International Accounting Bulletin Awards 2013

Date 13 March 2013

Following last year’s incredibly successful International Accounting Bulletin Awards, we are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 2013 event.

The International Accounting Bulletin Awards are designed to celebrate accounting achievements over the past year and shine light on the individuals and businesses that have moved the industry forwards.

View photos from last year’s event

This year’s event will be held in the beautiful, heritage-listed Moorgate Place. Attendees will have the opportunity to create and build new contacts with senior-level executives from across the accounting industry while celebrating the best and brightest.

International Accounting Bulletin is the leading authority of the global accounting industry and regularly analyses firm performance and best practices.

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Doors will open at 6.00pm , and the awards will start at approximately 6.30pm.

The event will close by 8.30pm


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To attend the International Accounting Bulletin Awards 2013 please email

Vicki.Walker@vrlfinancialnews.com

 

Doors will open at 6.00pm , and the awards will start at approximately 6.30pm.

The event will close by 8.30pm.


ELIGIBLE INSTITUTIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING BULLETIN AWARDS 2013 INCLUDE:

Awards Categories

This year we have 14 awards categories. Winners will be determined by an impartial judging panel made up of industry experts.

Doors will open at 6.00pm , and the awards will start at approximately 6.30pm.

The event will close by 8.30pm.


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 consistantly 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 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
  • 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 consistantly delviers 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 wil have demonstrated exceptional growth, entrepreneurial flair and innovation.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence of the successful implementation of a strategy that has improved the network’s global position and reputation across the world
  • 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

Tax Adviser of the Year

This award recognises a tax practice that has made an oustanding contribution to a client’s global tax needs. This could be in the form of tax planning for an individual client or cross-border solutions across a whole network. Judges will look for evidence of how effective tax advice has benefitted clients.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence of how a global tax planning solution has benefitted a client
  • Evidence of innovation or best practice in the provision of global tax solutions
  • Evidence of industry leadership
  • Client satisfaction

Consultancy of the Year

This award recognises a consulting practice/firm that has made a significant difference to the industry it serves through innovation and service excellence. The award is open to any field of consulting. Judges will look for evidence of the depth and breadth of advice and skills and how clients have benefitted from this.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence that the consultancy has made an important difference to the success of clients
  • Evidence that the consultancy has made an importance difference or become a benchmark service to the industry
  • Evidence of outstanding innovation which has benefitted a client/industry
  • Network-wide excellence and growth in consulting will also be considered but is not essential

Employer of the Year

This firm will be widely acclaimed for the training and development of its employees.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence of creative solutions for attraction and retaining talent
  • Evidence of high staff satisfaction and high rentention rates will also be taken into account

Sustainable Firm of the Year

This award will be won by a firm 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

This award will be won by the IT vendor that has made the most significant difference to the accounting profession over the past year. Judges encourage nominations for technology suppliers and consultants, as well as accountacy practices for this award.

Judges will consider

  • Evidence of how the effective deployment of technology has reduced costs, improved quality and/or increased opportunities for growth

Social Networking Champion of the Year

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

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. 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.

International Accounting Bulletin Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Nominate now


Network of the Year

BDO International
Grant Thornton International
Nexia International

Rising Star Network

Nexia International
Kreston International

Association of the Year

INPACT Group
MSI Global Alliance
Alliott Group
MHA
Morison International
Praxity

Rising Star Association

JHI
MSI Global Alliance
Praxity
INPACT Group

Audit Innovation of the Year

Mazars
Crowe Horwath International
Uzbekistan Chamber of Auditors

Advisory Firm of the Year

Mazars
Crowe Horwath International
Marks Paneth & Shron

Employer of the year

RSM
MHA MacIntyre Hudson
Plante Moran
WithumSmith+Brown

Social Networking Champion of the Year

Ernst & Young
KPMG
Mazars
Dixon Hughes Goodman

Sustainable firm of the year

KPMG
Moss Adams
SizweNtsalubaGobodo

IT Vendor of the Year

CaseWare
Enterprise Worldwide
Funding Options
IRIS


The awards will be judged by an independent panel including Sir David Tweedie, Sue Almond of ACCA and Jane Howard of Wragge & Co


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