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International Accounting Bulletin: Forum & Awards 2015

| 01 October 2015

The International Accounting Bulletin Forum & Awards returns in 2015 for an accountancy forum and awards ceremony aimed at UK, European and global accounting firm leaders.

Bringing together some of the most prominent people from the industry this half day event will kick off with a networking lunch followed by presentations from top industry leaders. The focus of the talks will consider the accountancy landscape in 2015, disruption, data security and digitalisation.Our panel of expert speakers will conclude the forum by debating what the accounting industry will look like in 2020.

Parallel to the second session IAB and AON will be conducting a global accounting network and association executives’ round table.

The day will conclude with a networking reception celebrating excellence in the accounting profession as International Accounting Bulletin Awards for 2015 are be awarded.

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Following an overwhelming response for this year’s International Accounting Bulletin awards, we have grown the event and are now hosting an official gala dinner to announce this year’s winners, following the day’s industry forum.

The daytime forum, full of thought leading content and discussion, remains free to attend (by invitation only). To attend the drinks reception and gala dinner you can purchase a ticket for £200 + VAT.

Places are limited and in high demand so book now to secure your place at what’s set to be the greatest industry awards of the year!

To register for the forum or the awards dinner, please contact:
Zoi Kotzampasi
zoi.kotzampasi@timetric.com
+44 (0) 20 3096 2587

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This year's IAB Conference and Awards is being held and the stylish Kensington Close Hotel in central London.
This newly refurbished versatile hotel, is located in the heart of Kensington with Kensington close hotel just a short walk from High Street Kensington Tube station.
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We are pleased to announce the confirmed speakers for International Accounting Bulletin: Forum & Awards 2015

Paul Tombleson Partner, KPMG UK

Paul is the Head of KPMG's Technology Risk Consulting and Data & Analytics business. He has more than 16 years of experience in leading data-driven engagements in the UK and internationally, many of which have involved Forensic and Regulatory investigations. This has included some 100 Forensic Technology and IT Security assignments, involving the capture and analysis of data in over 30 countries. Investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, false accounting, insider dealing, rogue trading and other financial irregularity. Paul is familiar with working to the highest digital evidence standards and under legal privilege; as well as Regulatory enquiries on behalf of clients and regulators, including the FCA, FINMA, Bank of England and DTI.

Aster Crawshaw, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Aster is a Partner in Addleshaw Goddard's Professional Practices Group, described as "pre-eminent in terms of overall experience and depth of resource" by the Legal 500. Aster advises professional practices on governance, structuring, partner and risk management issues, with a particular emphasis on international structuring matters. He also advises on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and LLP conversions (both from general partnerships and limited companies). In addition, he works with businesses in the financial services sector, including hedge funds and private equity houses on the use of LLPs and partnerships.

Dan Lichtenstein, General Counsel, Grant Thornton International

Dan is general counsel and company secretary of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL), one of the world's leading organizations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. He has held this position since 1 January 2013. His portfolio of work relates to protecting the "Grant Thornton" brand around the world. This includes handling litigation, intellectual property, governance, structuring, insurance and membership matters. Prior to his current role, Dan was senior counsel at GTIL and previously in house counsel for Grant Thornton LLP, the US member firm of GTIL. He also worked as a corporate attorney with two Chicago based law firms. Dan is based in London, UK.

Faye Chua, Portfolio Head - Business Focus, ACCA

Faye Chua is ACCA's Portfolio Head – Business Focus, leading ACCA's global research and insights programme with a focus on the future directions of business and the accountancy profession across a wide range of subjects, disciplines and influences. Faye has over 10 years of experience in research across different sectors of the economy and has worked in North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. She is the staff expert on ACCA's Accountancy Futures Academy.

Hilde Blomme, Deputy Chief Executive, Federation of European Accountants (FEE)

Hilde Blomme is Reviseur d'Entreprises (Belgium), MBA, FCCA, CPA. She joined FEE in 2003 as Director of Practice Regulation. In 2011, she became FEE Deputy Chief Executive. In her role, she focuses on supporting and advising FEE governing bodies related to public policy and technical matters, co-developing FEE strategy with a focus on public policy and regulatory matters, representing FEE on professional and technical matters and developing FEE staff. As FEE Board Member, Hilde advises on public policy, regulatory and technical matters, co-develops strategy and represents FEE in areas like accounting, reporting, auditing and ethics.

