“This award is a tremendous honour for Ian and truly deserved. We are delighted that he has been acknowledged by his peers in this way,” he said.
In 2007, Ian prepared a submission to the Senate Committee for Superannuation headed by Senator Corey Bernardi, which resulted in amendments for small to medium business in planning and structuring for retirement, allowing up to $1 million of un-deducted superannuation contributions.
"The work Ian did in 2007 for the Senate submission was a coup for the tax profession,” Mr McKeough said.