Accounting Excellence Awards 2021 open for entries

20th Apr 2021
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Now in its eleventh year, the Accounting Excellence Awards continues to celebrate the firms and individuals whose success, innovation and ambition are inspiring the wider finance and accounting professions. Do you deserve to join the hall of fame? Enter the awards here.

Accounting Excellence 2021 - Entries open

The Awards will be back with an in-person celebration on the 21st of October at The Brewery, London. With 21 awards up for grabs, this year promises to be the best yet. 

New for 2021, the Accounting Excellence Awards are recognising the achievements of payroll professionals (Payroll Team of the Year), and tax teams (Tax Team of the Year), with the Bookkeeping Team of the Year category also making a return after its successful roll out last year.  

The Awards will shine a light on the rising stars in the profession, recognising trainees, part qualified or unqualified accountants that have gone above and beyond for their clients or employers with the new Rising Star of the Year award.

The popular Hero categories are back for a second year, to recognise the contributions firms, individuals and vendors have made to the wider accounting community.

A Partnership Award category has been introduced this year to celebrate the symbiotic relationship between accountants and vendors and will reward software vendors who are providing exceptional support to their customers and are working in collaboration with their accountant partners to help them and their clients grow.  

The new Transformation Project of the Year category seeks to award firms for strong growth or an innovation, enabling the firm to chart new frontiers. 

In addition to the new categories, the awards will continue to salute large, medium and small firms. There are also gongs for client service, growth, and investing in people, showing the increasing importance the profession has placed on wellbeing and learning and development.



  • Small Firm of the Year
  • Medium Firm of the Year
  • Large Firm of the Year
  • New Firm of the Year
  • Fast-track Firm of the Year
  • Investing in People Award
  • Client Service Award
  • Hero Award: Accounting Firm
  • Sole Practitioner of the Year
  • Transformation Project of the Year


  • Practice Pioneer of the Year
  • Hero Award: Individual
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution Award


  • Bookkeeping Team of the Year
  • Specialist Team of the Year
  • Tax Team of the Year
  • Payroll Team of the Year


  • Hero Award: Vendor
  • Partnership Award
  • Product Innovation of the Year

The Accounting Excellence Software Awards are now the AccountingWEB Software Awards. Find out more here.