Keith Tracey, Managing Director, Aon Risk Services

Keith has specialized knowledge of the, risk exposures, structure, operations, and professional indemnity issues of professional service firms. He has led client teams delivering complex PI solutions to large national and global firms. He has been involved in designing and placing international programmes for lawyers, accountants and consulting firms. He has a record of constructing complex insurance transactions, solving technical challenges and bringing leadership and clarity to large scale initiatives.

Tracy Andrew, Information Security & Compliance Officer and Data Protection Officer, Fieldfisher

Tracy is the Information Security & Compliance Officer and Data Protection Officer for Fieldfisher, with responsibility for our ISO27001 Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) certification. He manages and maintains the information security, risk and business continuity across the firm, as well as development and implementation of new policies and process to support the organisation. Part of Tracy's role is to work in support of the Privacy and Information Team, working with clients post data breaches to implement remedial actions, investigation of incidents and also undertaking client information security audits, plus advising on potential information security risks for clients

John Rowland, Executive Director, Cicero Group

John is a political consultant and analyst with a decade of experience working in London and Washington, D.C. He has particular interest in political risks for the financial sector. He joined the multi-award winning consultancy Cicero Group in 2006, opened its US presence in 2011 and was appointed to the group board on his return to the UK in 2014. He holds a BSc in Government from London School of Economics and an MSc in Public Policy from University College London.

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Abacus Worldwide is an alliance comprised of independently owned and managed accounting and law firms providing direct access to professionals in every region of the world. As a multi-discipline membership association, both law and accounting firms join Abacus in order to support international business referrals, participate in knowledge exchange and gain access to practice management tools all to better serve their growing clients. To get a better sense for the group you can also see a short promo video showing why Abacus Worldwide is special and why accounting firms and law firms join:

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BDO is a global network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms which perform professional services under the name of BDO. The fee income of the member firms in the BDO network, including the members of their exclusive alliances, was $7.02 billion in 2014. These firms have representation in 153 territories, with almost 60,000 people working out of 1,328 offices worldwide. At BDO, we are passionate about service and have long been aware of its importance to not only our success, but that of our clients. We aim always to bring trustworthy insight and advice to help our clients meet their objectives and to add value

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CaseWare is a leading supplier of software solutions to accountants and auditors worldwide and helps over 300,000 professionals in over 130 countries perform their engagements more easily and efficiently. Founded in Toronto in 1988, CaseWare is the dominant provider of mission-critical accounting and auditing software used by domestic and global accounting firms and a leading provider of auditing software to governments, tax authorities and corporations. CaseWare International's clients use our products to prepare, review and audit financial statements, manage client engagements, conduct detailed audit and fraud detection tests, track time and billings and support overall practice management. In the past year Caseware has introduced the Cloud which is a secure web-based collaboration environment, as a complete solution for building client's practices.

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Crowe Horwath International is ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks with more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in over 120 countries around the world. Crowe Horwath International’s member firms are committed to impeccable quality service, highly integrated service delivery processes and a common set of core values that guide decisions daily. Each firm is well established as a leader in its national business community and is staffed by nationals, thereby providing a knowledge of local laws and customs which is important to clients undertaking new ventures or expanding into other countries. Crowe Horwath International member firms are known for their personal service to privately and publicly held businesses in all sectors and have built an international reputation in the areas of audit, tax and advisory services.

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FreeAgent is award-winning cloud accounting software for accountants working with small business, freelance and contractor clients. It helps to minimise the burden of compliance by providing a powerful end-to-end accounting solution for accountants and their clients. More intuitive than traditional software, FreeAgent facilitates easier collaboration between client and accountant and frees up accountants to focus on giving valuable advice, rather than having to chase down information.

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ShineWing International is an international accounting network founded by ShineWing Certified Public Accountants, and is registered in Hong Kong with its executive headquarter located in Beijing. It is the most influential professional services brand and the fastest growing in emerging markets, uniquely positioned to serve best the clients’ needs and growth.

By 31st December 2014, ShineWing has 5 member firms located in Mainland China, Hong Kong (China), Singapore, Australia, Japan, with 199 partners and about 5,000 staffs worldwide. The revenue for the year 2014 was approximately 260 million USD.

