Excellence in Accounting and Finance

This group of awards recognise and rewards excellence in the Accounting and Finance profession during the last twelve months.

The awards in this section will be judged against four key criteria:
  • Objectives of the Project/Programme
  • Strategy
  • Implementation
  • Results

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Entries close on 14th June.

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Small Practice Innovation of the Year

This award seeks to recognise a small practice taking the most unique, different, and innovative approach to either business structure/strategy, or its approach to client service provision. Use of innovative techniques, resources, or technologies to acquire and retain clients and/or develop professionalism within the firm. Entry is open to all small practices and awarded to the firm with a turnover below £3m as reported in the last financial year.

Our judges will be looking for:

Clear and measurable return on investment – examples of how the practice’s new approach has had a positive impact on clients, staff, and/or the Practice.

Mid-Tier Innovation of the Year

This award seeks to recognise a mid-tier Firm taking the most unique, different, and innovative approach to either business structure/strategy, or its approach to client service provision. Use of innovative techniques, resources, or technologies to acquire and retain clients and/or develop professionalism within the firm. Entry is open to all mid-tier firms and awarded to the firm with a turnover between £3m and £25m as reported in the last financial year.

Our judges will be looking for:

Clear and measurable return on investment – examples of how the practice’s new approach has had a positive impact on clients, staff, and/or the Practice.

Large Firm Innovation of the Year

This award seeks to recognise a large firm taking the most unique, different and innovative approach to either business structure/strategy, or its approach to client service provision. Use of innovative techniques, resources, or technologies to acquire and retain clients and/or develop professionalism within the firm. Entry is open to all large firms and awarded to the firm with a turnover greater than £25m as reported in the last financial year.

Our judges will be looking for:

Clear and measurable return on investment – examples of how the practice’s new approach has had a positive impact on clients, staff, and/or the Practice.

Innovation & Transformation of the Year
Industry only

This award seeks to recognise an in-house Finance Team taking the most unique, different, and innovative approach to either organisational structure/strategy to improve operational effectiveness and business performance. This should focus on a period of transformation and change recognising a team’s ability to plan, implement and manage a business transformation project. Entry is open to all Corporate Finance Teams.

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Graduate and Non-Graduate Programme of the Year

This award recognises a firm or organisation’s excellence in developing a business-led training scheme/programme – including apprenticeships, recruitment programmes and school leaver qualification-based schemes. The winner will demonstrate the use of 21st century learning options and innovative ways to attract, retain and develop younger generations to its profession while delivering real bottom line results. Entry is open to both practice and corporate organisations from any industry and commerce.

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Outstanding Advisory or Client Project of the Year

This award recognises excellence in an advisory team who have provided outstanding value and service to their clients. This may include exemplary approaches to knowledge management, development of new propositions, continuous improvement in operational efficiencies or innovations in the creation of value for clients. Entry is open to all Practices.

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Innovation in Annual Reporting

This award recognises excellence in providing outstanding communication and presentation of vital financial and non-financial data including; management of strategy; corporate governance and social responsibility. Judges will be looking for firms or organisations who are going above and beyond for a wider audience and doing something innovative whilst displaying integrity, clarity and transparency. Entry is open to both practice and corporate organisations from any industry and commerce.

Our judges will be looking for a report that has:

To support your entry please provide an example of your Annual Report.

Diversity, Inclusion and Ethics Award

Recognising a Finance team or Practice that has built a culture that promotes trust, collaboration, and growth through a diversified and inclusive environment. Entry is open to both practice and corporate organisations from any industry and commerce.

Our judges will be looking for:

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