Steve Collings has won Accounting Technician of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards 2011.
AccountingWEB’s financial reporting correspondent pipped other shortlisted candidates, Kate Hawkins and Garry Coombs Collings, to the post at the ceremony that that focusses on performance and innovation in accountancy practice.
The judges said: “Not only did Steve excel above and beyond the call of duty in his day job but he also managed to write highly successful books. He is clearly a dedicated man who worked tirelessly to raise the standards and professionalism of his part of the industry.”
Collings said: “I am delighted to be awarded the accounting technician of the year award in recognition of the work that I have done within the profession. Myself and LWA are proud of the high standards of service which we offer to our clients. This award is testament to the firms continuing high standards of service and levels of knowledge.
Collings, Senior statutory auditor and technical partner at Leavitt Walmsley Associates, has spent nearly 12 years at his practice and written a vast number of technical articles and books for the audit and accountancy profession, including his most recent title Interpretation and Application of International Standards on Auditing.
Other winners at the award included Jeremy Newman, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Newman, who spent more than 30 years with BDO International, led the company though its restructuring process to become a unified national firm.