Along growing organically at an unprecedented pace, ShineWing International also identifies and appreciates teams and firms with impeccable ethics and integrity and good quality practices, to share our vision and good will, to extend our network and partnership, to share knowledge and innovation, to inspire our people and organization, and build a success together.

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Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s more than 220,000 professionals are committed to making an impact that matters

Grant Thornton is a leading business adviser that helps dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth. Our brand is respected globally, as one of the major global accounting organisations recognised by capital markets, regulators and international standards setting bodies worldwide. As a $4.7bn global organisation of member firms with 40,000 people in over 130 countries, we have the scale and the capabilities to meet the changing needs of clients, but with the insight and agility that helps them to stay one step ahead.

HLB International is a leading global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers established in 130 countries. With 19,000 staff based in 600 offices worldwide, HLB member firms provide a comprehensive array of audit & accounting, tax and advisory services to clients of all sizes and industry sectors.A member of the International Federation of Accountants’ Forum of Firms, HLB International is committed to the highest quality standards in financial reporting and auditing practices with all members meeting specific quality criteria both nationally and internationally.With member firms well established in their markets, HLB International offers an ideal combination of local expertise and international skills. 

Founded in 1989, INPACT is an international association of accounting firms, with over 150 independent member firms in more than 60 countries. Member firms have been carefully selected in each market to provide clients with local professional advice hey can rely on. And by working together within the global framework provided by the alliance, member firms can provide integrated services in accountancy, tax, audit, corporate finance and much more.

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

We regularly ask our clients what they want and it comes down to focus: greater focus on them, their business, their local area, and their industry sector.We operate out of 8 South of England and London locations, with a strong international focus via HLB International. We offer the full range of services you’d expect, plus some you might not – like strategic consultancy, outsourcing, franchising and business valuations. We deliberately focus on the owner-managed business and eight core industry sectors, so we can provide you with insights that add value. And, above all, our Relationship Partners focus on getting to know you, thus being able to challenge your objectives and guide your business growth.

Nexia is a leading worldwide network of independent accounting and consulting firms, providing a comprehensive portfolio of audit, accountancy, tax and advisory services. With more than 630 offices in over 110 countries around the world, the Nexia member firms work together to help their clients achieve their business and financial goals. With a substantial presence both in the world's major financial and economic centres and elsewhere, Nexia member firms are strategically positioned to serve the diverse international requirements of their clients, ranging from globally listed entities and international subsidiaries, to owner-managed businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they are looking for. We're a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Our purpose is to build trust in society and solveimportant problems.  PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity.

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We are a management and financial consulting firm. We offer a range of consulting services that are tailored to address specific client needs. Our solutions are founded on an adequate understanding of the client needs, its strategy and unique operating characteristics. We do not offer pre-packaged solutions or products. We believe that the value added by a consulting firm is in designing and delivering a solution that addresses the specific client requirements.

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International Accounting Bulletin Awards 2015

The International Accounting Bulletin Awards Ceremony will take place on 1st October 2015. Nominations are now open.

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

  • Nominations are now closed
  • Submissions can be made on behalf of your own company or in recognition of a colleague or a partner firm
  • Nominees should follow the guidelines to ensure their submission has the best chance of winning
  • Send your completed nomination to IAB15awards@uk.timetric.com


Be open about your achievements
Information on submissions labelled CONFIDENTIAL will only be shown to members of the judging panel so please be open about successes. At the same time, even where financial information is in the public domain, please include it to provide a full picture of performance.

Support your opinions with facts
When judges compare companies on various criteria, a company which can quote data on customer satisfaction will be given precedence over one which claims “market-leading service quality” without evidence.

Be concise
Bullet points and short paragraphs supported by a couple of charts or graphs are better than long-winded presentations. Full nominations should be kept to a maximum of 1,200 words.

What makes you unique?
In every category, we are looking for companies that stand out from the crowd. When you list the things you do well, don’t forget to emphasise where you feel you are unique among your competitors, or where you do things differently from the rest of the industry.

Follow the guidelines
While you are invited to raise any point you feel strengthens your nomination, we recommend clearly and directly addressing each point listed in the category criteria – this allows judges to easily compare like with like, and will make sure there are no areas in which your nomination has nothing to say for itself.

Keep it current
Remember that in almost all categories, the award title contains the words “of the year”. For maximum impact, please refer to developments made and performance achieved in the last 12 months. While a record of success won’t hurt a nomination, it is the most recent activity that will win awards for nominees.

