Individual Excellence Awards

The winners of these award categories will have demonstrated excellence in their profession.

The awards seek to reward individuals who have contributed to the development and progression of the profession. Entries can be submitted by organisations nominating their employees, from firms nominating clients or individuals wishing to recognise either their own or their colleague's efforts.

The awards in this section will be judged against four key criteria:
  • Professionalism
  • Measurable Success
  • Innovation
  • Role Model

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Entries close on 7th July.

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Rising Star of the Year

This award is designed to reward outstanding talent among part qualified and newly qualified accountants/finance professionals of no more than three years’ experience post qualification. The award is open to individuals meeting the criteria and currently employed in an accountancy practice or Corporate Finance Team. Entrants will need to show that they have not only excelled in their exams, but that they have gone above and beyond in their attitude to development. This might include assuming extra responsibilities, taking on and completing special projects, or assuming a role much earlier than would otherwise be expected.

CFO/Finance Director of the Year

The CFO/Finance Director of the Year Award recognises excellence in financial management and is open to Finance Directors (CFOs or business unit financial directors) from any field or industry and commerce. The winner will be an industry leader who has achieved notable career success and demonstrated the highest level of innovation, business strategy and quality of service. As a role model the candidate will possess integrity and strong leadership within the profession.

Partner of the Year

The Partner of the Year Award recognises excellence in a Partner who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and influence. The award is open to Partners demonstrate that they have acted above and beyond their role in helping develop either their clients or the practice. The winner will be an industry leader who has shown responsibility in their chosen field and demonstrated the highest level of innovation, business strategy and quality of service. As a role model the candidate will possess integrity and strong leadership within the profession.

Outstanding Contribution to Accounting and Finance

Chosen by the BAA Judging Panel, the winner is a figure who they believe has had most impact on the accountancy and finance profession over the last 12 months. Usually – though not necessarily – an accountant, the winner is likely to have impacted on the working lives of most accountants over the course of the year. The winner will have shown evidence of leadership, determination, and clarity of thought. This award is not open to entry.

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