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Accounting Excellence Awards 2020 open for entries

This year’s Accounting Excellence awards will celebrate bookkeepers and sole practitioners in two new categories, as the prestigious accounting accolades open for entries.

15th Jan 2020
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From the 14 January, the annual accounting awards are back looking for the country’s most progressive and ambitious firms. Only this year the Accounting Excellence Awards are recognising the achievements of bookkeepers, sole practitioners and is looking for the digital firm of the year.

Accountants contending with the annual self assessment headache need not add another deadline to their already bloating workload. The entry period is slated to close at the end of March, which gives these accountants enough time to recuperate after their stressful start of the year and then put all their focus into polishing their award submissions.

From there, all eyes from the accountancy profession will be on the Brewery in London on September 10th when the winners will be announced.

In addition to the three new categories, the awards will continue to salute large, medium and small firms. There are also gongs for client service, growth and last year’s new ‘Investing in People’ award also returns - showing the increasing importance the profession has placed on wellbeing and learning and development. 

The sole practitioner award follows in the footsteps of the hugely competitive small firm award, which demonstrates how size does not restrict excellence in the accounting world.

The other new category is digital firm of the year. This award is in response to the overwhelming impact digitalisation has had on the profession. 

Now in its 10th year, the awards recognise accounting firms for excellence in areas such as client service and care and performance measures like revenue growth and profitability.

Do you think you have what it takes to win this year? Enter the awards here

Accounting firm flinder was the big winner at last year’s awards after picking up three gongs including new firm of the year, fast-track firm of the year and innovative firm of the year.  

In the firm size categories, Next Level Business LTD took home the small firm of the year award after putting in place a fully end-to-end digital model which helped the firm live up to its name and take its clients to the next level.  

Elsewhere Farnell Clarke’s long term strategic planning and passion for technology impressed the judges enough to win the medium-firm of the year. And Brighton-based firm Crunch stormed to the large firm of the year after its commitment to continuous innovation.

For Rebecca Benneyworth, the recipient of last year’s outstanding contribution award, "Accounting Excellence means doing everything in your power to support your client businesses to achieve their ambitions for their business." 

Medium-firm winner Green & Co’s Katie Williams says Accounting Excellence means “striving to excel in all areas of business for the benefit of clients and also your team”.

The evening will also commend excellence in accounting software. You can still vote on your favourite accounting software

Firm awards

  • Bookkeeping Firm of the Year
  • Client Service Award
  • Digital Firm of the Year
  • Fast-track Firm of the Year
  • Innovative Firm of the Year
  • Investing in People Award
  • Large Firm of the Year
  • Medium Firm of the Year
  • New Firm of the Year
  • Small Firm of the Year
  • Specialist Team of the Year
  • Sole Practitioner of the Year
  • Software Innovation of the Year 
  • Practice Pioneer of the Year

​Feeling inspired? Polish your entry and enter the awards by clicking this link