Notes

  • Submissions should highlight the key differentiator and competitive nature of the project or implementation.
  • The judges reserve to move a submission to a more appropriate category at their discretion;
  • The judges will give priority to innovative projects and entries that provide details of key metrics highlighting the success of the project/implementation against the project’s stated goals
  • Entrants should use the online entry form but may provide additional information by way of pdf or powerpoint;
  • The judges’ decision is final

The list of award categories and judging criteria for 2015 can be found below. Send your completed nomination to IAB15awards@uk.timetric.com by 26th June 2015.

Network of the Year

The winner of this award will have demonstrated the execution of profitable growth strategies. They will be recognised by the industry as a reputable brand that consistently delivers high quality professional services. The winner will have excelled in a number of key strategic and operational areas over the past 12 months. Nominees in this category must be compliant with the IFAC definition of a network.

Judges will consider

  • Financial performance globally and by region (in the context of a region's economic performance)
  • How effectively the network has strengthened its position in what it identifies as strategically important markets
  • Evidence that the network has consistently provided a top-level standard in network-wide audit quality
  • Evidence that member firms are an employer of choice
  • Evidence of industry leadership, which could include initiatives such as thought leadership, demonstration of best practice, or playing a lead role in discussions over an issue affecting the industry
  • Evidence of client satisfaction
  • Evidence that the network has successfully implemented a strategy that helped it significantly improve its delivery of internal services to member firms and external services to clients
  • Judges will also consider performance in the face of adversity, industry leadership and the promotion of the highest professional standards to business and the public
Rising Star Network

The winner of this award might not be a household name but will have demonstrated exceptional growth, entrepreneurial flair and innovation in elevating its position in the market.

Judges will consider:

  • Evidence of successful implementation of a strategy that has improved the network's global position and reputation across the world
  • Improved performance by fee income and global expansion
  • Evidence that staff and client satisfaction has improved
  • Proven innovation to enhance the network's delivery services
Association of the Year

The winner of this award will have demonstrated the execution of profitable growth strategies. They will be recognised by the industry as a reputable brand that consistently delivers high quality professional services. The winner will have excelled in a number of key strategic and operational areas over the past 12 months.

Judges will consider

  • Financial performance globally and by region (in the context of a region's economic performance)
  • How effectively the association has strengthened its position in what it identifies as strategically important markets
  • Evidence that the network has consistently provided a top-level standard in network wide audit quality
  • Evidence that member firms are an employer of choice
  • Evidence of industry leadership, which could include initiatives such as thought leadership, demonstration of best practice, or playing a lead role in discussions over an issue affecting the industry
  • Evidence of client satisfaction
  • Evidence that the association has successfully implemented a strategy that helped it significantly improve its delivery of internal services to member firms and external services to clients
  • Judges will also consider performance in the face of adversity, industry leadership and the promotion of the highest professional standards to business and the public
Rising Star Association

The winner of this award might not be a household name but will have demonstrated exceptional growth, entrepreneurial flair and innovation.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence of the successful implementation of a strategy that has improved the association's global position and reputation across the world
  • Improved ranking/market position/increased number of members
  • Evidence that staff and client satisfaction has improved
  • The use of innovation to greatly enhance the network's delivery of services
Audit Innovation of the Year

This award will be given to the practice, network or association which has made a major, demonstrable impact on audit quality and client service. Judges will be looking for evidence of improvement in efficiency, accuracy and reliability. This innovation may have occurred across the whole network/association or just within an individual firm.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence of improvements in efficiency, accuracy and reliability
  • Client satisfaction
  • Evidence that the innovation is unique to the market it serves
  • Evidence that the innovation has become a model of best practice to the market it serves
Advisory Firm of the Year

This award will be given to a firm or global network/association which has been working on an advisory project or projects of significant importance or scale demonstrating the organisations advisory abilities.

The judges will be looking at how a firm or global network/association has developed certain advisory capabilities and successfully helped clients with its expertise. Nominations welcome from different advisory areas from big data, cyber to management consultancy.

Judges will consider:

  • Evidence that an organisations advisory service has made an important difference to the success of clients
  • Evidence of outstanding innovation which has benefitted a client/industry
  • Growth across the advisory service
  • Nominations welcome of advisory assignments which have played an important role in wider society
Employer of the Year

In this category IAB may award two Awards: one on a global network and association level and the other to a single firm

This firm/network or association will be widely acclaimed for the training and development of its employees. Judges will look for evidence of creative solution to attracting and retaining talent.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence of creative solutions for attraction and retaining talent
  • Evidence of innovative and successful schemes to attract and retain talent
  • Evidence of high staff satisfaction and high retention rates will also be taken into account
Sustainable Firm of the Year

In this category IAB may award two Awards: one on a global network and association level and the other to a single firm

This award will be won by a firm/network or association demonstrating excellence in corporate social responsibility and environmental initiatives that not only reduce the firm's carbon footprint but make a meaningful difference to the success of the firm.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence of how CSR initiatives are improving firm performance
  • Evidence of the implementation of cutting-edge sustainable solutions
  • Evidence for how firms are helping their clients meet CSR objectives as well as operational improvements through innovation and effective execution of CSR services
  • Special consideration will be given to initiatives that have created a market-wide benchmark
IT Vendor of the Year

Judges encourage nominations for technology suppliers and consultants, as well as accountancy practices for this award. Judges will look for evidence of how effective deployment of technology has reduced costs, improved quality and/or increased opportunities for growth.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence of how the effective deployment of technology has reduced costs, improved quality and/or increased opportunities for growth
  • Proven track record of new software/technology developed to assist the accounting profession
  • Software innovation
Social Networking Champion of the Year (only for global networks/associations)

Judges will be looking at what association/network has made significant progress in building its social media network and has demonstrated most creativity and innovation in their social media strategy. The judges will be looking at platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence of creative strategy used to increase group members and followers
  • Innovative and creative strategies to build brand awareness through social media
  • Use of multiple social media platforms to assist with brand awareness
  • Examples of successful use of social media to assist with the organisations strategy
International Accounting Bulletin Young Accountant of the Year

The winner of this award will have qualified in the past 10 years and will have made a significant difference to their employer. Judges will be looking for evidence of entrepreneurial flair, technical excellence and leadership potential. Nominations for this award must be under 35 years old.

International Accounting Bulletin Personality of the Year

The winner of this award will be chosen by the editorial team of International Accounting Bulletin and the judging panel. We will be looking for an industry leader who is not scared to take a stand and who is outspoken on the issues affecting the profession.

2014: Paul Druckman
2013:
Pauline Wallace
2012:
Jeremy Newman

International Accounting Bulletin Lifetime Achievement Award

The winner of this award will be chosen by the editorial team of International Accounting Bulletin and the judging panel. This award recognises consistent levels of achievement within the profession over a number of years.

2014: Prof. Arnold Schilder
2013:
Ian Ball
2012:
Sir David Tweedie

Ndungu Gathinji, former chairman of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)and former IFAC board member

Mr. Gathinji is a law graduate from the University of Nairobi, but does not practice law. His chosen career is accountancy, and he qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), in 1970, thus becoming the second Kenyan to become a chartered accountant. He is a fellow of ICAEW, as well as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). After qualifying, he worked in industry for 10 years, rising to the position of finance and administration director of Kenya Airways. He then commenced private practice, starting his own firm Cook Sutton Gathinji& co, which later merged with Ernst &Young. He served as head of consulting services before becoming chairman of Ernst & young, East Africa, and vice-chairman of Ernst & Young Africa Group before retiring in 1997

Jane Howard, Partner, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Jane joined Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP in May 2012 (Wragge & Co. as it was then), having trained at Simmons & Simmons (where she became an equity partner in 2001). She has over 20 years’ experience advising the accountancy profession on a range of areas including the defence of claims and advising upon risk management and other strategic business issues Jane has advised two-thirds of the Top 20 UK accountancy firms (including 3 of the Big 4) and 14 of the Top 25 international networks. Jane has also won work from and represented the interests of professional indemnity insurers and actuarial and pensions professionals. Clients have described Jane as a ‘real industry expert’ and the latest edition of Legal 500 describes her as ‘truly excellent’.

Mark Koziel, Vice President - Firm Services & Global Alliances, AICPA

Mark Koziel is Vice President – Firm Services & Global Alliances at the AICPA. He oversees the development, ongoing improvement and delivery of services to members in PCPS/Firm Practice Management as well as International relations with various CPA related groups. He frequently speaks on CPA issues around the country . Prior to joining the AICPA, Mark Koziel served as Director of Media Planning for a political consulting firm in East Aurora, NY serving Presidential, Senate, Congressional and Governor races around the country. Mark also served as Client Director for all national public affairs clients. Mark finished his public accounting career as Director of Placement and Human Resource Consulting Divisions at a large local accounting firm in Buffalo, NY. His experiences with recruiting for firm employees and assisting clients in filling key accounting positions served as the springboard to the development of the Placement Services division. His recruiting techniques used for the firm served as the system to be used for Placement Services. He served in various accounting and consulting roles for over ten years prior to creating Placement Services.

Award Shortlist 2015

The finalists for the IAB 2015 awards are listed below. Winners will be announced at the IAB Conference & Awards on 1st October 2015

NETWORK OF THE YEAR

  • BDO
  • KPMG
  • PwC

RISING STAR NETWORK

  • Auren
  • Santa Fe
  • ShineWing  
  • SMS Latinoamerica
  • Reanda

ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR

  • DFK International
  • INPACT
  • Praxity

RISING STAR ASSOCIATION

  • ABACUS
  • INPACT

AUDIT INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

  • Caseware
  • Deloitte

ADVISORY FIRM OF THE YEAR
Global:

  • Crowe Horwath International
  • PwC

Single firm:

  • Crowe Horwath UAE
  • Clearwater
  • Nexia Malta

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

  • Grant Thornton International
  • WithumSmith+Brown (HLB USA)
  • Mazars
  • Nexia Tanzania
  • PwC

SUSTAINABLE FIRM OF THE YEAR

  • Crowe Horwath International
  • KPMG
  • ShineWing

SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING CHAMPION OF THE YEAR:
Global

  • KPMG
  • Mazars

Single firm

  • Baker Tilly Malaysia
  • Nexia SKP
  • RSM Egypt

IT VENDOR

  • Blackline
  • Caseware
  • FreeAgent
  • Energy Consulting (HLB Russia)
  • Intuit

YOUNG ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR

  • Amy Askew, partner at Menzies LLP, HLB UK
  • Benjamin Mulling, chair of the global board of directors at the Institute of Management Accountants

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Fayezul Choudhury, CEO, IFAC
  • Olivia Kirtley, president of the board, IFAC
  • Sacha Romanovitch, CEO, Grant Thornton UK

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Aziz Dieye, Pioneering Member, Pan-African Federation of Accountant
  • Fayezul Choudhury, CEO, IFAC
  • Geoff Barnes, immediate past CEO and president of Baker Tilly International
  • Jos Van Huut, board member of Royal NIVRA; vice-president Federation of European Accountants; member of managing board and governance council of Praxity AISBL
  • Khalid Maniar, founder and group managing partner of Horwath MAK
  • Olivia Kirtley, president of the board, IFAC
  • Raul Correa, CEO, BDO Brazil
  • Zhang Ke, chairman, ShineWing International

The Winners of this Year’s IAB awards are:

Network of the Year

BDO

Rising Star Network of the Year

ShineWing International

Association of the Year

DFK International

Rising Star Association of the Year

INPACT

Audit Innovation of the Year

Deloitte

Advisory Firm of the Year

Global – Crowe Horwath International

Single firm – Nexia BT , Malta

Employer of the Year

Grant Thornton

Sustainable Firm of the Year

KPMG

Social Networking Champion of the Year

Global – KMPG

Single Firm – SKP Business Consulting

IT Vendor of the Year

Caseware

International Accounting Bulletin Young Accountant of the Year 2015

Amy Askew

International Accounting Bulletin Personality of the Year 2015

Sasha Romanovitch

International Accounting Bulletin Lifetime Achievement award 2015

Geoff Barnes

 

 

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International Accounting Bulletin: Forum & Awards 2015

Our half-day agenda is packed with presentations from top industry leaders. The focus of the talks in 2015 will consider: the accountancy landscape in 2015, convergence of service lines, regulation, disruption, data security and digitalisation.Our panel of expert speakers will conclude the forum by debating what the accounting industry will look like in 2020.

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  • Tom Burton, KPMG
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If you did not attend the International Accounting Bulletin Industry Forum and Awards 2015 you can still access and download the presentations for £300. For more information please email polly.bosher@timetric.com 

 

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